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Fitch Ratings - Upgrade of Credit Rating

Barretos, June 03rd, 2011 - Minerva S.A. (BOVESPA: BEEF3; Bloomberg: BEEF3.BZ; Reuters: BEEF3.SA), one of the market leaders in South America in the production and sale of fresh beef, live cattle and byproducts, with operations also in the beef, pork and poultry processing segment, informs its shareholders and the general market that it had its credit rating attributed by Fitch Ratings upgraded to “B+” with stable outlook, one notch above the previous grade.

This upgrade reflects the improvements in the operational metrics, debt profile, and also the outlook for the Company’s deleveraging process.

Minerva S.A. reinforces its commitment with the operational excellence of its facilities, focusing the efforts in the growth of its operations and the maturity of its investments, always prioritizing profitability of its businesses and generating value to its shareholders.