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JBS Acquires U.S. Operations of XL Foods
JBS Acquires U.S. Operations of XL Foods
JBS S.A. (JBSS3, "Company") informs its shareholders and the market in general that JBS USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS S.A,
announced today its intention 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, Nebraska, with capacity
to process 1,100 head of cattle per day and a beef packing plant in Nampa, Idaho, with 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 October 17, 2012.
On January 14, 2013, the Company completed the acquisition of certain Canadian operations of XL Foods including: a beef packing plant in
Brooks, a beef packing plant in Calgary, a feedlot in Brooks and the adjacent farmland acreage supporting the feedlot operation, all in the
Province of Alberta. Under no circumstances will JBS assume any of XL Foods' debt or liabilities.
São Paulo, April 4, 2013
Jeremiah O'Callaghan
Investor Relations Director