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Smithfield Foods to Host Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Conference Call September 8

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Smithfield Foods to Host Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Conference Call September 805:30 EDT Thursday, August 11, 2011SMITHFIELD, Va., Aug. 11, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) announced today that the company will release its fiscal 2012 first quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday, September 8, 2011. The company will host a live conference call and audio webcast at 9:00 AM ET for an hour to discuss the results. Participants can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059. The call will be webcast at http://investors.smithfieldfoods.com/events.cfm and will be archived at this location. A telephone replay will be available at (800) 475-6701 and will be archived for two weeks. The replay access code is 213186.About Smithfield Foods Smithfield Foods is a $12 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Farmland,® Smithfield,® Eckrich,® Armour,® and John Morrell.® Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com. The Smithfield Foods, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=7622CONTACT: Keira Lombardo Smithfield Foods, Inc. (757) 365-3050 keiralombardo@smithfieldfoods.com