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Form F-3ASR Sendas Distributor S.A.

November 28, 2022 6:48 AM EST

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 28, 2022

Registration No. 333-           

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

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FORM F-3

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

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Sendas Distribuidora S.A.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Sendas Distributor S.A.

(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)

The Federative Republic of Brazil

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

Not Applicable

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

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Avenida Ayrton Senna, No. 6,000, Lote 2, Pal 48959, Anexo A

Jacarepaguá

22775-005 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

+55 (11) 3411-5042

(Address and telephone number of Registrant’s principal executive offices)

Cogency Global Inc.

122 East 42nd Street, 18th Floor

New York, New York 10168

United States

Tel: +1 (800) 221-0102

(Name, address and telephone number of agent for service)

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Copy to:

Donald Baker, Esq.

John Guzman, Esq.

Karen Katri, Esq.

White & Case LLP

1221 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10020

Tel: +1 (212) 819-8200

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Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:    From time to time after this registration statement becomes effective.

If only securities being registered on this Form are to be offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box:

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box: R

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering:

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering:

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.C. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box: R

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.C. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box:

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933.

Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company that prepares its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards† provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.

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†          The term “new or revised financial accounting standard” refers to any update issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to its Accounting Standards Codification after April 5, 2012.

  

 

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P R O S P E C T U S

Sendas Distribuidora S.A.

Common Shares, which may be represented by American Depositary Shares, of
Sendas Distribuidora S.A., offered by Selling Shareholders

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The selling shareholders to be named in an applicable prospectus, or the selling shareholders, may offer and sell the common shares, or common shares, which may be represented by American Depositary Shares, or ADSs. The selling shareholders may sell these securities through public or private transactions at prevailing market prices or at privately negotiated prices. We will not receive any proceeds from the sale of these securities by the selling shareholders.

This prospectus describes some of the general terms that may apply to our common shares and the ADSs and the general manner in which they may be offered. When a selling shareholder offers these securities, the specific terms of these securities, including the offering price, and the specific manner in which they may be offered, will be described in supplements to this prospectus.

Our common shares are listed on the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3 S.A. — Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão), or the B3, under the ticker symbol “ASAI3.” Our ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the ticker symbol “ASAI.”

Investing in these securities involves risks. See the “Risk Factors” section beginning on page 1 of our most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC, on May 2, 2022, or the 2021 Form 20-F, which is incorporated by reference herein, and, if any, in the relevant prospectus supplement.

Neither the SEC, the Brazilian Securities Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários), or the CVM, nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

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About this Prospectus

In this prospectus, unless the context otherwise requires, references to “Sendas,” “we,” “us” and “our” are to Sendas Distribuidora S.A.

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that we filed with the SEC utilizing a “shelf” registration process. Under this shelf process, the selling shareholders may sell our common shares, which may be represented by ADSs, in one or more offerings, up to the amount registered pursuant to the registration statement.

This prospectus only provides a general description of the securities that the selling shareholders may offer. Each time the selling shareholders offer securities, we will prepare a prospectus supplement containing specific information about the particular offering and the terms of those securities. We may also add, update or change other information contained in this prospectus by means of a prospectus supplement or by incorporating by reference information we file with the SEC. The registration statement that we filed with the SEC includes exhibits that provide more detail on the matters discussed in this prospectus. Before you invest in any securities offered by this prospectus, you should read this prospectus, any related prospectus supplement and the related exhibits filed with the SEC, together with the additional information described under the headings “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”

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Forward-Looking Statements

This prospectus, the registration statement of which it forms a part, each prospectus supplement and the documents incorporated by reference into these documents contain estimates and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In addition, from time to time we or our representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements orally or in writing. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements may be included in various filings that we make with the SEC or press releases or oral statements made by or with the approval of one of our authorized executive officers. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements.

These estimates and forward-looking statements are based mainly on our current expectations and estimates of future events and trends that affect or may affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flow, liquidity, prospects and the trading price of our securities. Although we believe that these estimates and forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, they are subject to many significant risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are made in light of information currently available to us. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to various factors, including, but not limited to, those identified under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in this prospectus. These statements appear throughout this prospectus and include statements regarding our intent, belief or current expectations in connection with:

        the economic, financial, political and social effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (or other pandemics, epidemics and similar crises), particularly in Brazil, and to the extent that they continue to cause serious negative macroeconomic effects, thus prompting and exacerbating the risks described in the 2021 Form 20-F;

        global economic, political and social conditions, including the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine and its impacts on the global economy, and their impact on consumer spending patterns, particularly in Brazil (including, but not limited to, unemployment rates, interest rates, monetary policies and inflation rates);

        the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on customer demand, as well as on our expected results of operations, financial condition and cash flows our ability to sustain or improve our performance;

        competition in the sectors in which we operate;

        Brazilian government regulation and tax matters;

        adverse legal or regulatory disputes or proceedings;

        our ability to implement our strategy, including our digital transformation initiatives;

        credit and other risks of lending and investment activities;

        the political instability related to the recent election of Luis Inácio Lula da Silva as President of Brazil with a mandate starting in 2023, including uncertainties in relation to the implementation by the new government of monetary, fiscal and social security policies and the political climate after the result of the election, which has resulted in massive demonstrations and/or strikes;

        our ability to expand our operations outside of our existing markets; and

        other risk factors discussed under “Risk Factors” included in documents we file from time to time with the SEC that are incorporated by reference herein, including the 2021 Form 20-F, which is incorporated by reference herein.

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The words “believe,” “understand,” “may,” “will,” “aim,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “intend,” “expect,” “should,” “could,” “forecast” and similar words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on such statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Neither we nor any selling shareholders undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any forward-looking statements after we distribute this prospectus because of new information, future events or other factors. Our independent public auditors have neither examined nor compiled the forward-looking statements and, accordingly, do not provide any assurance with respect to such statements. In light of the risks and uncertainties described above, the future events and circumstances discussed in this prospectus might not occur and are not guarantees of future performance. Because of these uncertainties, you should not make any investment decision based upon these estimates and forward-looking statements. You are advised to consult any additional disclosures we have made or will make in our reports to the SEC on Forms 20-F and on Forms 6-K that are designated as being incorporated by reference into this prospectus. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in this prospectus.

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Sendas

According to the Brazilian Association of Self-Service Wholesale (Associação Brasileira dos Atacadistas de Autosserviço), or ABAAS, we were the largest pure cash and carry player in Brazil in terms of consolidated gross revenue in 2021. We were also named the second largest retailer and the 16th largest company in Brazil in 2020 according to the Exame magazine. We were also recognized as one of the most valuable brands in Brazil, reaching the 15th place in the Brazil 100 ranking published by Brand Finance on August 8, 2022.

We serve as an economic center for the regions in which we operate. Our cash and carry operations involve sales of more than 8,000 items of grocery, food, perishable, beverage, wrapping and hygiene products, among others. In addition, our stores offer ample parking, air-conditioned, well-lit environments and over 100 stores have butcher services.

Our customers include prepared food retailers (including restaurants, pizzerias and snack bars), end users (including schools, small businesses, religious institutions, hospitals and hotels), conventional retailers (such as grocery stores and neighborhood supermarkets) and individuals.

We are evolving in our digital transformation through the development of a seamless buying experience. We are currently investing in: (1) Wi-Fi infrastructure in all of our stores; (2) self-check-out; (3) digital sales through partnerships with last-mile operators; and (4) shipping through our telesales channel.

We also hold an indirect minority equity interest in FIC, a Brazilian company that provides financial services in our stores and stores of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição (Grupo Pão de Açúcar) with exclusive rights to offer credit cards, financial services and insurance policies (except for extended warranties).

Our principal executive office is located at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the following address: Avenida Ayrton Senna, No. 6,000, Lote 2, Pal 48959, Anexo A, Jacarepaguá, 22775-005, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Our telephone number is (55 11) 3411 5042 and our website is www.assai.com.br. The information on our website, which might be accessible through a hyperlink resulting from this URL, is not and shall not be deemed to be incorporated into this prospectus.

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Use of Proceeds

All of the securities offered by the selling shareholders pursuant to this prospectus will be sold by the selling shareholders for their own account. Sendas will not receive any of the proceeds from these sales.

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Selling Shareholders

Selling shareholders to be named in an applicable prospectus supplement may, from time to time, offer and sell some or all of the common shares, including in the form of ADSs, held by them pursuant to this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement. Such selling shareholders may sell these securities held by them to or through underwriters, dealers or agents or directly to purchasers or as otherwise set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement. See “Plan of Distribution.”

Such selling shareholders may also sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of some or all of the common shares, including in the form of ADSs, held by them in transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. We will provide you with a prospectus supplement, which will set forth the name of each selling shareholder, the number of securities beneficially owned by such selling shareholder and the number of securities they are offering. The applicable prospectus supplement also will disclose whether any of the selling shareholders have held any position or office with, have been employed by or otherwise have had a material relationship with us during the three years prior to the date of the applicable prospectus supplement.

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The Securities

The selling shareholders may from time to time offer under this prospectus our common shares, which may be represented by ADSs.

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Description of Common Shares and American Depositary Shares

Common Shares

For a description of our common shares see Exhibit 2.6 of the 2021 Form 20-F incorporated herein by reference.

