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Brazilian JBS selling Vigor Alimentos

The buyer is the mexican Grupo Lala

Grupo Lala, a publicly listed company on the Mexican stock exchange, is the largest dairy group in Mexico and one of major producers in the Americas

JBS S.A., the beef brazilian world leader, signed an agreement to divest the totality of its 19.43% shareholding interest in Vigor Alimentos S.A. ("Vigor") to Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Grupo LALA"), for approximately R$1,112 million (Euro 334 million, Enterprise Value). It is estimated that JBS will receive approximately R$780 million (Equity Value) after closing of the transaction, subject to adjustments foreseen under the contract.

Grupo Lala, a publicly listed company on the Mexican stock exchange, is the largest dairy group in Mexico and one of major producers in the Americas with more than 60 years of history and operations in Mexico, USA and Central America. Currently, Grupo Lala has a market cap of approximately US$4.8 billion and posted net sales of approximately US$2.9 billion in the twelve months ended on June 30, 2017.

JBS intends to use a portion of the proceeds from this transaction to further reduce debt in connection with its Stabilization Agreement, as announced in the Material Fact of July 25, 2017.

The transaction was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of JBS and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals and further adjustments common to these types of operations.

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