JBS USA to Hold News Conference in Brooks, Alberta

BROOKS, AB, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - JBS USA, in coordination with the City of Brooks, the County of Newell, the Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) and Canada Beef Inc., will hold a media availability from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Heritage Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, 1217 2nd St. West, Brooks, AB.

Bill Rupp, president and CEO of JBS USA's North America and Australia beef business, and Cameron Bruett, chief sustainability officer and head of corporate communications, will be available to respond to questions about the company's management agreement with XL Foods Inc.

Brooks Mayor Martin Shields and County of Newell Reeve Molly Douglass will participate and be available for questions. CCA Vice President Dave Solverson, and Canada Beef Inc. Chairman Chuck MacLean, will also be available to take questions from the media and provide industry perspective.

Media not able to attend the event can participate via conference call in listen only mode at 403-362-2948.

About JBS USA

JBS USA, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world's largest protein company, is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb, with more than 60,000 employees in the U.S. 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 (NYSE: PPC), the second largest poultry company in the U.S.

In the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, JBS USA and Pilgrim's Pride conduct operations through eight beef processing plants, three pork processing plants, 31 poultry processing plants, 31 poultry hatcheries, one lamb processing plant, one value-added beef and pork facility, one hide tannery, 30 distribution centers, one grease producing facility, and 12 feedlots operated by JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding.

For more information, visit www.jbssa.com.

About JBS S.A.

JBS S.A. is the world's largest protein company with 301 production facilities worldwide and more than 135,000 employees. JBS S.A. processes beef, pork, lamb and poultry in addition to processing 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 151 countries on five continents.

In South America, JBS S.A. conducts its operations through 108 beef processing, canning, distribution centers and other facilities, including 37 processing plants in Brazil, 5 processing plants in Argentina, 2 processing plants in Paraguay, 1 processing plant in Uruguay, and 11 distribution centers and 5 feedlots in Brazil.

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

SOURCE: JBS USA

For further information:

Cameron Bruett 
JBS USA
Corporate Communications
O: 1-970-506-7801
C: 1-202-445-6168
cameron.bruett@jbssa.com

Gina Teel
Communications Manager
Canadian Cattlemen's Association
403-875-3616       teelg@cattle.ca