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JBS Carriers Receives U.S. EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award

October 24, 2013

JBS Carriers was recently honored with a second consecutive SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its industry leadership in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.

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JBS Opens Modern Beef Distribution Center in Grand Island, Nebraska

October 1, 2013

JBS USA, a leading processor of quality beef products in the U.S., today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art distribution center at the company's beef processing plant in Grand Island, Nebraska. The new facility boasts increased storage and product handling capabilities intended to enhance customer service.

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New JBS 1855(R) Beef Website Features Historically Fine Angus Beef

September 18, 2013

JBS USA announces the launch of 1855Beef.com, an interactive website that highlights our signature 1855® Black Angus Beef program. The website serves as an easy-to-use sales resource and informational tool for retail and foodservice operators, as well as a useful source of information for consumers.

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New JBS Cedar River Farms(R) Natural Beef Website Highlights Quality, Consistency

July 31, 2013

JBS USA announces the launch of CedarRiverFarms.com, an interactive website that highlights our premium Cedar River Farms® Natural Beef program. The website serves as an easy-to-use sales resource and informational tool for retail and foodservice operators, as well as a useful source of information for consumers.

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New JBS 5 Star(R) Beef Website Highlights Quality Beef, Helpful Information

July 9, 2013

5 Star, a premium beef program exclusively produced by JBS USA, announces the launch of 5StarBeef.com, an interactive website that serves as a sales resource and informational tool for retail and foodservice operators, as well as a useful source of information and recipes for consumers.

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JBS USA's New Swift Premium Pork Consumer Website Serves Up Delicious Mix of Products, Recipes

April 12, 2013

GREELEY, Colo. -- The team at Swift Premium Fresh Pork, "the fresh pork people" who brought you Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Pork and Swift Premium Natural Pork, now introduce www.swiftfreshpork.com – your one-stop guide to all our great tasting products, recipes, cooking instructions, food handling tips and all of our Swift Premium signature brands.

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JBS USA Acquires U.S. Operations of XL Foods

April 4, 2013

GREELEY, Colo. -- JBS USA (the "Company" or "JBS"), a leading animal protein processor in the U.S., Canada and Australia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., today announced its intent to complete the transaction to purchase certain U.S. operations of XL Foods, effective April 8, 2013.

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JBS Acquires Canadian Operations of XL Foods

Jan. 9, 2013

GREELEY, Colo. -- JBS USA, a leading animal protein processor in the U.S. and Australia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., today announced the intent of its Canadian subsidiary, JBS Food Canada, Inc., to complete the transaction to purchase certain Canadian operation of XL Foods, effective January 14, 2013.

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Pilgrim's Pride Corporation to Switch Stock Exchange Listing to NASDAQ

Dec. 17, 2012

GREELEY, Colo. -- Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) today announced that it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing from The New York Stock Exchange to The NASDAQ Global Select Market, an exchange of The NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. (Nasdaq: NDAQ). The Company currently expects that its common stock will commence trading on the NASDAQ on Dec. 28, 2012, and will continue to be listed under the ticker symbol "PPC."

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JBS USA Announces New Leadership in Canada

Dec. 5, 2012

GREELEY, Colo. -- JBS USA, a leading animal protein processor in the U.S. and Australia, manager of the XL Foods facility in Brooks, Alta., Canada, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., today announced William Van Solkema as president of JBS Canada, effective immediately.

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JBS USA to Hold News conference in Brooks, Alberta

Oct. 25, 2012

BROOKS, A.B. -- JBS USA, in coordination with the City of Brooks, the County of Newell, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Canada Beef Inc., will hold a media availability from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, 1217 2nd St. West, Brooks, AB.

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JBS USA Signs Agreement with XL Foods

Oct. 17, 2012

GREELEY, Colo. -- JBS USA, a leading animal protein processor in the U.S. and Australia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., today announced an agreement with XL Foods to manage one of the company's Canadian operations. The agreement also provides JBS USA an exclusive option to purchase the Canadian and U.S. operations of XL Foods. XL will continue to manage its other Canadian and U.S. operations during the option period.

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JBS USA Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Sept. 12, 2012

JBS USA, a leading animal protein processor in the U.S. and Australia and a wholly owned subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., today announced that, as part of a scheduled succession plan, Don Jackson will retire as CEO effective year end 2012. Andre Nogueira, former JBS USA CFO and current CEO of JBS Australia, will become CEO of JBS USA effective Jan. 1, 2013.

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McDonald's Recognizes JBS's Sustainability Work

March 27, 2012

McDonald's has recognized two projects that have helped JBS beef plants conserve water and reduce waste, in the McDonald’s 2012 “Best of Sustainable Supply” awards.

