Vale announces final composition of the Audit Committee


Vale announces final composition of the Audit Committee

Rio de Janeiro, March 25th, 2020 – Vale S.A. (“Vale”), in continuity with the press release dated March 11th, 2020, informs that the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Sergio Ricardo Romani as the third member to compose the Audit Committee.

Thus, the Audit Committee has the following composition:

Isabella Saboya de Albuquerque - member and coordinator of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Albuquerque is an independent board member of Vale and the company Wiz Soluções. She worked at the institutions Jardim Botânico Investimentos, Investidor Profissional, Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, “CVM”) and Banco Icatu. She graduated in Economics from PUC-RJ and is a Board Member certified by IBGC - CCI.

Luciana Pires Dias - member of the Audit Committee. Mrs. Dias is a lawyer, with a master's and doctorate from the Universidade de São Paulo and 23 years of professional experience in public and private initiatives, having specialized in capital market regulation, corporate law and corporate governance over the years. Mrs. Dias worked at the CVM and law firms in Brazil and in the United States. In 2016, she joined the B3 Audit Committee, a position she currently holds. She also served on the Board of Directors of the company Unidas and on the Audit Committee and Board of Directors of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development - BNDES.

Sergio Ricardo Romani – member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Romani is an accountant, graduated from Universidade Santa Úrsula, and specialized in auditing, having worked for more than 36 years at Ernst & Young (EY) where, throughout his career, he was dedicated to supporting publicly traded companies in Brazil and abroad, mainly in the United States. He was EY’s leading partner for the auditing practice (which includes accounting consultancy, fraud and investigation) in Brazil and South America for over 10 years. In 2016, he was appointed as CEO of EY in South America and Chairman of the regional Board of Directors. He also served as a member of the “AOE-EY American Operating Executive" and the "Global Partners Group".


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Vale announces final composition of the Audit Committee