Smithfield Foods Inc finalized the acquisition of the remaining 66,5% shares of Pini Polonia.

Acquisition will provide a supply of fresh meat to processing facilities of Animex Foods and our customers.

This move will capitalize existing Animex Foods opportunity to compete in the European market as a world class consumer packaged goods and protein company.

Contact for media:
Andrzej Pawelczak, Spokesperson, PR Director, Animex

E-mail: andrzej.pawelczak@animex.pl mobile: 696 483 071

About Smithfield Poland: Smithfield Poland operates Polish food companies including Animex Foods, Agri Plus and Agri Plus Feed. Smithfield Poland employs over 9600 employees and works directly with over 2300 Polish pig farmers. Smithfield Poland is owned by Smithfield Foods Inc. which is subsidiary of WH Group.

About Pini: The Pini Group consist of companies across Europe with facility in Italy, Hungary. Pini Polonia, the acquired facility, is located In Kutno, Poland.