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SMITHFIELD CONTRACTS TO PURCHASE NORTH CAROLINA MEAT FACILITY

 SMITHFIELD CONTRACTS TO PURCHASE NORTH CAROLINA MEAT FACILITY
 SMITHFIELD, Va., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: SFDS), today announced that it has entered into a contract to purchase from John Morrell and Company (a unit of Chiquita Brands International) a hog slaughtering facility located in Wilson, N.C. Smithfield expects to finalize its plans for the ultimate use and the consequent renovations of the facility during the next several months. Purchase terms were not disclosed.
 On Oct. 13, John Morrell and Company announced to its associates its intention to close the Wilson facility before year-end.
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 /CONTACT: Aaron D. Trub of Smithfield Foods, 202-223-4224/
 (SFDS) CO: Smithfield Foods, Inc.; John Morrell and Company ST: Virginia, North Carolina IN: FOD SU:


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