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PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES

 PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES
 PITTSBURG, Texas, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilgrim's Pride Corporation


(NYSE: CHX) announced today that William R. Voss has ceased to render services to the company as its president and chief operating officer and that the board of directors has authorized Lonnie A. "Bo" Pilgrim to negotiate on behalf of the company a resignation and employment termination agreement which was proposed by Voss to the board of directors.
 Pilgrim cited differences over business strategy and organization for the company as causes for this event.
 At the same time, Pilgrim announced that effective today, Monty Henderson has been appointed president and chief operating officer of the company. Henderson formerly was senior vice president of the company in charge of the Arkansas operation and has 24 years management experience in the poultry industry including 11 years with Pilgrim's Pride Corporation.
 Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is the fifth largest producer of poultry products and the 22nd largest egg producer in the United States, producing more than 1.1 billion pounds of dressed poultry and 41 million dozen table eggs annually. Pilgrim's Pride employs more than 10,500 persons internationally and operates processing plants, distribution centers, hatcheries and feed mills in Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Mexico.
 Products are sold under the "Pilgrim's Pride" label to supermarkets, fast food chains and food service customers. The company's primary domestic distribution is through retailers and fast food outlets in Central, Southwestern and Western United States and through the food service industry nationally.
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 /CONTACT: Cliff Butler of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, 903-856-7901/
 (CHX) CO: Pilgrim's Pride Corp. ST: Texas IN: FOD SU: PER


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