Following this sale, EI has five portfolio companies in Brazil and continues to look to expand its presence in the country. “EI was an early entrant in Brazil and we have long been ardent investors. Our enthusiasm remains as high as ever and we look forward to expanding our Brazilian portfolio in current as well as new sectors,” added Mr. Garrabrant. “As an institutional investment management company, we will continue to invest, build and monetize our portfolio company ownership interests in the normal course of our activity.”About Equity International Equity International invests in and builds world-class companies outside the United States, with a particular focus on identifying and initiating high-growth sectors in the most compelling emerging markets. Founded in 1999 by Sam Zell and Gary Garrabrant, EI is recognized as a leading international investor and partner of choice, distinguished by an outstanding reputation, global capability and industry-leading portfolio companies. EI has invested over $1 billion in 20 portfolio companies to-date. For more information, please visit www.equityinternational.com. About Gafisa Gafisa is a leading diversified national homebuilder serving all demographic segments of the Brazilian market. Established more than 57 years ago, the Company has completed and sold more than 1,000 developments and built more than 12 million square meters of housing, more than any other residential development company in Brazil. Recognized as one of the foremost professionally managed homebuilders, Gafisa is also one of the most respected and best-known brands in the real estate market, recognized among potential homebuyers, brokers, lenders, landowners, competitors and investors for its quality, consistency and professionalism. Gafisa’s preeminent brands include Tenda, serving the affordable/entry-level housing segment, and Gafisa and Alphaville, which offer a variety of residential options to the mid- to higher-income segments. Gafisa S.A. is traded on the Novo Mercado of the BM&FBOVESPA (Bovespa:GFSA3) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GFA).