American Depositary Shares

General

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., or JPMorgan, as the depositary of the ADSs, has issued the Sendas ADSs. Each Sendas ADS represents an ownership interest in a designated number or percentage of Sendas common shares which we have deposited with the Sendas ADS Custodian, as agent of the depositary, under the deposit agreement among ourselves, the depositary, yourself as an American depositary receipt holder, or the ADR holder, and all other ADR holders, and all beneficial owners of an interest in the ADSs evidenced by ADRs from time to time. In the future, each ADS will also represent any securities, cash or other property deposited with the depositary but which they have not distributed directly to you. Unless certificated ADRs are specifically requested by you, all ADSs will be issued on the books of our depositary in book-entry form and periodic statements will be mailed to you which reflect your ownership interest in such ADSs. In this “Description of American Depositary Shares,” references to American depositary receipts or ADRs shall mean ADRs evidencing Sendas ADSs and shall include the statements you will receive which reflect your ownership of Sendas ADSs. In addition, in this “Description of American Depositary Shares,” “ADSs” will refer to the Sendas ADSs, “shares” will refer to Sendas common shares, “depositary” will refer to the Sendas Depositary and “custodian” will refer to the Sendas ADS Custodian.

The depositary’s office is located at 383 Madison Avenue, Floor 11, New York, NY 10179.

You may hold ADSs either directly or indirectly through your broker or other financial institution. If you hold ADSs directly, by having an ADS registered in your name on the books of the depositary, you are an ADR holder. This description assumes you are an ADR holder and hold your ADSs directly. If you have a beneficial ownership interest in ADSs but hold the ADSs through your broker or financial institution nominee, you are a beneficial owner of ADSs and must rely on the procedures of such broker or financial institution to assert the rights of an ADR holder described in this section. You should consult with your broker or financial institution to find out what those procedures are. If you are a beneficial owner, you will only be able to exercise any right or receive any benefit under the deposit agreement solely through the ADR holder which holds the ADR(s) evidencing the ADSs owned by you, and the arrangements between you and such ADR holder may affect your ability to exercise any rights you may have. For all purposes under the deposit agreement, an ADR holder is deemed to have all requisite authority to act on behalf of any and all beneficial owners of the ADSs evidenced by the ADR(s) registered in such ADR holder’s name. The depositary’s only notification obligations under the deposit agreement shall be to the ADR holders, and notice to an ADR holder shall be deemed, for all purposes of the deposit agreement, to constitute notice to any and all beneficial owners of the ADSs evidenced by such ADR holder’s ADRs.

As an ADR holder or beneficial owner, we will not treat you as a shareholder of ours and you will not have any shareholder rights. Brazilian law governs shareholder rights. Because the depositary or its nominee will be the shareholder of record for the shares represented by all outstanding ADSs, shareholder rights rest with such record holder. Your rights are those of an ADR holder or of a beneficial owner. Such rights derive from the terms of the deposit agreement to be entered into among us, the depositary and all registered holders and beneficial owners from time to time of ADSs issued under the deposit agreement and, in the case of a beneficial owner, from the arrangements between the beneficial owner and the holder of the corresponding ADRs. The obligations of our company, the depositary and its agents are also set out in the deposit agreement. Because the depositary or its nominee will actually be the registered owner of the shares, you must rely on it to exercise the rights of a shareholder on your behalf. The deposit agreement, the ADRs and the ADSs are governed by New York law. Under the deposit agreement, as an ADR holder or a beneficial owner of ADSs, you agree that any legal suit, action or proceeding against or involving us or the depositary, arising out of or based upon the deposit agreement, the ADSs, the ADRs or the transactions contemplated thereby, may only be instituted in a state or federal court in New York, New York, and you irrevocably waive any objection which you may have to the laying of venue of any such proceeding and irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding.

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The following is a summary of what we believe to be the material terms of the Sendas Deposit Agreement. Notwithstanding this, because it is a summary, it may not contain all the information that you may otherwise deem important. For more complete information, you should read the entire deposit agreement and the form of ADR which contains the terms of your ADSs. You can read a copy of the deposit agreement which is filed as an exhibit to the most recent Form F-6 registration statement (or amendment thereto) filed with the SEC. You may also obtain a copy of the form of deposit agreement at the SEC’s Public Reference Room which is located at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-732-0330. You may also find the registration statement and the attached deposit agreement on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.

Share Dividends and Other Distributions

How will I receive dividends and other distributions on the shares underlying my ADSs?

We may make various types of distributions with respect to our securities. The depositary has agreed that, subject to any restrictions imposed by Brazilian law, regulation or applicable permit, to the extent practicable, it will pay to you the cash dividends or other distributions it or the custodian receives on shares or other deposited securities, after converting any cash received into U.S. dollars (if it determines such conversion may be made on a reasonable basis) and, in all cases, making any necessary deductions provided for in the deposit agreement. The depositary may utilize a division, branch or affiliate of JPMorgan to direct, manage and/or execute any public and/or private sale of securities under the deposit agreement. Such division, branch and/or affiliate may charge the depositary a fee in connection with such sales, which fee is considered an expense of the depositary. You will receive these distributions in proportion to the number of underlying securities that your ADSs represent.

Except as stated below, the depositary will deliver such distributions to ADR holders in proportion to their interests in the following manner:

        Cash.    The depositary will distribute any U.S. dollars available to it resulting from a cash dividend or other cash distribution or the net proceeds of sales of any other distribution or portion thereof (to the extent applicable), on an averaged or other practicable basis, subject to (i) appropriate adjustments for taxes withheld, (ii) such distribution being impermissible or impracticable with respect to certain ADR holders, and (iii) deduction of the depositary’s and/or its agents’ expenses in (1) converting any foreign currency to U.S. dollars to the extent that it determines that such conversion may be made on a reasonable basis, (2) transferring foreign currency or U.S. dollars to the United States by such means as the depositary may determine to the extent that it determines that such transfer may be made on a reasonable basis, (3) obtaining any approval or license of any governmental authority required for such conversion or transfer, which is obtainable at a reasonable cost and within a reasonable time and (4) making any sale by public or private means in any commercially reasonable manner. If we advise the depositary that any such conversion, transfer or distribution can be effected only with the approval or license of the Brazilian government or any agency thereof or the depositary becomes aware of any other governmental approval or license required, the depositary may, in its discretion, apply for such approval or license, as we or our Brazilian counsel may reasonably instruct in writing or as the depositary may deem desirable including, without limitation, Central Bank registration. If exchange rates fluctuate during a time when the depositary cannot convert a foreign currency, you may lose some or all of the value of the distribution.

        Shares.    In the case of a distribution in shares, the depositary will issue additional ADRs to evidence the number of ADSs representing such shares. Only whole ADSs will be issued. Any shares which would result in fractional ADSs will be sold and the net proceeds will be distributed in the same manner as cash to the ADR holders entitled thereto.

        Rights to receive additional shares. In the case of a distribution of rights to subscribe for additional shares or other rights, if we timely provide evidence satisfactory to the depositary that it may lawfully distribute such rights, the depositary will distribute warrants or other instruments in the discretion of the depositary representing such rights. However, if we do not timely furnish such evidence, the depositary may:

i.       sell such rights if practicable and distribute the net proceeds in the same manner as cash to the ADR holders entitled thereto; or

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ii.      if it is not practicable to sell such rights by reason of the non-transferability of the rights, limited markets therefor, their short duration or otherwise, do nothing and allow such rights to lapse, in which case ADR holders will receive nothing and the rights may lapse. We have no obligation to file a registration statement under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) in order to make any rights available to ADR holders.

        Other Distributions.    In the case of a distribution of securities or property other than those described above, the depositary may either (i) distribute such securities or property in any manner it deems equitable and practicable or (ii) to the extent the depositary deems distribution of such securities or property not to be equitable and practicable, sell such securities or property and distribute any net proceeds in the same way it distributes cash.

        Elective Distributions.    In the case of a dividend payable at the election of our shareholders in cash or in additional shares, we will notify the depositary at least 30 days prior to the proposed distribution stating whether or not we wish such elective distribution to be made available to ADR holders. The depositary shall make such elective distribution available to ADR holders only if (i) we shall have timely requested that the elective distribution is available to ADR holders, (ii) the depositary shall have determined that such distribution is reasonably practicable and (iii) the depositary shall have received satisfactory documentation within the terms of the deposit agreement including any legal opinions of counsel that the depositary in its reasonable discretion may request. If the above conditions are not satisfied, the depositary shall, to the extent permitted by law, distribute to the ADR holders, on the basis of the same determination as is made in the local market in respect of the shares for which no election is made, either cash or additional ADSs representing such additional shares. If the above conditions are satisfied, the depositary shall establish procedures to enable ADR holders to elect the receipt of the proposed dividend in cash or in additional ADSs. There can be no assurance that ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs generally, or any ADR holder or beneficial owner of ADSs in particular, will be given the opportunity to receive elective distributions on the same terms and conditions as the holders of shares.

If the depositary determines in its discretion that any distribution described above is not practicable with respect to any specific ADR holder, the depositary may choose any method of distribution that it deems practicable for such ADR holder, including the distribution of foreign currency, securities or property, or it may retain such items, without paying interest on or investing them, on behalf of the ADR holder as deposited securities, in which case the ADSs will also represent the retained items.

