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Sector Newsletter - October 2008

Barretos, October 7, 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 exports, discloses to its shareholders and the general market its 6th sector newsletter.

The Minerva newsletter aims at providing the market with further details on the Company’s business, offering an overview of its operating segment. The newsletter is also aligned with the best practices for disclosure to the capital markets.

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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 6,200 head/day, processing capacity of 1,450 tons/day and leather capacity of 5,000 hides/day. Present in the states of São Paulo, Goiás, Tocantins, Mato Grosso do Sul and in Paraguay, where it operates eight slaughterhouses, eight deboning plants and two tanneries, as well as distribution centers located in Olímpia and São Bernardo do Campo. In 2007, Minerva posted net sales of R$1.5 billion.