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Avenida Marginal Direita do Tietê, 500

São Paulo, SP 05118-100


Phone: 55 11 3144 4000


JBS S.A. operates as a beef processing company. The company operates slaughterhouses, cold storage and food processing operations for the production of beef, canned goods, fat, animal rations and beef by-products, which are produced in the manufacturing units located in the States of Sao Paulo, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rondônia, Minas Gerais, Acre and Rio de Janeiro. The company distributes its products through distribution centers located in the State of Sao Paulo, and a container terminal for export in the city of Santos. Subsidiaries The company’s subsidiary, Mouran Alimentos Ltda. (Mouran), conducts slaughterhouse and cold storage business operations for the production of beef, canned goods, fat, animal rations and beef by-products in its facilities located in the State of Sao Paulo. JBS Embalagens Metálicas Ltda. (JBS Embalagens) produces metallic cans in its plant located in the State of Sao Paulo. The subsidiary JBS Confinamento Ltda. (JBS Confinamento), located in Castilho, State of Sao Paulo, renders fattening service of bovine for slaughter. Beef Snacks do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos Ltda (Beef Snacks), an indirect subsidiary of the company, located in Santo Antonio da Posse, State of Sao Paulo, which produces Beef Jerky. Beef Snacks purchases meat in the local market and exports to the United States of America. Foreign activities SB Holdings, Inc. (SB Holdings) and its subsidiaries, Tupman Thurlow Co., Inc. (Tupman) and Astro Sales International, Inc. (Astro) located in the United States and acquired by the company in January 2007, sale processed beef products in the North-American market. Global Beef Trading Sociedade Unipessoal Lda (Global Beef Trading), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, located in Ilha da Madeira, Portugal, sells bovine meat, birds and porks products. Global Beef Trading imports the products from Latin America and exports to several countries, in Europe, Africa and Asia. Jerky Snacks Brands, Inc (Jerky Snacks), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, located in the United States of America, produces and sells meat snacks (Beef Jerky, Smoked Meat Sticks, Kippered Beef Steak, Meat&Cheese, Turkey Jerky and Hunter Sausage). Jerky Snacks purchases meat from Brazil and in the local market and its sales are mainly in the United States of America. JBS Argentina S.A. (JBS Argentina), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, operates slaughterhouses and cold storage facilities for the production of beef, canned goods, fat, animal food and by-products, with industrial units located in the province of Buenos Aires, Entre Rios, Santa Fé and Córdoba. JBS Argentina has three subsidiaries, being two acquired in 2007, one meat-packing slaughterhouse in Berezategui (Consignaciones Rurales) and other can factory located in Zavate (Argenvases), both located in the province of Buenos Aires, and one acquired in 2008, one meat-packing slaughterhouse in Cordoba (Col-car). The company has indirect subsidiaries located in England and Egypt, which are responsible for the sales and distribution of the company’s products in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The company, in July 2007, acquired Swift Foods Company, presently known as JBS USA Holdings Inc. (JBS USA). JBS USA has feedlots and processes, packages and delivers fresh, further processed and value-added beef and pork ‘in natura’ products for sale to customers in the United States and international markets. The fresh meat products prepared by JBS USA include refrigerated beef and pork processed to standard industry specifications. In the United States, JBS USA operates eight beef processing facilities, three pork processing facilities, one lamb slaughter facility, one value-added facility for pork and eleven confinement. In Australia, JBS USA operates ten beef and small animals processing facilities and JBS USA in Australia operates five feedlots that provide grain-fed cattle for its processing operations. The company owns 50% of Inalca S.p.A. social capital, presently known as Inalca JBS S.p.A, (Inalca JBS). Inalca S.p.A. is a beef company and one of the operators in the European processing beef sector. It produces and markets a range of fresh and frozen meat, packed under vacuum or portioned in a protective atmosphere, canned meat, ready-to-serve products, fresh and frozen hamburger, minced meats and, pre-cooked products. Inalca JBS owns six facilities in Italy, specialized by production line, and nine foreign facilities in Europe and Africa. JBS USA divides its business into three segments: Swift Beef, through which it conducts its U.S. domestic beef processing business; Swift Pork, through which it conducts its U.S. domestic pork processing business; and JBS Australia, through which it conducts its Australian beef and smalls animals, the last business in Australia since May 2008, with the acquisition of Tasman, which operates six beef and small animals slaughterhouses and one cattle feedlot unit. The integral subsidiary Montana Alimentari S.p.A. (Montana) is one of the companies in the production, marketing, and distribution of cured meats, snack, and ready-to eat products with approximately 230 products. Montana owns the brands ‘Montana’ and ‘IBIS’, and Montana owns four facilities, specialized by type of production and located in the area distinguished by the Protected Denomination of Origin (P.D.O.) and Protected Geographic Indication (P.G.I.) brands. Montana is also one of the main operators in the Italian canned meat market and pre-sliced products. JBS USA, in October 2008, acquired the cattle meat unit of Smithfield group and also the fattening confinement operations known as Five Rivers. Smithfield, actually JBS Packerland, own four cattle units and one confinement cattle unit, and Five Rivers, known as JBS Five Rivers, own 10 cattle confinement units.


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