Banco do Estado do Para SA - BANPARA (the Bank) is a Brazil-based commercial bank. The Bank provides a range of financial services, such as saving accounts, credits, mortgage loans, credit cards, investment funds management, life and property insurance policies, among others. The Company offers its financial products to individual customers, enterprises and government institutions. As of December 31, 2011, the Bank operated 199 service points in 58 municipalities of the Brazilian state of Para and approximately 32,000 service points throughout Brazil. The Bankâ€™s major shareholder is the government of the state of Para.