The depositary shall have no obligation to distribute additional securities, rights to receive additional securities or other property if such distributions shall require registration under the Securities Act. The depositary may sell such property if practicable and distribute the net proceeds in the same manner as cash to the ADR holders entitled thereto.

Any U.S. dollars will be distributed by checks drawn on a bank in the United States for whole dollars and cents. Fractional cents will be withheld without liability and dealt with by the depositary in accordance with its then current practices.

The depositary is not responsible if it fails to determine that any distribution or action is lawful or reasonably practicable.

There can be no assurance that the depositary will be able to convert any currency at a specified exchange rate or sell any property, rights, shares or other securities at a specified price, nor that any of such transactions can be completed within a specified time period. All purchases and sales of securities will be handled by the depositary in accordance with its then current policies, which are currently set forth in the “Depositary Receipt Sale and Purchase of Security” section of https://www.adr.com, the location and contents of which the depositary shall be solely responsible for.

Deposit, Withdrawal and Cancellation

How does the depositary issue ADSs?

The depositary will issue ADSs if you or your broker deposit shares or evidence of rights to receive shares with the custodian and pay the fees and expenses owing to the depositary in connection with such issuance.

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Shares deposited in the future with the custodian must be accompanied by certain delivery documentation and shall, at the time of such deposit, be registered in the name of JPMorgan, as depositary for the benefit of ADR holders or in such other name as the depositary shall direct.

The custodian will hold all deposited shares for the account and to the order of the depositary, in each case for the benefit of ADR holders, to the extent not prohibited by law. ADR holders and beneficial owners thus have no direct ownership interest in the shares and only have such rights as are contained in the deposit agreement. The custodian will also hold any additional securities, property and cash received on or in substitution for the deposited shares. The deposited shares and any such additional items are referred to as “deposited securities”.

Deposited securities are not intended to, and shall not, constitute proprietary assets of the depositary, the custodian or their nominees. Beneficial ownership in deposited securities is intended to be, and shall at all times during the term of the deposit agreement continue to be, vested in the beneficial owners of the ADSs representing such deposited securities. Notwithstanding anything else contained in the deposit agreement, in the form of ADR and/or in any outstanding ADSs, the depositary, the custodian and their respective nominees are intended to be, and shall at all times during the term of the deposit agreement be, the record holder(s) only of the deposited securities represented by the ADSs for the benefit of the ADR holders. The depositary, on its own behalf and on behalf of the custodian and their respective nominees, disclaims any beneficial ownership interest in the deposited securities held on behalf of the ADR holders.

We, the depositary and the custodian shall comply with Brazil’s National Monetary Council (Conselho Monetário Nacional) Resolution No. 4,373, dated as of September 29, 2014, in the third article, paragraph three, of the Regulation Annex V, and agree to furnish to the Central Bank and the CVM, whenever required, information or documents related to the ADRs and the deposit agreement, the deposited securities and distributions thereon and, under the terms of the deposit agreement, the depositary and the custodian are authorized to release such information or documents and any other information as required by local regulation, law or regulatory body request. The depositary has the right to terminate the deposit agreement on at least 30 days’ notice to ADR holders and us in the event that the depositary or the custodian reasonably could be subject to criminal or material civil liabilities if we have failed to provide such information or documents reasonably available only through us.

Upon each deposit of shares, receipt of related delivery documentation and compliance with the other provisions of the deposit agreement, including the payment of the fees and charges of the depositary and any taxes or other fees or charges owing, the depositary will issue an ADR or ADRs in the name or upon the order of the person entitled thereto evidencing the number of ADSs to which such person is entitled. All of the ADSs issued will, unless specifically requested to the contrary, be part of the depositary’s direct registration system, and an ADR holder will receive periodic statements from the depositary which will show the number of ADSs registered in such ADR holder’s name. An ADR holder can request that the ADSs not be held through the depositary’s direct registration system and that a certificated ADR be issued.

How do ADR holders cancel an ADS and obtain deposited securities?

When you turn in your ADR certificate at the depositary’s office, or when you provide proper instructions and documentation in the case of direct registration ADSs, the depositary will, upon payment of certain applicable fees, charges and taxes, deliver the underlying shares to you or upon your written order. Delivery of deposited securities in certificated form will be made at the custodian’s office. At your risk, expense and request, the depositary may deliver deposited securities at such other place as you may request.

The depositary may only restrict the withdrawal of deposited securities in connection with:

        temporary delays caused by closing our transfer books or those of the depositary or the deposit of shares in connection with voting at a shareholders’ meeting, or the payment of dividends;

        the payment of fees, taxes and similar charges; or

        compliance with any U.S. or foreign laws or governmental regulations relating to the ADRs or to the withdrawal of deposited securities.

This right of withdrawal may not be limited by any other provision of the deposit agreement.

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Record Dates

The depositary may, after consultation with us if practicable, fix record dates (which, to the extent applicable, shall be as near as practicable to any corresponding record dates set by us) for the determination of the ADR holders who will be entitled (or obligated, as the case may be):

        to receive any distribution on or in respect of deposited securities;

        to give instructions for the exercise of voting rights;

        to pay any fees assessed by the depositary for administration of the ADR program or any expenses owing to the depositary; or

        to receive any notice or to act in respect of other matters;

, in each case, subject to the provisions of the deposit agreement.

Voting Rights

How do I vote?

If you are an ADR holder and the depositary asks you to provide it with voting instructions, you may instruct the depositary how to exercise the voting rights for the shares which underlie your ADSs. As soon as practicable after receiving notice from us of any meeting at which the holders of shares are entitled to vote, or of our solicitation of consents or proxies from holders of shares or other deposited securities, the depositary shall fix the ADS record date in accordance with the provisions of the deposit agreement, provided that if the depositary receives a written request from us in a timely manner and at least 30 days prior to the date of such vote or meeting, the depositary shall, at our expense, distribute to the ADR holders a notice stating (i) final information particular to such vote and meeting and any solicitation materials, (ii) that each ADR holder on the record date set by the depositary will, subject to any applicable provisions of Brazilian law, be entitled to instruct the depositary to exercise the voting rights, if any, pertaining to the shares underlying such ADR holder’s ADSs and (iii) the manner in which such instructions may be given, including instructions to give a discretionary proxy to a person designated by us. Each ADR holder is solely responsible for the forwarding of such notices to the beneficial owners of ADSs registered in such ADR holder’s name. Following actual receipt by the ADR department responsible for proxies and voting of ADR holders’ instructions (including, without limitation, instructions of any entity or entities acting on behalf of the nominee for DTC), the depositary shall, in the manner and on or before the time established by the depositary for such purpose, endeavor to vote or cause to be voted the shares represented by the ADSs evidenced by such ADR holders’ ADRs in accordance with such instructions insofar as practicable and permitted under the provisions of or governing our shares.

To the extent that (A) the depositary has been provided with at least 35 days’ notice of a meeting from us, (B) the depositary’s notice to ADR holders (described in the preceding paragraph) has been received by all ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs no less than 10 days prior to the date of the meeting and/or the cut-off date for the solicitation of consents, and (C) the depositary does not receive instructions on a particular agenda item from an ADR holder (including, without limitation, any entity or entities acting on behalf of the nominee for DTC) in a timely manner, such ADR holder shall be deemed, and under the deposit agreement the depositary is instructed to deem such ADR holder, to have instructed the depositary to give a discretionary proxy for such agenda item(s) to a person designated by us to vote the deposited securities represented by the ADSs for which actual instructions were not so given by all such ADR holders on such agenda item(s), provided that no such instruction shall be deemed given and no discretionary proxy shall be given unless (1) we inform the depositary in writing (and under the deposit agreement we have agreed to provide the depositary with such instruction promptly in writing) that (a) we wish such proxy to be given with respect to such agenda item(s), (b) there is no substantial opposition existing with respect to such agenda item(s) and (c) such agenda item(s), if approved, would not materially or adversely affect the rights of holders of shares, and (2) the depositary has obtained an opinion of counsel, in form and substance satisfactory to it, confirming that (i) the granting of such discretionary proxy does not subject the depositary to any reporting obligations in Brazil, (ii) the granting of such proxy will not result in a violation of Brazilian laws, rules, regulations or permits, (iii) the voting arrangement and deemed instruction as contemplated in the deposit agreement will be given effect under Brazilian laws, rules and regulations, and (iv) the granting of such discretionary proxy will not under any circumstances result in the shares represented by the ADSs being treated as assets of the depositary under Brazilian laws, rules or regulations.

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ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs are strongly encouraged to forward their voting instructions to the depositary as soon as possible. For instructions to be valid, the ADR department of the depositary that is responsible for proxies and voting must receive them in the manner and on or before the time specified, notwithstanding that such instructions may have been physically received by the depositary prior to such time. The depositary will not itself exercise any voting discretion. Notwithstanding anything contained in the deposit agreement or any ADR, the depositary may, to the extent not prohibited by any law, rule or regulation, or by the rules and/or requirements of the stock exchange on which the ADSs are listed, in lieu of distribution of the materials provided to the depositary in connection with any meeting of, or solicitation of consents or proxies from, holders of deposited securities, distribute to the ADR holders a notice that provides such ADR holders with, or otherwise publicizes to such ADR holders, instructions on how to retrieve such materials or receive such materials upon request (i.e., by reference to a website containing the materials for retrieval or a contact for requesting copies of the materials).

