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NOTICE TO THE MARKET

SHARE CONVERSION

Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. (Banrisul), considering the option to convert its class A preferred (PNA) shares into common (ON) shares or class B preferred (PNB) shares issued by the Company, hereby notifies, for knowledge and disclosure, that, after conversion of 1,000 (one thousand) class A preferred shares into class B preferred shares the Company’s capital stock was altered, as shown below:

Capital Stock before Conversions, on 02/15/2008.

Common Shares: 205,017,861
Class A Preferred shares: 3,931,083
Class B Preferred shares: 200,025,533
Total 408,974,477

Capital Stock after Conversions, on 02/25/2008.

Common Shares: 205,017,861
Class A Preferred shares: 3,930,083
Class B Preferred shares: 200,026,533
Total 408,974,477

Ricardo Richiniti Hingel
CFO and Investor Relations Officer
Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. – Banrisul

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