Update: JBS USA to Hold News Conference in Brooks, Alberta (Updated Call-In
BROOKS, Alberta., Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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
2^nd St. West, Brooks, AB.
Bill Rupp, president and CEO of JBS USA's North America and Australia beef
business, and Cameron Bruett, chief sustainability officer and head of
corporate communications, will be available to respond to questions about the
company's management agreement with XL Foods Inc.
Brooks Mayor Martin Shields and County of Newell Reeve Molly Douglass will
participate and be available for questions. CCA Vice President Dave Solverson,
and Canada Beef Inc. Chairman Chuck MacLean, will also be available to take
questions from the media and provide industry perspective.
Media not able to attend the event can participate via conference call in
*Conference Name: JBS
*Participant Access Code: 5952739 #
*Dial-in Phone Numbers:
-- 1-877-385-4099 Toll Free (Canada & USA)
-- 613-212-4220 Ottawa
-- 514-395-9913 Montreal
-- 604-899-2339 Vancouver
-- 403-232-0994 Calgary
-- 780-421-1483 Edmonton
-- 416-883-0133 Toronto
About JBS USA
JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world's largest
protein company, is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb, with more than
60,000 employees in the U.S. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and
delivers fresh, further processed and value-added beef and pork products for
sale to customers in more than 60 countries on five continents. JBS USA is
also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE:PPC), the
second largest poultry company in the U.S.
In the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, JBS USA and Pilgrim's Pride conduct
operations through eight beef processing plants, three pork processing plants,
31 poultry processing plants, 31 poultry hatcheries, one lamb processing
plant, one value-added beef and pork facility, one hide tannery, 30
distribution centers, one grease producing facility, and 12 feedlots operated
by JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding.
For more information, visit www.jbssa.com.
About JBS S.A.
JBS S.A. is the world's largest protein company with 301 production facilities
worldwide and more than 135,000 employees. JBS S.A. processes beef, pork, lamb
and poultry in addition to processing leather and other animal by-products.
JBS S.A. processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed
and value-added beef, pork, lamb and poultry products in more than 151
countries on five continents.
In South America, JBS S.A. conducts its operations through 108 beef
processing, canning, distribution centers and other facilities, including 37
processing plants in Brazil, 5 processing plants in Argentina, 2 processing
plants in Paraguay, 1 processing plant in Uruguay, and 11 distribution centers
and 5 feedlots in Brazil.
For more information, visit www.jbs.com.br.
CONTACT: Cameron Bruett
Canadian Cattlemen's Association
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