There is no guarantee that ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs generally, or any ADR holder or beneficial owner of ADSs in particular, will receive voting materials in time to instruct the depositary to vote and it is possible that you, or persons who hold their ADSs through brokers, dealers or other third parties, will not have the opportunity to exercise a right to vote.

See “Item 3. Key Information — D. Risk Factors — Risks Relating to the Sendas Common Shares and the Sendas ADSs — Holders of Sendas ADSs are not entitled to attend shareholders’ meetings and may only vote through the Sendas Depositary” of the 2021 Form 20-F.

Reports and Other Communications

Will ADR holders be able to view our reports?

The depositary will make available for inspection by ADR holders at the offices of the depositary and the custodian, or upon request from the depositary (which request may be refused by the depositary in its discretion), the deposit agreement, the provisions of or governing deposited securities, and any written communications from us which are both received by the custodian or its nominee as a holder of deposited securities and made generally available to the holders of deposited securities.

Additionally, if we make any written communications generally available to holders of our shares, and we furnish copies thereof (or English translations or summaries) to the depositary, it will distribute the same to ADR holders.

Fees and Expenses

What fees and expenses will I be responsible for paying?

The depositary may charge each person to whom ADSs are issued, including, without limitation, issuances against deposits of shares, issuances in respect of share distributions, rights and other distributions, issuances pursuant to a stock dividend or stock split declared by us or issuances pursuant to a merger, exchange of securities or any other transaction or event affecting the ADSs or deposited securities, and each person surrendering ADSs for withdrawal of deposited securities or whose ADSs are cancelled or reduced for any other reason, US$5.00 for each 100 ADSs (or any portion thereof) issued, delivered, reduced, cancelled or surrendered, or upon which a share distribution or elective distribution is made or offered, as the case may be. The depositary may sell (by public or private sale) sufficient securities and property received in respect of a share distribution, rights and/or other distribution prior to such deposit to pay such charge.

The following additional charges shall also be incurred by the ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs, by any party depositing or withdrawing shares or by any party surrendering ADSs and/or to whom ADSs are issued (including, without limitation, issuance pursuant to a stock dividend or stock split declared by us or an exchange of stock regarding the ADSs or the deposited securities or a distribution of ADSs), whichever is applicable:

        a fee of up to US$0.05 per ADS held for any cash distribution made pursuant to the deposit agreement or for any elective cash/stock dividend offered pursuant to the deposit agreement;

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        an aggregate fee of up to US$0.05 per ADS per calendar year (or portion thereof) for services performed by the depositary in administering the ADRs (which fee may be charged on a periodic basis during each calendar year and shall be assessed against ADR holders as of the record date or record dates set by the depositary during each calendar year and shall be payable in the manner described in the next succeeding provision);

        a fee for the reimbursement of such fees, charges and expenses as are incurred by the depositary and/or any of its agents (including, without limitation, the custodian and expenses incurred on behalf of ADR holders in connection with compliance with foreign exchange control regulations or any law, rule or regulation relating to foreign investment) in connection with the servicing of the shares or other deposited securities, the sale of securities (including, without limitation, deposited securities), the delivery of deposited securities or otherwise in connection with the depositary’s or its custodian’s compliance with applicable law, rule or regulation (which fees and charges shall be assessed on a proportionate basis against ADR holders as of the record date or dates set by the depositary and shall be payable at the sole discretion of the depositary by billing such ADR holders or by deducting such charge from one or more cash dividends or other cash distributions), including, without limitation, any amounts charged by any governmental authorities or other institutions such as the B3, the stock exchange on which the Sendas shares are registered for trading;

        a fee for the distribution of securities (or the sale of securities in connection with a distribution), such fee being in an amount equal to the $0.05 per ADS issuance fee for the execution and delivery of ADSs which would have been charged as a result of the deposit of such securities (treating all such securities as if they were shares) but which securities or the net cash proceeds from the sale thereof are instead distributed by the depositary to those ADR holders entitled thereto;

        fees and expenses for conversion of foreign currency;

        stock transfer or other taxes and other governmental charges;

        SWIFT, cable, telex and facsimile transmission and delivery charges incurred at your request in connection with the deposit or delivery of shares, ADRs or deposited securities;

        transfer or registration fees for the registration of transfer of deposited securities on any applicable register in connection with the deposit or withdrawal of deposited securities; and

        fees of any division, branch or affiliate of the depositary utilized by the depositary to direct, manage and/or execute any public and/or private sale of securities under the deposit agreement.

To facilitate the administration of various depositary receipt transactions, including disbursement of dividends or other cash distributions and other corporate actions, the depositary may engage the foreign exchange desk within JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., or the Exchange Bank, and/or its affiliates in order to enter into spot foreign exchange transactions to convert foreign currency into U.S. dollars, or FX Transactions. For certain currencies, FX Transactions are entered into with the Exchange Bank or an affiliate, as the case may be, acting in a principal capacity. For other currencies, FX Transactions are routed directly to and managed by an unaffiliated local custodian (or other third party local liquidity provider), and neither the Exchange Bank nor any of its affiliates is a party to such FX Transactions.

The foreign exchange rate applied to an FX Transaction will be either (a) a published benchmark rate, or (b) a rate determined by a third party local liquidity provider, in each case plus or minus a spread, as applicable. The depositary will disclose which foreign exchange rate and spread, if any, apply to such currency on the “Disclosure” page (or successor page) of www.adr.com (as updated by the depositary from time to time, “ADR.com”). Such applicable foreign exchange rate and spread may (and neither the depositary, the Exchange Bank nor any of their affiliates is under any obligation to ensure that such rate does not) differ from rates and spreads at which comparable transactions are entered into with other customers or the range of foreign exchange rates and spreads at which the Exchange Bank or any of its affiliates enters into foreign exchange transactions in the relevant currency pair on the date of the FX Transaction. Additionally, the timing of execution of an FX Transaction varies according to local market dynamics, which may include regulatory requirements, market hours and liquidity in the foreign exchange market or other factors. Furthermore, the Exchange Bank and its affiliates may manage the associated risks of their position in the market in a manner they deem appropriate without regard to the impact of such activities on us, the depositary, ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs. The spread applied does not reflect any gains or losses that may be earned

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or incurred by the Exchange Bank and its affiliates as a result of risk management or other hedging related activity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent we provide U.S. dollars to the depositary, neither the Exchange Bank nor any of its affiliates will execute an FX Transaction as set forth herein. In such case, the depositary will distribute the U.S. dollars received from us.

Further details relating to the applicable foreign exchange rate, the applicable spread and the execution of FX Transactions will be provided by the depositary on ADR.com. We and by holding an ADS or an interest therein, ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs will each be acknowledging and agreeing that the terms applicable to FX Transactions disclosed from time to time on ADR.com will apply to any FX Transaction executed pursuant to the deposit agreement.

The fees and charges you may be required to pay may vary over time and may be changed by us and by the depositary. ADR holders will receive prior notice of the increase in any such fees and charges. The right of the depositary to charge and receive payment of fees, charges and expenses as provided above shall survive the termination of the deposit agreement.

The depositary may make available to us a set amount or a portion of the depositary fees charged in respect of the ADR program or otherwise upon such terms and conditions as we and the depositary may agree from time to time. The depositary collects its fees for issuance and cancellation of ADSs directly from investors depositing shares or surrendering ADSs for the purpose of withdrawal or from intermediaries acting for them. The depositary collects fees for making distributions to investors by deducting those fees from the amounts distributed or by selling a portion of distributable property to pay the fees. The depositary may collect its annual fee for depositary services by deduction from cash distributions, or by directly billing investors, or by charging the book-entry system accounts of participants acting for them. The depositary will generally set off the amounts owing from distributions made to ADR holders. If, however, no distribution exists and payment owing is not timely received by the depositary, the depositary may refuse to provide any further services to ADR holders that have not paid those fees and expenses owing until such fees and expenses have been paid. At the discretion of the depositary, all fees and charges owing under the deposit agreement are due in advance and/or when declared owing by the depositary.

Payment of Taxes

If any taxes or other governmental charges (including any penalties and/or interest) shall become payable by or on behalf of the custodian or the depositary with respect to any ADR, any deposited securities represented by the ADSs evidenced thereby or any distribution thereon, such tax or other governmental charge shall be paid by the applicable ADR holder to the depositary and by holding or owning, or having held or owned, an ADR or any ADSs evidenced thereby, the ADR holder and all beneficial owners of such ADSs, and all prior registered holders of such ADRs and prior beneficial owners of such ADSs, jointly and severally, agree to indemnify, defend and save harmless each of the depositary and its agents in respect of such tax or governmental charge. Each ADR holder and beneficial owner of ADSs, and each prior ADR holder and beneficial owner of ADSs, by holding or having held an ADR or an interest in ADSs, acknowledges and agrees that the depositary shall have the right to seek payment of any taxes or governmental charges owing with respect to the relevant ADRs from any one or more such current or prior ADR holder or beneficial owner of ADSs, as determined by the depositary in its sole discretion, without any obligation to seek payment of amounts owing from any other current or prior ADR holder or beneficial owner of ADSs. If an ADR holder owes any tax or other governmental charge, the depositary may (i) deduct the amount thereof from any cash distributions, or (ii) sell deposited securities (by public or private sale) and deduct the amount owing from the net proceeds of such sale. In either case the ADR holder remains liable for any shortfall. If any tax or governmental charge is unpaid, the depositary may also refuse to effect any registration, registration of transfer, split-up or combination of ADRs or withdrawal of deposited securities until such payment is made. If any tax or governmental charge is required to be withheld on any cash distribution, the depositary may deduct the amount required to be withheld from any cash distribution or, in the case of a non-cash distribution, sell the distributed property or securities (by public or private sale) in such amounts and in such manner as the depositary deems necessary and practicable to pay such taxes and distribute any remaining net proceeds or the balance of any such property after deduction of such taxes to the ADR holders entitled thereto.

