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PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION NAMES BUDDY PILGRIM TO PRESIDENT OF U.S. OPERATIONS AND SALES AND MARKETING

 PITTSBURG, Texas, March 10 /PRNewswire/ --Lonnie A. "Bo" Pilgrim, C.E.O. and Chairman of the Board of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NYSE: CHX), announced the employment of Buddy Pilgrim in a newly created executive position of President of U.S. Operations and Sales and Marketing.
 Buddy Pilgrim has an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University, 12 years previous experience with the Company in Sales and Marketing, 9 years in operations.
 This new position will allow Buddy Pilgrim to focus primarily on Sales and Marketing, while at the same time Monty Henderson, President and Chief Operating Officer, will focus on operations.
 Bo Pilgrim states "this new position reconfirms Pilgrim's Pride commitment and strategy of a customer driven organization and our Mission of "Customer Satisfaction...Every Day!"
 Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is the fifth largest producer of poultry products and the 22nd largest egg producer in the U.S., producing more than 1.2 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, wholesale clubs and food service customers. The Company's primary domestic distribution is through retailers and restaurants in Central, Southwestern and Western United States and through the food service industry nationally.
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 CONTACT: Cliff Butler, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, 903-856-7901/
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