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Moody’s Investors Service - Upgrade of Credit Rating

Barretos, September 08th, 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 Moody’s Investors Service upgraded to “B2” with stable outlook, one notch above the previous grade.

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

Minerva S.A. has constantly pursued the maximization of operational margins of its facilities through the ramp-up of its production, continued gains of scale, and focus on markets with higher margins, always adopting a high-liquidity position linked with a robust and conservative financial policy.