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As an ADR holder or beneficial owner, you will be agreeing to indemnify us, the depositary, its custodian and any of our or their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and affiliates against, and hold each of them harmless from, any claims by any governmental authority with respect to taxes, additions to tax, penalties or interest arising out of any refund of taxes, reduced rate of withholding at source or other tax benefit obtained. These obligations survive any transfer or surrender of ADSs or the termination of the deposit agreement.

Reclassifications, Recapitalizations and Mergers

If we take certain actions that affect the deposited securities, including (i) any change in par value, split-up, consolidation, cancellation or other reclassification of deposited securities or (ii) any distributions of shares or other property not made to ADR holders or (iii) any recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, liquidation, receivership, bankruptcy or sale of all or substantially all of our assets, then the depositary may choose to, and shall if reasonably requested by us:

        amend the form of ADR;

        distribute additional or amended ADRs;

        distribute cash, securities or other property it has received in connection with such actions;

        sell by public or private sale any securities or property received and distribute the proceeds as cash; or

        none of the above.

If the depositary does not choose any of the above options, any of the cash, securities or other property it receives will constitute part of the deposited securities and each ADS will then represent a proportionate interest in such property.

Amendment and Termination

How may the deposit agreement be amended?

We may agree with the depositary to amend the deposit agreement and the ADRs without your consent for any reason. ADR holders must be given at least 30 days’ notice of any amendment that imposes or increases any fees or charges on a per ADS basis (other than stock transfer or other taxes and other governmental charges, transfer or registration fees, SWIFT, cable, telex or facsimile transmission costs, delivery costs or other such expenses), or that otherwise prejudices any substantial existing right of ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs. If an ADR holder continues to hold an ADR or ADRs after being so notified, such ADR holder and the beneficial owner of the corresponding ADSs are deemed to agree to such amendment and to be bound by the deposit agreement as so amended. No amendment, however, will impair your right to surrender your ADSs and receive the underlying securities, except in order to comply with mandatory provisions of applicable law.

Any amendments or supplements which (i) are reasonably necessary (as agreed by us and the depositary) in order for (a) the ADSs to be registered on Form F-6 under the Securities Act or (b) the ADSs or shares to be traded solely in electronic book-entry form and (ii) do not in either such case impose or increase any fees or charges to be borne by ADR holders, shall be deemed not to prejudice any substantial rights of ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any governmental body or regulatory body should adopt new laws, rules or regulations which would require amendment or supplement of the deposit agreement or the form of ADR to ensure compliance therewith, we and the depositary may amend or supplement the deposit agreement and the form of ADR (and all outstanding ADRs) at any time in accordance with such changed laws, rules or regulations, which amendment or supplement to the deposit agreement in such circumstances may become effective before a notice of such amendment or supplement is given to ADR holders or within any other period of time as required for compliance.

Notice of any amendment to the deposit agreement or form of ADRs shall not need to describe in detail the specific amendments effectuated thereby, and failure to describe the specific amendments in any such notice shall not render such notice invalid, provided, however, that, in each such case, the notice given to the ADR holders identifies a means for ADR holders and beneficial owners to retrieve or receive the text of such amendment (i.e., upon retrieval from the SEC’s, the depositary’s or our website or upon request from the depositary).

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How may the deposit agreement be terminated?

The depositary may, and shall at our written direction, terminate the deposit agreement and the ADRs by mailing notice of such termination to the ADR holders at least 30 days prior to the date fixed in such notice for such termination; provided, however, if the depositary shall have (i) resigned as depositary under the deposit agreement, notice of such termination by the depositary shall not be provided to ADR holders unless a successor depositary shall not be operating under the deposit agreement within 60 days of the date of such resignation, and (ii) been removed as depositary under the deposit agreement, notice of such termination by the depositary shall not be provided to ADR holders unless a successor depositary shall not be operating under the deposit agreement on the 60th day after our notice of removal was first provided to the depositary. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the deposit agreement, the depositary may terminate the deposit agreement without notifying us, but subject to giving 30 days’ notice to the ADR holders, under the following circumstances: (i) in the event of our bankruptcy or insolvency, (ii) if the Shares cease to be listed on an internationally recognized stock exchange, (iii) if we effect (or will effect) a redemption of all or substantially all of the deposited securities, or a cash or share distribution representing a return of all or substantially all of the value of the deposited securities, or (iv) there occurs a merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other transaction as a result of which securities or other property are delivered in exchange for or in lieu of deposited securities. After the date so fixed for termination, the depositary and its agents will perform no further acts under the deposit agreement and the ADRs, except to receive and hold (or sell) distributions on deposited securities and deliver deposited securities being withdrawn. As soon as practicable after the date so fixed for termination, the depositary shall use its reasonable efforts to sell the deposited securities and shall thereafter (as long as it may lawfully do so) hold in an account (which may be a segregated or unsegregated account) the net proceeds of such sales, together with any other cash then held by it under the deposit agreement, without liability for interest, in trust for the pro rata benefit of the ADR holders who have not theretofore surrendered their ADRs. After making such sale, the depositary shall be discharged from all obligations in respect of the deposit agreement and the ADRs, except to account for such net proceeds and other cash. After the date so fixed for termination, we shall be discharged from all obligations under the deposit agreement except for our obligations to the depositary and its agents.

Limitations on Obligations and Liability to ADR holders

Limits on our obligations and the obligations of the depositary; limits on liability to ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs

Prior to the issue, registration, registration of transfer, split-up, combination, or cancellation of any ADRs, or the delivery of any distribution in respect thereof, and from time to time in the case of the production of proofs as described below, we or the depositary or its custodian may require:

        payment with respect thereto of (i) any stock transfer or other tax or other governmental charge, (ii) any stock transfer or registration fees in effect for the registration of transfers of shares or other deposited securities upon any applicable register and (iii) any applicable fees and expenses described in the deposit agreement;

        the production of proof satisfactory to it of (i) the identity of any signatory and genuineness of any signature and (ii) such other information, including without limitation, information as to citizenship, residence, exchange control approval, beneficial or other ownership of, or interest in, any securities, compliance with applicable law, regulations, provisions of or governing deposited securities and terms of the deposit agreement and the ADRs, as it may deem necessary or proper; and

        compliance with such regulations as the depositary may establish consistent with the deposit agreement and any regulations which the depositary is informed of in writing by us which are required by the depositary, ourselves or the Custodian to facilitate compliance with any applicable rules or regulations of the Central Bank or CVM or any applicable regulator.

The issuance of ADRs, the acceptance of deposits of shares, the registration, registration of transfer, split-up or combination of ADRs or the withdrawal of shares, may be suspended, generally or in particular instances, when the ADR register or any register for deposited securities is closed or when any such action is deemed advisable by the depositary; provided that the ability to withdraw shares may only be limited under the following circumstances: (i) temporary delays caused by closing transfer books of the depositary or our transfer books or the deposit of shares

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in connection with voting at a shareholders’ meeting, or the payment of dividends, (ii) the payment of fees, taxes, and similar charges, and (iii) compliance with any laws or governmental regulations relating to ADRs or to the withdrawal of deposited securities.

The deposit agreement expressly limits the obligations and liability of the depositary, ourselves and each of our and the depositary’s respective directors, officers, employees, agents and affiliates, provided, however, that no provision of the deposit agreement is intended to constitute a waiver or limitation of any rights which ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs may have under the Securities Act or the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, to the extent applicable. In the deposit agreement it provides that neither we nor the depositary nor any such director, officer, employee, agent or affiliate will be liable to ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs:

        if any present or future law, rule, regulation, fiat, order or decree of the United States, Brazil or any other country or jurisdiction, or of any governmental or regulatory authority or securities exchange or market or automated quotation system, the provisions of or governing any deposited securities, any present or future provision of our charter, any act of God, war, terrorism, nationalization, epidemic, pandemic, expropriation, currency restrictions, work stoppage, strike, civil unrest, revolutions, rebellions, explosions, computer failure or circumstance beyond our, the depositary’s or our respective directors’, officers’, employees’, agents’ or affiliates’ direct and immediate control shall prevent or delay, or shall cause any of them to be subject to any civil or criminal penalty in connection with, any act which the deposit agreement or the ADRs provide shall be done or performed by any such party(including, without limitation, voting);

        by reason of any non-performance or delay, caused as aforesaid, in the performance of any act or things which by the terms of the deposit agreement it is provided shall or may be done or performed;

        if it exercises or fails to exercise discretion under the deposit agreement or the ADRs including, without limitation, any failure to determine that any distribution or action may be lawful or reasonably practicable;

        if it performs its obligations specifically set forth in the deposit agreement and ADRs without gross negligence or willful misconduct; or

        if it takes any action or refrains from taking any action in reliance upon the advice of or information from legal counsel, accountants, any person presenting shares for deposit, any ADR holder, or any other person believed by it to be competent to give such advice or information.

