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Marfrig invests in Diamantino Industrial Complex / Rosario do Oeste, Mato Grosso
São Paulo, June 29, 2009 – Marfrig Alimentos S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: MRFG3),
pursuant to CVM Instruction 358, of January 3, 2002, the CVM decision contained in
Official Letter/CVM/SEP/GEA-2/Nº 186/2009 and the article titled “Marfrig investe em
nova unidade de suínos” published in the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo on June
26, 2009, page B18, clarifies to its shareholders and the general market that it will invest
in increasing the production of processed and value-added products at its Poultry, Pork
and Processed Food Division in Brazil, by expanding its pork production, implementing
biodigestors and energy cogeneration, and building a pork slaughtering and processed
products unit in Diamantino Industrial Complex / Rosário do Oeste, Mato Grosso.
The Industrial Complex has one of the largest feed plants in the state of Mato Grosso,
with production capacity of 50 tons/hour and will centralize the administration and
logistics. Investments are also made in the development of biodigestors that will supply
the units with clean energy.
The unit’s two hog farms, located in the cities of Petrovina and Diamantino in Mato
Grosso, will have their capacity increased from 12,500 to 22,000 breeding hogs and hog
production from 1,200 to 3,000 hogs/day, which will integrate the unit’s production cycle
from breeding to slaughtering. The operation will be developed jointly with approximately
1,000 small farms that will provide feeding in an integration system and also be
responsible for hog termination, which will be used to supply the new slaughter plant.
The slaughtering and processed products unit will have a capacity of 3,000 hogs/day and
production of 100 tonnes/day of processed food, including hams, snacks, sausages and
smoked products, being responsible for the complex’s total slaughtering.
Construction will begin immediately, and the plant is expected to start operations in the
2nd semester of 2010. The projected investment is R$128 million, and the portion to be
invested in 2009 (R$40 million) is included in the R$220 million in CAPEX for the year
announced to the market on March 18, 2009.
Ricardo Florence
Chief Planning and Investor Relations Officer
Marfrig Alimentos S.A.
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