Notice to the Market – Approval of share transfer – 03/18/2013

Notice to the Market

Approval of share transfer

Barretos (SP), March 18, 2013 – Minerva S.A. (BOVESPA: BEEF3; Bloomberg: BEEF3.BZ; Reuters: BEEF3.SA), one of the leaders in Brazil in the production and sale of fresh beef, live cattle and cattle byproducts, with operations also in the beef, pork and poultry processing segments, hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that on February 19, 2013, the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) approved the private sale of common shares currently held in treasury, pursuant to Article 23 of CVM Instruction 10/80, for the partial settlement of the price of acquisition of shares issued by the Paraguayan company Frigomerc S.A. The total share transfer will be held by the Company under the terms and deadlines of the Agreement for the Purchase of Shares entered into on October 2, 2012.

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