We, the depositary and its agents may rely and shall be protected in acting upon any written notice, request, direction, instruction or document believed by it to be genuine and to have been signed, presented or given by the proper party or parties. The depositary shall not be a fiduciary or have any fiduciary duty to ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs. Neither the depositary nor its agents have any obligation to appear in, prosecute or defend any action, suit or other proceeding in respect of any deposited securities or the ADRs. We and our agents shall only be obligated to appear in, prosecute or defend any action, suit or other proceeding in respect of any deposited securities or the ADRs, which in our opinion may involve us in expense or liability, if indemnity satisfactory to us against all expense (including fees and disbursements of counsel) and liability is furnished as often as may be required. The depositary and its agents may fully respond to any and all demands or requests for information maintained by or on its behalf in connection with the deposit agreement, any ADR holder or holders, any ADRs or ADSs or otherwise related thereto to the extent such information is requested or required by or pursuant to any lawful authority, including without limitation laws, rules, regulations, administrative or judicial process, banking, securities or other regulators. The depositary shall not be liable for the acts or omissions made by, or the insolvency of, any securities depository, clearing agency or settlement system. Furthermore, the depositary shall not be responsible for, and shall incur no liability in connection with or arising from, the insolvency of any custodian that is not a branch or affiliate of JPMorgan. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the deposit agreement or any ADRs, the depositary shall not be responsible for, and shall incur no liability in connection with or arising from, any act or omission to act on the part of the custodian except to the extent that any ADR holder has incurred liability directly as a result of the custodian having (i) committed fraud or willful misconduct in the provision of custodial services to the depositary or (ii) failed to use reasonable care in the provision of custodial services to the depositary as determined in accordance with the standards prevailing in the jurisdiction in which the custodian is located. The depositary and the custodian(s) may use third party delivery services and providers of information regarding matters such as, but not limited to, pricing, proxy voting, corporate actions, class action litigation and other services in connection with the ADRs and the deposit agreement, and use local agents to provide services such as, but not limited to, attendance at any meetings of security holders. Although the depositary

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and the custodian will use reasonable care (and cause their agents to use reasonable care) in the selection and retention of such third party providers and local agents, they will not be responsible for any errors or omissions made by them in providing the relevant information or services. The depositary shall not have any liability for the price received in connection with any sale of securities, the timing thereof or any delay in action or omission to act nor shall it be responsible for any error or delay in action, omission to act, default or negligence on the part of the party so retained in connection with any such sale or proposed sale.

The depositary has no obligation to inform ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs about the requirements of any laws, rules or regulations or any changes therein or thereto of any country or jurisdiction or of any governmental or regulatory authority or any securities exchange or market or automated quotation system.

Additionally, none of us, the depositary or the custodian shall be liable for the failure by any ADR holder or beneficial owner of ADSs to obtain the benefits of credits or refunds of non-U.S. tax paid against such ADR holder’s or beneficial owner’s income tax liability. The depositary is under no obligation to provide ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs, or any of them, with any information about the tax status of our company. Neither we nor the depositary shall incur any liability for any tax or tax consequences that may be incurred by ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs on account of their ownership or disposition of the ADRs or ADSs.

Neither the depositary nor its agents will be responsible for any failure to carry out any instructions to vote any of the deposited securities, for the manner in which any such vote is cast, including without limitation any vote cast by a person to whom the depositary is required to give a discretionary proxy pursuant to the deposit agreement, or for the effect of any such vote. The depositary may rely upon instructions from us or our counsel in respect of any approval or license required for any currency conversion, transfer or distribution. The depositary shall not incur any liability for the content of any information submitted to it by us or on our behalf for distribution to ADR holders or for any inaccuracy of any translation thereof, for any investment risk associated with acquiring an interest in the deposited securities, for the validity or worth of the deposited securities, for the credit-worthiness of any third party, for allowing any rights to lapse upon the terms of the deposit agreement or for the failure or timeliness of any notice from us. The depositary shall not be liable for any acts or omissions made by a successor depositary whether in connection with a previous act or omission of the depositary or in connection with any matter arising wholly after the removal or resignation of the depositary. Neither the depositary nor any of its agents shall be liable to ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages (including, without limitation, legal fees and expenses) or lost profits, in each case of any form incurred by any person or entity (including, without limitation, ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs), whether or not foreseeable and regardless of the type of action in which such a claim may be brought.

The depositary and its agents may own and deal in any class of securities of our company and our affiliates and in ADSs.

Disclosure of Interest in ADSs

To the extent that the provisions of or governing any deposited securities may require disclosure of or impose limits on beneficial or other ownership of deposited securities, other shares and other securities and may provide for blocking transfer, voting or other rights to enforce such disclosure or limits, ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs agree to comply with all such disclosure requirements and ownership limitations and to comply with any reasonable instructions we may provide in respect thereof. We reserve the right to instruct ADR holders (and through any such ADR holder, the beneficial owners of ADSs evidenced by the ADRs registered in such ADR holder’s name) to deliver their ADSs for cancellation and withdrawal of the deposited securities so as to permit us to deal directly with the ADR holder and/or beneficial owner of ADSs as a holder of shares and, by holding an ADS or an interest therein, ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs will be agreeing to comply with such instructions.

Books of Depositary

The depositary or its agent will maintain a register for the registration, registration of transfer, combination and split-up of ADRs, which register shall include the depositary’s direct registration system. ADR holders may inspect such records at the depositary’s office at all reasonable times, but solely for the purpose of communicating with other ADR holders in the interest of the business of our company or a matter relating to the deposit agreement. Such register (and/or any portion thereof) may be closed at any time or from time to time, when deemed expedient by the depositary.

The depositary will maintain facilities for the delivery and receipt of ADRs.

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Appointment

In the deposit agreement, each ADR holder and each beneficial owner of ADSs, upon acceptance of any ADSs or ADRs (or any interest therein) issued in accordance with the terms and conditions of the deposit agreement will be deemed for all purposes to:

        be a party to and bound by the terms of the deposit agreement and the applicable ADR or ADRs, and

        appoint the depositary its attorney-in-fact, with full power to delegate, to act on its behalf and to take any and all actions contemplated in the deposit agreement and the applicable ADR or ADRs, to adopt any and all procedures necessary to comply with applicable laws and to take such action as the depositary in its sole discretion may deem necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of the deposit agreement and the applicable ADR and ADRs, the taking of such actions to be the conclusive determinant of the necessity and appropriateness thereof.

Each ADR holder and beneficial owner of ADSs is further deemed to acknowledge and agree that (i) nothing in the deposit agreement or any ADR shall give rise to a partnership or joint venture among the parties thereto nor establish a fiduciary or similar relationship among such parties, (ii) the depositary, its divisions, branches and affiliates, and their respective agents, may from time to time be in the possession of non-public information about our company, the ADR holders, the beneficial owners of ADSs and/or their respective affiliates, (iii) the depositary and its divisions, branches and affiliates may at any time have multiple banking relationships with us, ADR holders, beneficial owners of ADSs and/or the affiliates of any of them, (iv) the depositary and its divisions, branches and affiliates may, from time to time, be engaged in transactions in which parties adverse to us or the ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs may have interests, (v) nothing contained in the deposit agreement or any ADR(s) shall (A) preclude the depositary or any of its divisions, branches or affiliates from engaging in such transactions or establishing or maintaining such relationships, or (B) obligate the depositary or any of its divisions, branches or affiliates to disclose such transactions or relationships or to account for any profit made or payment received in such transactions or relationships, and (vi) the depositary shall not be deemed to have knowledge of any information held by any branch, division or affiliate of the depositary and (vii) for purposes of the deposit agreement and the ADRs, notice to an ADR holder is deemed to constitute notice to any and all beneficial owners of the ADSs evidenced by the holder’s ADRs.

Governing Law and Consent to Jurisdiction

The deposit agreement, the ADSs and the ADRs are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. In the deposit agreement, we have submitted to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in New York, New York and appointed an agent for service of process on our behalf.

By holding an ADS or an interest therein, ADR holders and beneficial owners of ADSs each irrevocably agree that any legal suit, action or proceeding against or involving us or the depositary, arising out of or based upon the deposit agreement, the ADSs, the ADRs or the transactions contemplated thereby, may only be instituted in a state or federal court in New York, New York, and each irrevocably waives any objection which it may have to the laying of venue of any such proceeding, and irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding.

Jury Trial Waiver

The deposit agreement provides that each party thereto (including, for avoidance of doubt, each ADR holder and beneficial owner and/or holder of interests in ADSs or ADRs) irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the right to a jury trial in any suit, action or proceeding against us or the depositary directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to our shares or other deposited securities, the ADSs, the ADRs, the deposit agreement, or any transaction contemplated therein, or the breach thereof (whether based on contract, tort, common law or other theory), including any suit, action or proceeding under the U.S. federal securities laws. If we or the depositary were to oppose a jury trial demand based on such waiver, the court would determine whether the waiver was enforceable in the facts and circumstances of that case in accordance with applicable state and federal law, including whether a party knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily waived the right to a jury trial. The waiver to right to a jury trial of the deposit agreement is not intended to be deemed a waiver by any ADR holder or beneficial owner of ADSs of any rights which ADR holders or beneficial owners of ADSs may have under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, to the extent applicable.

