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Press release from PR Newswire

BRF: Notice of Material Fact

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

BRF: Notice of Material Fact10:00 EDT Wednesday, June 13, 2012SAO PAULO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BRF releases notice of material fact: (1) The management of BRF ? Brasil Foods S.A. ("BRF" ? Bovespa: BRFS3; NYSE: BRFS) and the management of Marfrig Alimentos S.A. ("Marfrig" ? Bovespa: MRFG3; ADR 1: MRTTY) hereby announce, pursuant to the provisions of CVM (Brazilian Securities Commission) Instruction No. 358/02, and Paragraph 4 of Article 157 of the Brazilian Corporations Act (Law No. 6.404/76), and in addition to the Notices of Material Fact released by BRF and Marfrig on December 8, 2011 and March 20, 2012, that on June 11, 2012 took place the closing of the exchange transaction, according to the provisions of the Asset Exchange Contract and Other Covenants ("Exchange Agreement") entered into on March 20, 2012, between BRF, Sadia S.A. ("Sadia" and, together with BRF, "BRF Parties") and Sadia Alimentos S.A. ("Sadia Alimentos") on one side and Marfrig on the other side.FULFILLMENT OF CONDITION PRECEDENT(2) On May 23, 2012, the Administrative Council for Economic Defense ("CADE") manifested that the transaction described in the Exchange Agreement complies with the terms and conditions set forth in the Performance Commitment Agreement ("TCD"), described in the Notice of Material Fact released by BRF on July 13, 2011. Hence, the condition precedent to which the Exchange Agreement was subject to was fulfilled. ACTS PERFORMED ON THE CLOSING DATE(3) On June 11, 2012, according to the terms and conditions set forth in the Exchange Agreement, the following acts were performed, among others:(a) the acquisition by Marfrig of the entire stock of shares of Athena Alimentos S.A., company to which had been transferred the following assets owned by BRF and its affiliated companies, referred to in the TCD: (a1) trademarks and intellectual property rights related to such trademarks; (a2) all assets and rights (including real property, facilities and equipment) related to specified plants, (a3) all assets and rights associated with eight (8) distribution centers; (b) the transfer to BRF of the entire equity interest held either directly or indirectly by Marfrig, equivalent to 90.05% (ninety point zero five percent) of the capital of Quickfood S.A. ("Quickfood"), a company based in Argentina; and(c) the execution, among others, of the following documents: Private Agreement for Settlement of the Price in Cash and Other Covenants ("Settlement Agreement"), which purpose is to set the rules for the obligation on the part of Marfrig to pay BRF the amount of R$ 350,000,000.00 (three hundred and fifty million reais), guaranteed by secured financiary sale of real property.(4) The equity interest held directly or indirectly by Sadia, equivalent to 64.57% (sixty-four point five seven percent) of capital stock of Excelsior Alimentos S.A., will be transferred to Marfrig on July 2, 2012.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION(5) The management of both BRF and Marfrig will keep the market informed of developments pertaining to the present matter.BRF ? Brasil Foods S.A.Taxpayer no. CNPJ 01.838.723/0001-27A Publicly-held CompanyMarfrig Alimentos S.A.Taxpayer no. CNPJ 03.853.896/0001-40A Publicly-held CompanySOURCE BRF - Brasil Foods S.A.For further information: Ana Carolina Pires Bastos, +011-55-11-2322-5037