Pilgrim's Pride to Host Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 3, 2013

Pilgrim's Pride to Host Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 3, 2013

GREELEY, Colo., March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
(Nasdaq:PPC) will host its annual meeting of shareholders on Friday, May 3,
2013, at 10 a.m. Mountain / 12 p.m. Eastern. This meeting, which will include
a review of fiscal year 2012 and other business as may be properly brought
before the meeting, will take place at the Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
headquarters in Greeley, Colorado.

About Pilgrim's Pride

Pilgrim's employs approximately 38,000 people and operates chicken processing
plants and prepared-foods facilities in 12 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico. The
Company's primary distribution is through retailers and foodservice
distributors.For more information, please visit http://www.pilgrims.com.

CONTACT: Rosemary Geelan
         Investor Relations
         (970) 506 -8192
 
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