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ANBIMA

Associação Brasileira das Entidades dos Mercados Financeiro e de Capitais [Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets Entities]

ANBIMA Code

ANBIMA Code of Regulation and Best Practices for Public Offerings for Distribution and Acquisition of Securities.

Arbitration regulation

Regulations of the Market Arbitration Chamber established by B3, including subsequent amendments thereto, which governs the arbitration procedure to which all conflicts established in the arbitration clause included in the Company’s Bylaws will be submitted and which contains the instruments of consent of Management and members the Fiscal Council.

B3

B3 S.A. – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão.

Board of Directors

The Company´s Board of Directors.

Bookkeeping Institution

Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A., a financial institution headquartered at Rua Capitão Montanha, 177, in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul State, registered under CNPJ/MF No. 92.702.067/0001-96.

Brazil or country

Federative Republic of Brazil.

Brazilian Corporate Law

Law No. 6.404, dated December 15, 1976, as amended.

Bylaws

The Company’s Bylaws.

CAGR

Compound Annual Growth Rate.

Capital Markets Law

Law No. 6.385, dated December 7, 1976, as amended.

Central Bank or BACEN

The Central Bank of Brazil.

Civil Code

Law No. 10.406, dated January 10, 2002, as amended.

CMN

Brazilian National Monetary Council.

CNPJ/MF

National Corporate Taxpayers Register of the Ministry of Finance.

Company or Banrisul Cards

Banrisul Cartões S.A.

Controlling Shareholder

Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A.

CPF/MF

Individual Taxpayers Register of the Ministry of Finance.

CVM

Brazilian Securities Commission.

CVM Resolution 476

CVM Resolution 476, dated January 25, 2005.

DOERS

Official Gazette of the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

Executive Board

The Company´s executive board.

Federal Government

Federal Government of Brazil.

GDP

Gross Domestic Product.

General Meeting

General Meeting of the Company´s shareholders.

IFRS

International Financial Reporting Standards. (A set of international accounting standards issued and revised by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Independent Auditors

KPMG Auditores Independentes

IPCA

Broad Consumer Price Index disclosed by the IBGE.

IPO

Initial Public Offering.

JUCISRS

Commercial, Industry and Services Registry of Rio Grande do Sul.

Level 1

B3’s Special listing segment of securities, intended for the trading of securities issued by companies that voluntarily undertake to abide by corporate governance practices and public disclosure of information above and beyond that required by law, as provided for in Level 1 Regulations.

Level 1 Regulations

Level 1 Listing Regulations that provide differentiated corporate governance practices to be adopted by companies with shares listed on B3’s Level 1 segment.

Management

Members of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Statutory Board, taken as a whole.

Market Arbitration Chamber

The arbitration chamber provided for in the regulations of the Market Arbitration Chamber established by B3 to act in the resolution of conflicts that may arise in B3’s special listing segments.

Real, real, reais or R$

The official currency of Brazil.

Reference Form

Company’s reference form prepared under the terms of CVM Instruction 480, as amended.

Regulation S

Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Rule 144A

Rule 144A of the US Securities Act.

SEC

US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Securities Act

US Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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