Premium Standard Farms Changes Company Name to Murphy-Brown of Missouri, Supports Corporate Supply Chain

   Premium Standard Farms Changes Company Name to Murphy-Brown of Missouri,
                       Supports Corporate Supply Chain

PR Newswire

PRINCETON, Mo., May 16, 2013

PRINCETON, Mo., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Premium Standard Farms, LLC, a
unit of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) hog production subsidiary,
Murphy-Brown, LLC, announced recently it has changed its name to Murphy-Brown
of Missouri, LLC, effective immediately.

Adopting the Murphy-Brown label will better communicate the nature of Premium
Standard's business and the role the company plays in the larger Smithfield
Foods organization. The change will present a more unified message for how the
company is supporting Smithfield Foods' brands, creating value for investors,
employees and other stakeholders. The company has been working diligently to
make changes that support the transition from Premium Standard Farms to
Murphy-Brown of Missouri.

Michael Rainwater, General Manager of Murphy-Brown of Missouri, stated, "This
is exciting news for our company and cause for celebration. We are solidifying
our position as a provider in Smithfield Foods' integrated supply chain,
thereby providing increased career opportunities while continuing to be an
economic engine in north Missouri. We are providing excellent jobs and strong
futures for those of us who love to live and work in this rural setting."

About Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC
Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC is an independent operating company of
Smithfield Foods, Inc. As a member of the Smithfield Foods family of
companies, Murphy-Brown of Missouri produces consistent, high-quality pork
products for a variety of markets and is a recognized leader in environmental
stewardship and technology innovation. Murphy-Brown of Missouri employs
approximately 1,100 people in north central Missouri.

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

SOURCE Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC

Contact: Rachael Pflum, Murphy-Brown of Missouri, LLC, (660) 748-7176,
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