Braskem SA

09/15/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/15/2020 06:38

Material Fact - Braskem announces updates on the geological event of Alagoas

BRASKEM S.A.
Corporate Taxpayer ID (CNPJ): 42.150.391/0001-70
Company Registry (NIRE): 29.300.006.939
Publicly-Held Company

MATERIAL FACT

Braskem S.A. ('Braskem' or 'Company'), in compliance with CVM Instruction 358/02, informs its shareholders and the market an important development in the assessment the potential impacts of the geological event of Alagoas to the surface of the region, with the conclusion, on September 14, 2020, of expert and independent technical studies contracted by the Company from internationally recognized entities ('Studies').

Based on the potential short-term impacts appointed by the Studies, the Company's preliminary estimate is that approximately additional 800 properties should be included as a cautionary measure in the Financial Compensation and Support for Relocation Program. For that, the Company will initiate discussions for a possible amendment to the agreement entered into with authorities on January 3, 2020, which is expected to result in additional expenses in the estimate amount of approximately R$300 million.

In addition, the Studies provide an analysis of scenarios of areas with potential future impacts on the surface in the long term, which include, among other areas, all areas of the Map of Sectors of Damage and Priority Action Lines by the Civil Defense of Maceió of June 2020. The Studies will be submitted to the relevant authorities to define possible actions that may adopted upon mutual agreement.

In order to implement the potential new measures related to the geological event in Alagoas, the Company, in light of the information available to date, estimates approximately the additional amount of R$3.3 billion. This amount includes the amounts relating to the potential short-term impacts mentioned above and is in addition to the amounts previously provisioned by the Company.

To the extent required by applicable law, the Company will keep the market informed of material developments concerning the geological event in Alagoas and related proceedings, which include the public-interest civil action filed by the Federal Prosecution Office involving social and environmental damages with respect to which the Company is still in discussions with authorities. The Company cannot predict with certainty future developments in respect of this matter or its related expenses, and the costs to be incurred by the Company may be different than estimated.

For further clarification, please contact Braskem's Investor Relations Department by calling +55 (11) 3576-9531 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]

São Paulo, September 15, 2020.
Pedro van Langendonck Teixeira de Freitas
Diretor Financeiro e de Relações com Investidores
Braskem S.A.


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