Bank Bradesco organized under the laws of Brazil was founded in 1943. The Company operates as a commercial bank. It offers banking and financial products and services in Brazil and abroad to individuals, large, mid?sized & small companies and local & international corporations and institutions. The Company's products and services encompass banking operations such as loans and advances and deposit?taking, credit card issuance, purchasing consortiums, insurance, leasing, payment collection and processing, pension plans, asset management and brokerage services. Its business segments are the banking and the insurance, pension plans & capitalization bonds. In banking segment, the Company offers banking products and services to its customers, including deposit-taking, loans and advances, credit and debit card services and capital markets services, through its distribution network. In the insurance, pension plan and capitalization bond segment, the Company offers various products and services to its customers, including health, life, automobile and property/casualty, individual and corporate pension plans, and capitalization bonds, through its distribution network.