NOTICE TO THE MARKET
Minerva S.A. ("Minerva" or "Company"), one of the South American market leaders in the production and sale of fresh beef, live cattle and cattle byproducts, with operations in the beef, pork and poultry processing segments, hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that, in an auction conducted by BM&FBOVESPA S.A. – Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros (BM&FBOVESPA) today, 4,300,000 (four million and three hundred thousand) Company treasury shares were sold for the price of R$10.90 (ten reais and ninety cents) per share. The Company also informs that all four million and three hundred thousand (4,300,000) shares sold at the auction, representing approximately 2.93% (two point ninety-three per cent) of the Company’s capital stock, were acquired by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), arm of the World Bank for the private sector and largest global development institution, exclusively focused on private sector, whose priorities are the improvement of corporate governance, development of financial market and sustainability.
The funds provided by the IFC will be used to finance the Company‘s expansion plan, namely: increase of slaughter capacity and beef processing in South America, with focus on Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Colombia; growth of Brazil’s distribution operations, focused on small and medium-sized retailers, through the opening of new distribution centers; and the expansion of processing capacity of its value-added product plant.
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