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JBS Swift & Company Honored for Beef Expertise

Sept. 30, 2011

JBS Swift & Company, Greeley, Colo., was recognized as the International Packer Marketer of the Year by Certified Angus Beef LLC. JBS Swift identifies new international customers for Certified Angus Beef ® products and provides education for its sales team, customers and waitstaff.

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Zensho Beef: An International Success

June 14, 2011

Zensho Group is a Tokyo-based company that focuses on safe and abundant food for restaurants and other customers. With its impressive scope and size, Zensho’s steady demand would clearly make it an excellent client for JBS – but until recently, Japanese concerns about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (or BSE, commonly known as mad-cow disease) were standing in the way. Enter the JBS international sales team, along with several important players from Five Rivers and the Cactus, Texas, processing plant: Now we’ve got a robust new program in place and an important new beef-export deal.

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Marshalltown Plant Donates $75,000 Toward Economic Development

June 2, 2011

The JBS plant in Marshalltown, Iowa, has given $75,000 to the Marshalltown Economic Development Impact Committee (MEDIC) as a way of thanking the organization for its help in making the plant's new Distribution Center (DC) a reality.

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More Giving & More Learning: Marshalltown Education Partnership

May 31, 2011

In Iowa, JBS recently donated $100,000 to the Marshalltown Education Partnership, which provides Marshalltown Community College scholarships to first-generation students in the area.

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JBS is now the World's Biggest Provider of Meat

April 14, 2011

LINS, BRAZIL — In many ways, JBS, the company that owns the big slaughterhouse here on the edge of town, is still run like a family business. The founder, who began by slaughtering one or two head a day in 1953, raises calves far in the countryside. Six of his children are in JBS's management. And ranchers such as Edson Crochiquia, who is 69 but rounds up cattle on horseback near here, spare no detail to provide the company with healthy, 1,000-pound animals. Even a decade ago, JBS was still mainly focused on selling in Brazil. But by acquiring American giants such as Swift and Pilgrim's Pride, JBS grew from a $1 billion private company into a $40 billion behemoth that slaughters 90,000 head of cattle a day, employs 125,000 workers and exports to 150 countries. JBS is now the world's biggest provider of meat, its footprint felt by feedlots, packing plants and chicken processors from Argentina to Italy to the American Midwest.

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Three Pilgrim’s Contract Growers Receive Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards

February 02, 2011

For the First Time in Award History, Three of Six Regional Winners Grow for Same Company

Three contract growers for Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) were honored last week by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association for environmental excellence at their family-owned farms. The awards were presented at the annual International Poultry Exposition show in Atlanta. It marks the first time in the history of the award that three regional winners grow for the same company.

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Colorado Food Banks to Receive 16,000 Pounds of Beef

February 02, 2011

Local Beef Processor and Nation's Cattle Farmers and Ranchers Join Forces to Make Largest-Ever Beef Donation and Delivery to Feeding Colorado

It's easy to think that in the land of the plenty, everyone has consistent access to high-quality, nourishing foods, like beef. However, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2009, more than 50 million Americans were food insecure and did not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.

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JBS S.A. appoints Joesley Batista Chairman of the Board and Wesley Batista CEO of its global operations

February 01, 2011

JBS S.A. (JBSS3; Novo Mercado), in accordance with good corporate governance practices and compliant with Novo Mercado regulation, communicates to its shareholders and the market in general that its Board has approved the appointment of Joesley Batista as the Board Chairman and Wesley Batista as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 1, 2011.

After 5 years leading the growth and internationalization of the Company as well as advancing the modernization of its corporate governance structure, Joesley Batista, who has been accumulating both the Chairman and the CEO positions, appointed Wesley Batista to replace him as CEO.

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JBS Launches New Website

February 01, 2011

JBS USA has introduced a redesigned website featuring new information about the company and its history, brands and products.

Visitors to the new website, www.jbssa.com, will see an updated design and more reader-friendly layout.

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Rupp TO Keynote NMA’S MEATXPO’11

January 25, 2011

Oakland, CA – National Meat Association is pleased to announce that MEATXPO’11, Suppliers’ Exposition and 65th Annual Convention, will be held on February 13-16, 2011 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The keynote speaker for the convention will be Bill Rupp, President of JBS USA’s beef division. Rupp will address the audience at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday morning, February 15.

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New CEO at JBS-USA and Pilgrims Pride

December 17, 2010

Don Jackson, president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, is resigning Jan. 2 to become president and CEO of JBS USA – the majority owner of Pilgrim's Pride. The position was formerly held by Wesley Batista. As a result, Pilgrim’s board of directors has appointed William Lovette to fill Jackson’s position as president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride, effective Jan. 3.

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