JBS USA Acquires U.S. Operations of XL Foods

JBS USA Acquires U.S. Operations of XL Foods

GREELEY, Colo., April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

Upon closing, JBS USA will assume ownership of the following XL properties in
the U.S.: a beef packing plant in Omaha, Neb., with the capacity to process
1,100 head of cattle per day and a beef packing plant in Nampa, Idaho, with
the capacity to process 1,100 head of cattle per day. The beef processing
plant in Nampa is currently idle and the Company has no immediate plans to
reopen the facility.

Today's announcement completes the agreement between JBS and XL Foods,
originally announced on Oct. 17, 2012.

"Today, JBS announces our intent to finalize the agreement with XL Foods and
acquire the beef packing plants in Omaha, Nebraska, and Nampa, Idaho," stated
Bill Rupp, president and COO of JBS USA Beef. "We are excited to welcome Omaha
into the JBS family and look forward to continuing its legacy of excellent
customer service and superior quality products."

On Jan. 14, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of certain Canadian
operations of XL Foods including: a beef packing plant in Brooks, Alta., a
beef packing plant in Calgary, Alta., a feedlot in Brooks, Alta. and the
adjacent farmland acreage supporting the feedlot operation. Under no scenario
will JBS assume any of XL Foods' debt or liabilities.

About JBS USA

JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., is a leading
processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S., a leading processor of beef in
Canada and a leading processor of beef and lamb in Australia. 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, the second largest poultry company in the U.S.

In the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, JBS USA and Pilgrim's
Pride conduct operations through ten beef processing plants, three pork
processing plants, 31 poultry processing plants, 32 poultry hatcheries, one
lamb processing plant, one hide tannery, and 12 feedlot operations run by JBS
Five Rivers Cattle Feeding. In Australia the company operates 15 beef and
small-animal processing plants, seven feedlots, one hide tannery and seven
distribution centers.

For more information, visit www.jbssa.com

About JBS S.A.

JBS S.A. is the global leader in meat production with 303 facilities worldwide
and more than 141,000 employees. JBS S.A. processes beef, pork, lamb and
poultry in addition to 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 150 countries
on five continents.

In South America, JBS S.A. conducts its operations through 120 beef
processing, canning, distribution and other facilities, including 58
processing plants in Brazil, five processing plants in Argentina, two
processing plants in Paraguay, one processing plant in Uruguay, and 12
distribution centers and five feedlots in Brazil.

For more information, visit www.jbs.com.br.

CONTACT: Cameron Bruett
         JBS USA
         Corporate Communications
         O: +1 970.506.7801
         C: +1 202.445.6168
         cameron.bruett@jbssa.com

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