February 3, 2015 / 11:15 PM / 3 years ago

Brazil's president sets plan to replace Petrobras management: source

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff accepted an offer by Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Maria das Graças Foster to step down this month, setting in motion a plan to replace senior management at the embattled state-run oil company, a government source said on Tuesday.

Petrobras Chief Executive Maria das Gracas Silva Foster is seen arriving at the Brasilia international airport after meeting with President Dilma Rousseff February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Earlier on Tuesday, presidential spokesman Thomas Traumann denied that Rousseff and Foster reached a conclusion about her possible resignation in a meeting at the presidential palace. [ID:nL1N0VD11B]

Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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