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Plan of Distribution

At the time of offering any securities, we will supplement the following summary of the plan of distribution with a description of the offering, including the particular terms and conditions thereof, set forth in a prospectus supplement relating to those securities. Each prospectus supplement with respect to our securities will set forth the terms of the offering of those securities, including the name or names of any selling shareholders, the name or names of any underwriters or agents, the price of such securities and the net proceeds to any selling shareholders from such sale, any underwriting discounts, commissions or other items constituting underwriters’ or agents’ compensation, any discount or concessions allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers and any securities exchanges on which those securities may be listed.

The selling shareholders may sell the securities from time to time in their offering as follows:

        through agents;

        to dealers or underwriters for resale;

        directly to purchasers; or

        through a combination of any of these methods of sale.

The selling shareholders may solicit offers to purchase securities directly from the public from time to time. The selling shareholders, as applicable, may sell securities to one or more underwriters or dealers acting as principals, who would purchase the securities as principal for resale to the public, either on a firm-commitment or best-efforts basis. The dealers, who may be deemed to be “underwriters” as that term is defined in the Securities Act, may then resell those securities to the public.

The selling shareholders may also designate agents from time to time to solicit offers to purchase securities from the public on its behalf. The prospectus supplement relating to any particular offering of securities will name any agents designated to solicit offers, and will include information about any commissions we and/or the selling shareholders may pay the agents, in that offering. Agents may be deemed to be “underwriters” as that term is defined in the Securities Act.

If the selling shareholders sell securities to underwriters, we and such selling shareholders may execute an underwriting agreement with them at the time of sale and will name them in the applicable prospectus supplement. In connection with those sales, underwriters may be deemed to have received compensation from us or the selling shareholder in the form of underwriting discounts or commissions and may also receive commissions from purchasers of the securities for whom they may act as agents. Underwriters may resell the securities to or through dealers, and those dealers may receive compensation in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions from the underwriters and/or commissions from purchasers for whom they may act as agents. The applicable prospectus supplement will include any required information about underwriting compensation we or any selling shareholders pay to underwriters, and any discounts, concessions or commissions underwriters allow to participating dealers, in connection with an offering of securities.

If the selling shareholders offer securities in a subscription rights offering to our existing security holders, we and the selling shareholders may enter into a standby underwriting agreement with dealers, acting as standby underwriters. We and/or the selling shareholders may pay the standby underwriters a commitment fee for the securities they commit to purchase on a standby basis. If the selling shareholders do not enter into a standby underwriting arrangement, the selling shareholders may retain a dealer-manager to manage a subscription rights offering for us.

The selling shareholders may authorize underwriters, dealers and agents to solicit from third parties offers to purchase securities under contracts providing for payment and delivery on future dates. The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the material terms of these contracts, including any conditions to the purchasers’ obligations, and will include any required information about commissions we may pay for soliciting these contracts.

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Underwriters, dealers, agents and other persons may be entitled, under agreements that they may enter into with us and the selling shareholders, to indemnification by us and such selling shareholders, as applicable, against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act.

The underwriters, agents and their respective affiliates have engaged in a variety of commercial and investment banking transactions from time to time with us and the selling shareholders for which we and the selling shareholders have paid customary fees and expenses, including financing transactions, bank guarantees and foreign exchange and derivative transactions, such as currency and interest swaps, and may have provided advisory services for mergers and acquisitions and issuances of debt and equity securities in the local and international capital markets.

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Legal Matters

Unless otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, certain legal matters with respect to U.S. federal and New York State law will be passed upon for Sendas by White & Case LLP. The validity of the common shares offered pursuant to this prospectus and other legal matters as to Brazilian law will be passed upon for Sendas by Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados. Any underwriters will also be advised about certain legal matters by their own counsel, which will be named in any applicable prospectus supplement.

Experts

The financial statements of Sendas Distribuidora S.A. appearing in the Annual Report (Form 20-F) for the year ended December 31, 2021, and the effectiveness of Sendas Distribuidora S.A.’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2021, have been audited by Ernst & Young Auditores Independentes S.S., independent registered public accounting firm, as set forth in its reports thereon, which conclude, among other things, that Sendas Distribuidora S.A. did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2021, based on Internal Control — Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (2013 framework), because of the effects of the material weakness described therein, included therein, and incorporated herein by reference. Such financial statements have been incorporated herein by reference in reliance upon such reports given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

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Difficulties of Enforcing Civil Liabilities Against Non-U.S. Persons

Sendas is a corporation (sociedade anônima) organized under the laws of Brazil, and substantially all of our assets are located in Brazil. In addition, all of our directors and executive officers reside outside the United States and all or a significant portion of the assets of such persons may be located outside the United States. As a result, it may not be possible for holders of our common shares or our ADSs to effect service of process within the United States or other jurisdictions outside Brazil upon such persons, or to enforce against such persons judgments of U.S. courts, including judgments predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the U.S. federal securities laws or the laws of such other jurisdictions. Further, it is unclear if original actions against us, our directors or our officers predicated on civil liabilities based solely upon U.S. federal securities laws may be brought in courts outside the United States, including Brazil. In addition, payment must be made in reais in proceedings brought before the Brazilian courts seeking to enforce obligations against us and any judgment rendered in Brazilian courts in respect of any payment obligations would be payable in reais.

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Sendas’s Brazilian counsel, has advised Sendas that, subject to the requirements described below, judgments of United States courts for civil liabilities based upon the United States federal securities laws may be enforced in Brazil. A judgment against Sendas or the other persons described above obtained outside Brazil would be enforceable in Brazil, without reconsideration of the merits, only if the judgment satisfies certain requirements and receives confirmation from the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça). Decisions on interlocutory measures may likewise be enforced in Brazil in accordance with applicable laws. Recognition will occur, according to Article 960 to 965 of the Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure (Law No. 13,105/2015, as amended), Articles 15 and 17 of the Decree Law No. 4,657, dated September 4, 1942 (Lei de introdução às normas do Direito Brasileiro); and Articles 216-C to 216-F of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice’s Regiment, only if the foreign decision:

        it fulfills all formalities required for its enforceability under the laws of the country where the foreign judgment is granted;

        it is for the payment of a sum certain of money;

        it was issued by a competent court in the jurisdiction where the judgment was awarded after service of process was properly made in accordance with applicable law or after sufficient evidence of the parties’ absence (revelia) as required by applicable law;

        it is not subject to appeal;

        it must be apostilled by a competent authority of the State from which the document emanates according to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents or, if such State is not signatory of the Hague Convention, it must be duly authenticated by a competent Brazilian consulate;

        it is authenticated by a Brazilian consular office in the country where it was issued, and is accompanied by a sworn translation into Portuguese, unless an exemption is provided by an international treaty to which Brazil is a signatory; and

        it is not contrary to Brazilian national sovereignty, public policy, good morals and human dignity (as provided in Article 17 of the Law of Introduction to the Brazilian Law in Article 963, VI, of the Brazilian Civil of Civil Procedure and in Article 216-F of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice’s Regiment).

Notwithstanding the foregoing, no assurance can be given that such confirmation would be obtained, that the process described above could be conducted in a timely manner or that a Brazilian court would enforce a monetary judgment for violation of the U.S. securities laws with respect to any securities issued by Sendas.

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados has also advised Sendas that:

        original actions based on the U.S. federal securities laws may be brought in Brazilian courts and that, subject to Brazilian public policy and national sovereignty, Brazilian courts may enforce liabilities in such actions against Sendas, certain of its directors and officers and the advisors named herein;

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        the ability of a judgment creditor to satisfy a judgment by attaching certain assets of the defendant in Brazil is governed and limited by provisions of Brazilian law to the extent that assets are located in Brazil;

        urgent interim measures may also be enforced in Brazil, by letters rogatory, if they meet the same requirements listed above;

        enforcement may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, fraudulent transfer, moratorium, liquidation, reorganization, recuperação judicial or extrajudicial and other laws of general application relating to/or affecting the rights of creditors generally (claims for salaries, wages, social security and taxes, among others, will have preference over any claims); and

        if an investor resides outside Brazil and owns no real property in Brazil, he or she must provide a bond sufficient to guarantee court costs and legal fees, including the defendant’s attorneys’ fees, as determined by the Brazilian court, in connection with litigation in Brazil, except: (1) when an exemption is provided by an international agreement or treaty that Brazil is a signatory; (2) in the case of claims for collection on a título executivo extrajudicial (an instrument which may be enforced in Brazilian courts without a review on the merits), in the case of the enforcement of a foreign judgment which has been confirmed by the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice; (3) enforcement of a judgment, including foreign judgments that have been duly recognized by the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice; (4) counterclaims; and (5) when an international treaty signed by Brazil dismisses the obligation to post a bond, as established, under Article 83 of the Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure (Código de Processo Civil).

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Where You Can Find More Information

We have filed a registration statement with the SEC on Form F-3 under the Securities Act relating to the securities offered by this prospectus. This prospectus, which is a part of that registration statement, does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement. For more information with respect to our company and the securities offered by this prospectus, you should refer to the registration statement and to the exhibits filed with it. Statements contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus regarding the contents of any contract or other document are not necessarily complete, and, where the contract or other document is an exhibit to the registration statement or incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference, each of these statements is qualified in all respects by the provisions of the actual contract or other document.

