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Notice to the Market
Conclusion of Lord Meat Acquisition

Barretos, July 1st, 2008 - Minerva S.A. (BOVESPA: BEEF3; Bloomberg: BEEF3.BZ; Reuters: BEEF3.SA), one of the market leaders in Brazil in the production and sale of beef products, leather and live cattle, complementing the notice to the market released on February 25, informs its shareholders and the general market that it concluded the acquisition of Lord Meat - Indústria Comércio Importação e Exportação Ltda. (“Lord Meat”) on today’s date, with all of the deal’s precedent conditions having been fulfilled and verified (“Acquisition”).

Pursuant to Article 256 of Law 6,404/76, we also inform that the Acquisition does not constitute a relevant investment for the Company or exceed one and a half times the amounts calculated, in accordance with item II of said article. Therefore, the Acquisition does not need to be submitted to a meeting of shareholders in the Company for ratification.

More information is available from the Company, with the valuation report on the net worth at market value of Lord Meat available to Shareholders at the Company‘s head offices and through the IPE information system.

Investor Relations

Carlos Watanabe

Ronald S. Aitken
IR Superintendent

Phone: +55 (11) 3074-2434

About Minerva S.A.

Minerva S.A. is one of the leading producers and sellers of beef, leather and live cattle in Brazil, and is one of the country’s three largest exporters in the sector in terms of gross revenue, exporting to some 80 countries. The Company has slaughter capacity of 5,500 head/day, processing capacity of 1,300 tonne/day and leather capacity of 5,000 hides/day. Minerva is present in the states of São Paulo, Goiás, Tocantins and Mato Grosso do Sul, where it operates six slaughterhouses, seven deboning plants and two tanneries, as well as distribution centers located in Olímpia and São Bernardo do Campo. In 2007 the Company recorded net sales revenue of R$1.46 billion and EBITDA of R$121 million.

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