At the present time, CORTICEIRA AMORIM, S.P.G.S., S.A.'s share capital amounts to 133 million euros, represented by 133 million ordinary shares with a nominal value of 1 euro, which grant the right to dividends.
Admittance to trading on the BVLP - Bolsa de Valores de Lisboa e Porto (now Euronext Lisbon - Sociedade Gestora de Mercados Regulamentados, S.A.) of the new shares issued in the operation to increase capital took place on 19 December 2000, adding these to the remaining shares of the Company already quoted on the BVLP since the beginning of 1991, part of the continuous national trading system in effect since 11 December 1991.
Through its regulatory framework, stated objectives and definition of its own position, CORTICEIRA AMORIM, S.G.P.S., S.A. regulates its relationship with the Investors, particularly in respect of the provision of information, according to the principles of accuracy, objectivity, clarity and timeliness. It is concerned not only with the quality of information provided, but also the timing of its dissemination, thus attempting to guarantee that access to information is standardised and undifferentiated.
In addition to the periodical dissemination of accounts and future prospects, as well as information about deviations detected between the evolution of the activity and the estimates issued, there is full awareness of the need to disseminate any and all facts that may be relevant for the Investors' evaluation of the Company and the shares admitted to trading.
Thus, the Department of Market Relations, supervised by CORTICEIRA AMORIM's Representative for Market Relations. performs the following duties, in particular: