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The register granted Vigor by CVM, as a publicly-held company
JBS S.A.
Corporate Taxpayer's ID (CNPJ/MF): 02.916.265/0001-60
Company Registry (NIRE) 35.300.330.587
Publicly-Held Company
Vigor Alimentos S.A.
Corporate Taxpayer's ID (CNPJ/MF): 13.324.184/0001-97
Company Registry (NIRE) 35.300.391.047
Publicly-Held Company
MATERIAL FACT
JBS S.A. ("JBS") and Vigor Alimentos S.A. ("Vigor"), in accordance with Law No. 6,404/76 and CVM Rule No. 358/02, hereby jointly inform their
shareholders and the market in general that, on April 2, 2012, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores
Mobiliários) ("CVM") granted the applicable register of Vigor as a category "A" publicly-held company, pursuant to CVM Rule 480/09.
The register granted Vigor by CVM, as a publicly-held company was one of the necessary steps for the implementation by JBS of the Voluntary
Public Tender Offer for Exchange of Common Shares issued by JBS for Vigor Common Shares. This request for registration is under analysis by
CVM and has the purpose of giving Vigor a separate corporate structure independent of JBS, as communicated in the Material Fact released by
JBS on February 9th, 2012.
São Paulo, April 3rd, 2012.
JBS S.A.
Jeremiah O'Callaghan
Investor Relations Officer
Vigor Alimentos S.A.
Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista
Investor Relations Officer
Additional Information for U.S. Shareholders of JBS:
Exchange Offer of JBS Shares for Vigor Shares
This communication contains information with respect to the proposed Exchange Offer (oferta pública voluntária de aquisição de ações mediante
permuta por ações) under Brazilian law of JBS shares for Vigor shares. JBS and Vigor are Brazilian companies. Information distributed in
connection with the proposed Exchange Offer is subject to Brazilian disclosure requirements that are different from those of the United States.
Financial statements included herein, if any, have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards issued by the
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International Accounting Standards Board and accounting practices in Brazil that may not be comparable to the financial statements of United
States companies. It may be difficult for you to enforce your rights and any claim you may have arising under the U.S. federal securities laws in
respect of the proposed Exchange Offer, since the companies are located in Brazil and all of their officers and directors are residents of Brazil.
You may not be able to sue the companies or their officers or directors in a Brazilian court for violations of the U.S. securities laws. Finally, it may
be difficult to compel the companies and their affiliates to subject themselves to a U.S. court's judgment. You should be aware that the companies
may purchase shares of the companies otherwise than through the proposed Exchange Offer,such as in open market or privately negotiated
purchases.