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Environmental Award

Barretos, December 7th, 2011 - Minerva SA (BOVESPA: BEEF3; Bloomberg: BEEF3.BZ; Reuters: BEEF3.SA), one of the market leaders in Brazil in the production and sale of fresh beef, live cattle and byproducts, with operations also in the beef, pork and poultry processing segments, informs its shareholders and the general market that Minerva has received the Chico Mendes International Award of Social and Environmental Research and Development yesterday, December 6th, 2011. The award’s institute promotes activities and rewards companies that contribute to the well-being of people and the balance of the environment.

The award received by Minerva rewards responsible social and environmental management, recognizes the value of initiatives such as those making up the Company’s policy and rewards cases that demonstrate companies’ creativity and effectiveness in regard to building a society that is committed to future generations. The award is part of Procert (Social and Environmental Certification Program), which is in turn linked to the United Nations Global Compact.