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2 Angola The Business Opportunity You Never Knew About João Caiado Guerreiro

3 The present powerpoint presentation was drafted considering, amongst others, the following sources*: CIA World Factbook; U.S. Department of State; Diário Económico; Reuters News Corporation; Africa Energy Intelligence; Energy Information Administration – Official Energy Statistics of the U.S. Government. *Please note that due to the fact that Angola is a third world country the data contained herewith varies from source to source.



6 Population – 17,500,000 Capital – Luanda Area – 1,246,700 sq km Language – Portuguese Currency – Kwanza GDP – 84 billion USD * GDP per capita – 4,941 USD * *U.S. Department of State

7 Angola has made remarkable progress since its nearly 30-year civil war came to an end with the signing of a peace agreement in April 2002.


9 Year GDP - real growth rate Rank % % % % % %4 FOURTH FASTEST GROWING ECONOMY IN THE WORLD - an average GDP growth rate of 15% ( )

10 OIL PRODUCTION 2,100 Million barrels per day 1,889 2,948

11 Angola is now a peaceful country; strategic geographic location; macroeconomic stability; inflation in single digits; growing international currency reserves; per capita income is now approaching that of middle income countries – 4,941 USD; it used to be a marxist country, whereas now the Government is promoting free enterprise, trade and investment. WHY ANGOLA?

12 POLITICAL STABILITY  FREE DEMOCRATIC ELECTIONS - 5th of September of 2008 (MPLA won with 81,64%).  EXPECTED PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN having the same President since 1979.

13 PORTUGAL IS THE PRIVILEGED PLATFORM FOR ACCESS TO ANGOLA historical and cultural proximity (Angola was a Portuguese colony up until 1975); Portuguese speaking country; easy access from Lisbon which has 3/4 daily flights to Luanda; Angolan law is inspired by Portuguese law (same civil code; corporate code, etc.).

14 Bilateral Investment Treaty provides incentives, as well as additional protection to investors from both countries. Agreement on Enforcement of Court Judgements 42 CONVENTIONS AND TREATIES BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND ANGOLA promotes the Judicial and Judiciary Cooperation between Portugal and Angola.

15 Customs Cooperation Agreement promotes the customs’ technical cooperation between Portugal and Angola.

16 ANGOLAN LAW Portuguese law as of 1975  Same Civil Code;  Similar Corporate Code;  The only differences relate mainly to details, except for Oil Law.

17 WHY INVEST IN ANGOLA? Government is committed to progress and investment: political stability establishment of a legal regime of incentives; economic and political reforms; free-market economy principles; offers credible legal protection and stability to investments. Democratic legislative elections in September 2008 Presidential elections expected in 2009

18 Incentives Eligibility criteria The tax and customs incentives, exemptions or reductions shall be granted in accordance with the following criteria: Sector of activity Development zone Special economic area

19 Sectors of Activity agro-forestry/cattle; manufacturing; fishing; construction; health and education; roadway, railway, port, airport, telecommunications, energy and water infrastructures.

20 Development Zones Zone A - Province of Luanda, as well as the main municipalities of the provinces of Benguela, Huíla and Cabinda. Zone B - Remaining municipalities of the provinces of Benguela, Cabinda and Huíla and provinces of Kwanza Sul, Bengo, Uíge, Kwanza Norte, Lunda Norte, Lunda Sul and Zaire. Zone C - Provinces of Huambo, Bié, Moxico, Kuando-Kubango, Cunene, Namibe and Malange.

21 Special Economic Zones These areas are defined by the government on a project need basis.

22 Angola is one of the most difficult, yet most rewarding countries to do business in…

23 SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES IN 5 KEY SECTORS: 1. Energy & Renewable Energy 2. Housing and Infra-Structures 3. Agriculture 4. Mining 5. Manufacturing


25 OIL Angola’s economy growth is mostly due to the increase of oil production.


27 The control of the oil sector is secured by a State-owned group - SONANGOL. ANGOLA was in 2008 the biggest oil producer in Africa.

