Brazil's Petrobras receives a further two board nominations from government

BRASILIA, March 10 (Reuters) - Brazil’s state-run oil firm Petrobras said on Wednesday that the government has nominated a further two individuals as potential members of the firm’s board of directors, to be voted on at the upcoming extraordinary general meeting.

This comes after Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, said on Monday it had received six nominations from the Ministry of Mines and Energy and Economy Ministry.

In a securities filing on Wednesday, Petrobras said the Ministry of Mines and Energy had nominated Cynthia Santana Silveira and Ana Silvia Corso Matte.

Four directors said last week they would be stepping down, following President Jair Bolsonaro’s decision last month to replace Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco with retired military general Joaquim Silva e Luna.

A date has yet to be set for the extraordinary general meeting. (Reporting by Jamie McGeever; editing by Louise Heavens Editing by)