Notice to the Market – Upgrade of Credit Rating – 01/14/2013

Notice to the Market

Moody‘s Investors Service – Upgrade of Credit Rating

Barretos (SP), January 14, 2013 – 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 general market that it had its credit rating attributed by Moody’s Investors Service upgraded to "B1" with stable outlook, one notch above the previous grade. Moreover Moody’s assigned a "B1" rating to issuance of Notes due 2023.

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