SOURCE: LLX Logistica S.A.

August 12, 2008 13:13 ET

LLX Signs Commercial Agreement With FCA

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Açu Operações Portuárias S/A, a LLX Logística S.A. (BOVESPA: LLXL3) ("LLX") subsidiary, and Ferrovia Centro Atlântica S.A ("FCA"), in accordance with article 157 of Brazilian Law No. 6.404/76 and CVM Instruction No. 358/02, signed, on August 11th 2008, a commercial agreement pursuant to which both parties have agreed to, among other things: (i) enter into a long term transportation contract, which will regulate the rendering by FCA of railway transportation services to LLX, its customers and/or business associates, for cargoes imported from or exported through Port Açu, and (ii) the assessment of the investment required for the recovery of the tracks and the construction of a new railway spur and for the increase of rolling stock, which may be carried out by one or both parties to the agreement, with the purpose of ensuring FCA´s transport of LLX Açu's and its customers cargoes. The upgrade of the FCA railway will contemplate the investment in the existing railway branch adjacent to Belo Horizonte, and the construction of a new spur between Campos dos Goytacazes (RJ) and the Port Açu.

This agreement contributes to the creation of a new import and export corridor, based on the integration of the FCA railway network and Port Açu. The commitment of the parties to transport annual volumes should reach 29 million tons of products annually by the end of a 5-year period beginning at the Railway-Port integration, and includes the handling of different products, such as minerals, coal, steel products, general cargo and liquid and solid bulks.

The investment phase will be preceded by engineering and feasibility studies, customary in the assessment of this kind of project, and which conclusion is expected in the beginning of 2009. The implementation of the agreement is subject to the technical and financial feasibility of the new import and export corridor and the financial feasibility of the investments.

LLX emphasizes, through this agreement, its interest and commitment to develop this new import and export corridor, addressing Port Açu´s customers railway demands.

Ricardo Antunes Carneiro Neto
CEO and Investor Relations Officer
LLX Logística S.A.

Further information may be obtained via email ir@llx.com.br or (55 21) 2555-5661

About LLX: the Company is implementing three major port systems in the Southeast region of Brazil, two of them "Super Ports," conceived within the modern concept of Port Industry with extensive back areas and designed for operating large and very large vessels.