Smithfield Foods to Host Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Conference Call March 7

Smithfield Foods to Host Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Conference Call March 7

SMITHFIELD, Va., Feb. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc.
(NYSE:SFD) announced today that the company will release its fiscal 2013 third
quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday, March 7, 2013.

The company will host a live conference call and audio webcast at 9:00 AM ET
for an hour to discuss the results. Participants can access the call by
dialing (800) 230-1092. The call will be webcast at and will be archived at this
location. A telephone replay will be available at (800) 475-6701 and will be
archived for two weeks. The replay access code is 282045.

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $13 billion global food company and the world's largest
pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the
leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including
Smithfield^®, Eckrich^®, Farmland^®, Armour^®, Cook's^®, Gwaltney^®, John
Morrell^®, Kretschmar^®, Curly's^®, Carando^®, Margherita^®, and Healthy
Ones^®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible
way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety,
environmental, and food safety and quality programs. For more information,
visit and

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CONTACT: Keira Lombardo
         Smithfield Foods, Inc.
         (757) 365-3050

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