Notice to the Market – Russia temporarily halted beef imports from certain plants located in Brazil – 09/25/2013

Notice to the Market

Minerva S.A. ("Company"), one of the leaders in South America 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 the Russian veterinary and phytosanitary service has suspended the imports from some Brazilian slaughtering units, including two of Minerva’s units (Araguaína and Barretos).

Additionally, we inform that other units of the company in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay are still qualified to export to Russia. Therefore, we adjusted the Russian demand to these units, to repeal the effect of this suspension.

Barretos, September 25th, 2013

Minerva S.A.
Eduardo Pirani Puzziello
Investor Relations Office

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