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Notice to the Market

Barretos, April 5, 2010 - Minerva S.A. (BOVESPA: BEEF3; Bloomberg: BEEF3.BZ; Reuters: BEEF3.SA), one of Brazil’s market leaders in the production and sale of fresh beef, live cattle and cattle byproducts, with operations also in the beef, pork and poultry processing segments, announces to the market that in a meeting held on April 30, 2010, its Board of Directors elected Mr. Edison Ticle de Andrade Melo e Souza Filho to serve as Chief Financial Officer, a position that had temporarily been filled by Mr. Fernando Galletti de Queiroz, who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Investor Relations Officer.

In addition, Mr. Ricardo Bonzo will join the Investor Relations Officer team, assuming the functions previously exercised by Mr. Eduardo Pirani Puzziello.

Mr. Ticle was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and a master’s degree in Economics from the same institution. Previously he worked at Banco Pactual, Black River Asset Management (Cargill) and as Head of Treasury at Banco Safra. Mr. Ticle joined Minerva in February 2009 as Treasury Director.

Mr. Bonzo holds a degree in Economic Sciences from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a specialization in Finance from the same institution. Previously he worked at Banco Garantia, Citicorp, Bankers Trust, ING Bank and Banco Santander, and at the consulting firms FCF Corporate Finance, Thinktank Corporate Finance and Monitor Internacional - MGDK. Mr. Bonzo joined Minerva in early April 2010.