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Disposal of Relevant Shareholding

Barretos (SP), September 13th , 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, pursuant to Article 12, Paragraph 6 of CVM Rule 358 of January 2, 2002, as amended, informs that on this present date received a letter from its controlling shareholder VDQ Holdings S.A., informing that sold 6,000,000 Company shares, accounting for 5.6% of its share capital, in an operation managed by BTG Pactual CTVM S.A. through auction held today at BM&FBOVESPA (Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange). Considering the sale closed on this date, between January 30, 2012 and September 13, 2012, the controlling shareholder reduced its interest in the Company share capital by more than 5%, as detailed in the letter attached hereto.