28 OTHER INTERESTING FACTS REGARDING OIL PRODUCTION IN ANGOLA: 9.0 billion barrels  Proven oil reserves of 9.0 billion barrels as of January 2008; 2,8 million  Oil production expected to reach 2,8 million bpd by 2012;  In the oil sector Angola always hits its growth targets, because it always respects its contracts;  Sonangol works together with ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP, Petrobrás, Galp, Total, etc.  Please note that according to recent news and following the oil prices’ reduction, Angola, as an OPEC member, will be forced to decrease its oil production to 1,55 million barrels per day.


30 SINOPEC China’s state oil company; Entered the market offering two separate 1 billion USD signing bonus offers on two offshore blocks; Formed a partnership with Sonangol. SONAREF Refinery in the coastal city of Lobito with capacity for a production of 200,000 bbl/d; The project is worth 3.5 billion USD and is able to process heavy crudes; Sonangol is proceeding with the project and refining is to start in 2012.

31 NATURAL GAS Angola is a world-class hydrocarbon region and its role is expected to increase in the future.


33 Regarding natural gas, there are currently some projects in Angola for its transport from the oil reservoirs located offshore into the international markets, starting as of 2012.

34 LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS PROJECT Angola LNG Project is a joint venture between the following investors:  Sonangol  Chevron  BP  Total  ENI Having already invested US $ 4bn, in order to produce 5.2 million tones a year.

35 To develop a Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Soyo, Zaire Province, Republic of Angola, to export it to Atlantic Basin markets and provide natural gas for use in the Angolan domestic market. ANGOLA’S LNG PROJECT MISSION

36 THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LNG PROJECT INCLUDES: the construction of an onshore liquefaction train with storage capacity of 360,000 cm for LNG, LPG (liquified petroleum gas) and condensate; a loading jetty for LNG tankers; the building of a pipeline to transport natural gas to Angolan markets.

37 Although the total project cost has not been released, Angola LNG Project has been considered as the "largest single investment ever made in Angola" by Angola’s minister of petroleum. Despite the aforementioned, it is estimated that such investment shall reach around 8 billion dollars. TOTAL INVESTMENT

38 ANGOLA IS SET TO EXEMPT COMPANIES EXPLORING FOR NATURAL GAS FROM PAYING TAXES On the 24th of March 2009 the Angolan Parliament voted as to allow the Government to implement a law that exempts gas firms in Angola from any tax burdens.

39 SONANGAS (subsidiary of state-owned oil company Sonangol) 10-YEAR GAS EXPLORATION RIGHTS Eni Angola Exploration BV, Gas Natural West Africa SL, Galp Exploration Petrolifera SA and Exem Energy BV

40 Opportunities for all types of companies in the Oil & Gas sector Involved are already the big players (ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Eni, etc.) and their usual suppliers (Technip, Schlumberger, Halliburton, Bechtel). Catering Nonetheless, there remain abundant opportunities for all types of suppliers, from Catering to Hotel and Engineering services!

41 The distribution of electricity in the country is not uniform due to a destroyed network, so Angola’s government decided to bet on renewable energies. RENEWABLES SOLAR POWER WIND POWER HYDROPOWER

42 FIRST FORCE – BIODIESEL PROJECT First Force is a sound project in the field of crude vegetable oils for international biodiesel industry that is commited to contribute to Angola’s development.

43 PROJECT FUNDAMENTALS Off-take pre-ageements with leading biodiesel players; Investment of $200-$300 million; Privileged access to the European markets; Initial target production of 200,000 metric tons; Life-span of 25 years.

44 299,000 ha Total arable land 670,000 tons Crushing capacity beans 172,000 tons Oil Production $ 210 M CapEx (cum. 3 years) Sales $ 171 M 400,000 tons Oilseed Meal First Force in numbers: Angola


46 END OF DEVASTATING 27-YEAR CIVIL WAR IN 2002: Angola’s government engaged in a considerable reconstruction of roads, railways, bridges, airports, schools, hospitals and residential housing.

47 In 2005 the Government began using a vast amount of credit from China (around 7 billion USD) to rebuild Angola’s public infrastructures, as well as for the investment in several other large-scale projects. Meanwhile, other countries such as Portugal (providing around 2 billion USD), Brazil and Germany also started financing Angola through huge credit lines worth several billions of dollars, in order to contribute to the country’s overall development.

