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CBD Cia Brasileira De Distr-pao De Acucar - ADR

Participants
Isabela Cadenassi Investor Relations Officer
Guillaume Gras Vice President, Finance
Jorge Faical Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Mario Giraldo Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Exito
Joseph Giordano JPMorgan Bank
Guilherme Assis Banco Safra
Helena Villares Itaú
Joao Soares Citibank
Robert Ford Bank of America
Andrew Ruben Morgan Stanley
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Operator

Good morning and thank you for holding. Welcome to GPA Conference Call to present the Earnings Results for the First Quarter 2021. This event is being broadcast simultaneously on the web through web video conference and it can be accessed at www.gpari.com.br where the respective presentation is available.

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Guillaume Gras

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Operator

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Joseph Giordano

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Jorge Faical

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Joseph Giordano

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Operator

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Guilherme Assis

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Jorge Faical

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Guillaume Gras

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Jorge Faical

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Guillaume Gras

we And on that very and on emerge the impacts will scenarios. the there the is -- for to Well, that different consider one. will of studies. outcome of these we need obviously opportunities will depend scenarios that impact depend different and to But need are And different clear understand once possible each again the that the monetization.

Guilherme Assis

you, Thank Thank again. you much Yes. very everyone.

Operator

from Our next from Itaú. comes Villares question Helena

Helena Villares

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Jorge Faical

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Helena Villares

Thank you very you. Thank much. Very clear.

Operator

comes next Joao Our question from from Citibank. Soares

Joao Soares

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Jorge Faical

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Operator

[ph] question next Felipe Our Goldman Sachs. from from comes

Unidentified Analyst

inflation and add you on everyone. Hello, color strategies some to your fight Can please it?

Jorge Faical

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Operator

question comes from of from Robert Ford Our America. next Bank Mr.

Robert Ford

my taking for you Thank everyone. morning, question. Good

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Jorge Faical

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Robert Ford

consolidated, is this being business where And please?

Jorge Faical

consolidated This business is in proximity being business. the

Robert Ford

Okay, very much. you great. Thank

Jorge Faical

you. Thank

Operator

not from question in we're to Mr. English next be from Morgan it. going Stanley, will translate Andrew Our and

Andrew Ruben

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Jorge Faical

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Carlos Mario Giraldo

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Andrew Ruben

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Jorge Faical

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Operator

next Our [ph] Mr. comes from Paulo from BBI. Jan question Bradesco

Unidentified Analyst

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Operator

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Operator

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