JBS USA Announces Opening of Arizona Ground Beef Facility

JBS USA Announces Opening of Arizona Ground Beef Facility

GREELEY, Colo., April 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JBS USA, a leading animal
protein processor in the U.S., Canada and Australia and a wholly owned
subsidiary of Brazil-based JBS S.A., announces the opening of a
state-of-the-art ground beef production facility at the JBS beef processing
plant in Tolleson, Ariz.

The new facility began production last week and includes a modern distribution
center and 16,000 square feet of the latest high-tech equipment and systems
available. The JBS facility will produce a variety of high-quality ground beef
items including Cedar River Farms^® Natural Beef and Showcase Premium Ground
Beef™. Customers will be afforded a comprehensive product offering that
includes a variety of lean points, packaging formats and raw material
specifications to ensure superior customer satisfaction.

"Our innovative ground beef operation was carefully designed to respond and
expand quickly to our customers' growing needs," said Bill Rupp, president and
COO of JBS USA Beef. "We are excited to provide high-quality, ground beef to
our retail, foodservice and distribution customers. Initial customer feedback
is very positive."

According to recent studies, 49 percent of American consumers say they eat
ground beef, and it accounts for 48 percent of all fresh beef purchased at
supermarkets and 67 percent of all beef eaten at food service outlets. Ground
beef allows shoppers to stretch their meat dollars and provides enjoyable
eating experiences for all occasions.

About JBS USA

JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of the world's largest meat
company, JBS S.A., is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S.
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.

For more information, visit www.jbssa.com

About JBS S.A.

JBS S.A., the global leader in meat production, 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.

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

CONTACT: John Flynn
         JBS USA
         Beef Key Account Sales and Marketing
         O: +1 970-347-5478
         John.Flynn@jbssa.com
        
         Cameron Bruett
         JBS USA
         Corporate Communications
         O: +1 970.506.7801
         cameron.bruett@jbssa.com

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