48 National construction programme 1 million houses by 2012 Ministry of Hotel and Tourism plans to build around 50 new hotels before 2010 when Angola hosts the African Soccer tournament. GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES:

49 ONE MILLION HOUSES BY 2012 Public-private partnerships for purposes of housing construction are being created. HOW WILL THE COMPANIES BE SELECTED? Via tendering procedure where the most advantageous tender will be chosen.

50 In this context, some contracts have already been awarded to local companies for the building of approximately houses. Consequently, there is an opportunity in what regards supplying some of these companies.


52 TOTAL ROADWAYS: 76,626 km  Paved – 19,156 km  Unpaved – 57,470 km approximately 4,835 kilometres of roads have been asphalted and repaired. ROADWAYS:


54 PORTS AND AIRPORTS In what regards this matter there is still a lot to be done… Building Repair Maintenance

55 PORTS Cabinda Lobito Luanda Namibe Malongo Shipbuilding and repair industry Trade development Job creation

56 AIRPORTS TOTAL – 211 With Paved Runways – 30 With Unpaved Runways - 181

57 FOREIGN WORKERS IN ANGOLA Any foreign worker in Angola needs to hold a working visa. To obtain this visa, the worker has to comply with the following requirements: hold a passport valid for more than 6 months; have an adequate visa; have at least USD 200 for each day in Angola, and accommodation; have an international vaccination certificate; and not being prohibited from entering the country.

58 3. AGRICULTURE Angola has launched an ambitious plan to exploit both its fertile soils and high global food prices to attract investments in agriculture over the next four years. Of its 57.4 million ha of arable land, only million ha are being used.

59 Extensive river system Varied environment Arable lands Huge water reserves Potential for production of tropical and subtropical crops

60 ANGOLA’S MAIN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS: Coffee Sugarcane Cotton Sisal Corn Manioc Tobacco Bananas

61 Medium-Term Development Programme for of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Minader) More than 400 million USD. Financing of small and medium producers, as well as associations and cooperatives who operate in this sector Credit line of 350 million USD. GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES:

62 Creation of 14 agro-forestry research centers Credit line of 7, 3 million USD High-quality coffee production Credit line of 280 million USD

63 Public funds in the amount of million USD; Creation of 78,000 work posts; Increase on the cereal production which shall reach 385 thousand tons within the next three years; Construction of 55,000 houses in the rural areas together with 127 new schools, 127 medical centers, 71 rural markets, as well as 130 convenience stores. DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR AGRICULTURE

64 4. MINING Angola is a resource of top quality gemstones and Luanda’s region is one of the most important and prosperous diamond producing areas in the world.

65 According to recent studies it is estimated that the Angolan subsoil contains 35 of the 45 most important minerals traded in the world. The country’s diamond production in 2007 reached approximately 9.7 million carats.

66 5. MANUFACTURING The Angolan Government is set to relaunch the manufacturing industry in the country during the period of 2009/2012.

67 REQUIREMENTS:  increase of value of natural resources;  rehabilitation of the industrial park;  promotion of complementarity of the industrial structure. MODERN INDUSTRIAL SEGMENT UPDATED TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

68 EXPECTED DEVELOPMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR (albeit from a very low base)  31,9%  35,0%  36,9% GROWTH

69 MAIN INDUSTRIES TO BE DEVELOPED IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR: Machines and equipment, tools and accessories; Textile and footwear; Timber; Cellulose and paper pulp; Building materials; Petrochemical; Ships construction, repair and maintenance.

70 HOW TO INCORPORATE A COMPANY (main steps) : Define corporate name / activity Articles of Association by public deed Commercial Corporation Registry

71 Social Security Commercial License Declaration of start of activity

72 ANGOLA, The opportunity you will not want to lose and which Franco Caiado Guerreiro & Associados will help you explore…

73 Contact Us Franco Caiado Guerreiro & Associados Rua Castilho, n.º 39 – 15º Lisboa Tel.: / Fax: João Caiado Guerreiro Sara Galvão Soares

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