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New Investor Relations Officer

Barretos, São Paulo, August 7th, 2012 - Minerva S.A. (“Company”), one of South America’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, hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that at the Board of Directors meeting held on this date, Mr. Eduardo Pirani Puzziello was elected the new Investor Relations Officer of the Company, in replacement of Mr. Fernando Galletti de Queiroz, who remains as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Eduardo Puzziello holds a degree in business administration from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-SP) and MBA in Capital Markets from the University of São Paulo (USP/Fipecafi). Mr. Puzziello started his professional career in 1998 at the insurance brokerage firm AON Risk Services, and also worked for BankBoston, Banco Santander, Corretora Fator, Banco Raymond James and Votorantim Corretora, where he held the position of sell side market analyst of several sectors. Between June 2009 and May 2010 he served as Minerva’s Investor Relations Controller and returned to the company in November 2011. Since then, Mr. Puzziello has been holding the position of Investor Relations Non-Statutory Officer.