We are subject to the information requirements of the Exchange Act, applicable to a foreign private issuer, and accordingly file or furnish reports, including annual reports on Form 20-F, reports on Form 6-K, and other information with the SEC. Any filings we make electronically will be available to the public over the Internet at the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. These reports and other information may also be inspected and copied at the offices of the NYSE at 11 Wall St, New York, New York 10005.

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Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference

The SEC allows us to “incorporate by reference” the information we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information to you by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be part of this prospectus, and certain later information that we file with the SEC will automatically update and supersede earlier information filed with the SEC or included in this prospectus or a prospectus supplement. We incorporate by reference the following documents:

Sendas is incorporating by reference into this prospectus the following documents that it has filed with or furnished to the SEC:

(1)    our annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on May 2, 2022, or the 2021 Form 20-F;

(2)    our report on Form 6-K/A furnished to the SEC on May 16, 2022 (Film No.: 22925026), containing information on (i) the election of the current members of our executive board, and (ii) a capital increase and issuance of new common shares due to the exercise of stock options granted to certain employees under the terms of our share-based compensation plans, approved by our board of directors at a meeting held on May 9, 2022;

(3)    our report on Form 6-K furnished to the SEC on July 28, 2022 (Film No.: 221112359), containing information on a capital increase and issuance of new common shares due to the exercise of stock options granted to certain employees under the terms of our share-based compensation plans, approved by our board of directors at a meeting held on July 27, 2022;

(4)    our report on Form 6-K furnished to the SEC on October 21, 2022 (Film No.: 221321981), containing information on a capital increase and issuance of new common shares due to the exercise of stock options granted to certain employees under the terms of our share-based compensation plans, approved by our board of directors at a meeting held on October 20, 2022;

(5)    our report on Form 6-K furnished to the SEC on October 27, 2022 (Film No.: 221335319), containing information on Mr. Ronaldo Iabrudi dos Santos Pereira’s resignation as vice-chairman and member of our board of directors;

(6)    our report on Form 6-K furnished to the SEC on October 28, 2022 (Film No.: 221338455), containing information on the designation of Mr. Philippe Alarcon’s as vice-chairman of our board of directors, and of Mr. Belmiro Gomes, our chief executive officer, as member of our board of directors;

(7)    our current report on Form 6-K furnished to the SEC on November 28, 2022 (Film No.: 221421052), including the unaudited condensed interim financial statements of Sendas as of September 30, 2022 and for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, or the Interim Financials Form 6-K; and

(8)    any future filings of Sendas on Form 20-F made with the SEC after the date of this prospectus and prior to the termination of the offering of the securities offered by this prospectus, and any future reports of Sendas on Form 6-K furnished to the SEC during that period that are identified in those forms as being incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

We will provide without charge to any person to whom a copy of this prospectus is delivered, upon the written or oral request of any such person, a copy of any or all of the documents referred to above which have been or may be incorporated herein by reference, other than exhibits to such documents (unless such exhibits are specifically incorporated by reference in such documents). Requests should be directed to Sendas Distribuidora S.A. located at Avenida Ayrton Senna, No. 6,000, Lote 2, Pal 48959, Anexo A, Jacarepaguá, 22775-005, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil, telephone: +55 (11) 3411-5042.

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PART II
INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 8. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

Our bylaws provide that we shall indemnify and hold harmless our directors, executive officers, board committee members, fiscal council members and certain other key executives in case of damage or loss suffered by the such persons in the regular exercise of their functions, even if such person no longer exercises the position or function for which he or she was elected or exercised in our company and/or any of our subsidiaries or affiliated companies. The indemnification will only be available after the application and only in a supplemental manner of any eventual coverage of the civil liability (D&O) insurance provided by our company and/or any of our subsidiaries or affiliated companies. The payments to be made by the Company must correspond to the exceeding amount covered by any such D&O insurance policy and observe the limits provided in any indemnity agreement to be entered into between Sendas and such person.

Item 9. Exhibits.

Exhibit
Number

 

Description

1.1†

 

Form of Underwriting Agreement.

4.1*

 

Form of Deposit Agreement, among Sendas Distribuidora S.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Depositary, and all Owners and Holders from time to time of American Depositary Shares issued thereunder (incorporated by reference to Exhibit (a)(1) to Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Form F-6 Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933 of Sendas Distribuidora S.A. (File No. 333-252850) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 24, 2021).

4.2*

 

Form of Amendment No. 1 to the Deposit Agreement, among Sendas Distribuidora S.A., JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., as Depositary, and all Owners and Holders from time to time of American Depositary Shares issued thereunder (incorporated by reference to Exhibit (a)(2) to Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Form F-6 Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933 of Sendas Distribuidora S.A. (File No. 333-252850) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 24, 2021).

4.3*

 

Form of American Depositary Receipt representing American Depositary Shares representing common shares of Sendas Distribuidora S.A. (included in Exhibit 4.2).

5.1**

 

Opinion of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados as to matters of Brazilian law relating to the common shares.

23.1**

 

Consent of Ernst & Young Auditores Independentes S.S.

23.2**

 

Consent of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados (included in Exhibit 5.1).

24.2**

 

Power of Attorney (included in the signature page of this Registration Statement).

107**

 

Filing Fee Table.

____________

        To be filed by amendment or incorporated by reference. Sendas will file as an Exhibit to a report on Form 6-K that is incorporated by reference into this registration statement any related form utilized in the future and not previously filed by means of an amendment or incorporated by reference.

*        Previously filed.

**      Filed herewith.

Item 10. Undertakings.

(a)     The registrant hereby undertakes:

(1)    To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

i.       To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933;

ii.      To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities

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offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;

iii.     To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii) and (a)(1)(iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of this registration statement.

(2)    That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof;

(3)    To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering;

(4)    To file a post-effective amendment to the registration statement to include any financial statements required by Item 8.A. of Form 20-F at the start of any delayed offering or throughout a continuous offering. Financial statements and information otherwise required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933 need not be furnished, provided, that the registrant includes in the prospectus, by means of a post-effective amendment, financial statements required pursuant to this paragraph (a)(4) and other information necessary to ensure that all other information in the prospectus is at least as current as the date of those financial statements. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a post-effective amendment need not be filed to include financial statements and information required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933 or Item 8.A. of Form 20-F if such financial statements and information are contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this registration statement;

(5)    That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser:

(A)    Each prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

(B)    Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of the registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section (10)(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which the prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof; provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of

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contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

(b)    The registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c)     Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of such registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933 and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, Sendas Distribuidora S.A. certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form F-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 28, 2022.

 

SENDAS DISTRIBUIDORA S.A.

   

By:

 

/s/ Belmiro de Figueiredo Gomes

       

Name:

 

Belmiro de Figueiredo Gomes

       

Title:

 

Chief Executive Officer

             
   

By:

 

/s/ Daniela Sabbag Papa

       

Name:

 

Daniela Sabbag Papa

       

Title:

 

Chief Financial Officer

Power of Attorney

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Belmiro de Figueiredo Gomes and Daniela Sabbag Papa his/her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him/her and in his/her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, acting individually, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to the registration statement on Form F-3, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he/she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent, or any of his substitute or substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities indicated below on November 28, 2022, in respect of Sendas Distribuidora S.A.

Signature

 

Title

/s/ Belmiro de Figueiredo Gomes

 

Chief Executive Officer

Belmiro de Figueiredo Gomes

 

(principal executive officer)

/s/ Daniela Sabbag Papa

 

Chief Financial Officer

Daniela Sabbag Papa

 

(principal financial officer and principal accounting officer)

/s/ Jean-Charles Henri Naouri

 

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Jean-Charles Henri Naouri

   

/s/ Philippe Alarcon

 

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Philippe Alarcon

   

/s/ Luiz Nelson Guedes de Carvalho

 

Member of the Board of Directors

Luiz Nelson Guedes de Carvalho

   

/s/ Christophe José Hidalgo

 

Member of the Board of Directors

Christophe José Hidalgo

   

/s/ Belmiro de Figueiredo Gomes

 

Member of the Board of Directors

Belmiro de Figueiredo Gomes

   

/s/ David Julien Emeric Lubek

 

Member of the Board of Directors

David Julien Emeric Lubek

   

/s/ Josseline Marie-José Bernadette de Clausade

 

Member of the Board of Directors

Josseline Marie-José Bernadette de Clausade

   

/s/ José Flávio Ferreira Ramos

 

Member of the Board of Directors

José Flávio Ferreira Ramos

   

/s/ Geraldo Luciano Mattos Júnior

 

Member of the Board of Directors

Geraldo Luciano Mattos Júnior

   

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AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the undersigned, the duly authorized representative of Sendas Distribuidora S.A. in the United States, has signed this registration statement on November 28, 2022.

 

Authorized U.S. Representative – Cogency Global Inc.

   

By:

 

/s/ Colleen A. De Vries

       

Name:

 

Colleen A. De Vries

       

Title:

 

Senior Vice-President

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ATTACHMENTS / EXHIBITS

OPINION OF MACHADO, MEYER, SENDACZ E OPICE ADVOGADOS AS TO MATTERS OF BRAZILIAN LAW RELATING TO THE COMMON SHARES

CONSENT OF ERNST & YOUNG AUDITORES INDEPENDENTES S.S.

FILING FEE TABLE



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