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JBS Foods International files for ordinary shares offering of up to $3.08 bln - SEC filing
Friday, 5 Aug 2016 05:32pm EDT 

JBS Foods International Designated Activity Co : Files for ordinary shares offering of up to $3.08 bln-sec filing .Filing the form f-1 to register distribution, that is part of proposed global reorganization of JBS S.A.  Full Article

JBS SA - Brazil tax agency alleges fraud in 2009 JBS-Bertin merger -Estado - Reuters
Sunday, 28 Feb 2016 06:13pm EST 

JBS SA:Brazilian tax authorities allege that the 2009 merger of JBS SA and the Bertin Group, which created the world's largest meatpacker, involved fraud that harmed minority shareholders, the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported on Sunday - RTRS.The allegations stem from a tax investigation of companies in the Bertin Group and have already resulted in an assessment of 3 billion reais ($751 million) in unpaid taxes and fines, the paper, one of Brazil's largest, said.While the main goal of the investigation was to collect taxes, authorities also allege the transaction between JBS and the Bertin Group involved the sale of undervalued assets and was structured in a way to make the takeover of Bertin's meatpacking unit assets by JBS look like a merger of equals.JBS arranged for the merger with the financially troubled Bertin Group by issuing 12 billion reais of new JBS stock, the paper reported.Minority shareholders were hurt in part, according to tax authorities, because JBS valued the shares given to Bertin at the market value of 8.8 bln reais but J&F Investimentos, the holding company that controls JBS, only valued them at 4.9 bln reais, Estado said, citing tax authorities.Bertin also gave up control of the bulk of the shares it said it was placing in J&F to complete the merger to a company that is still part of the controlling group, the paper said.  Full Article

JBS SA shares fall after executives charged - Reuters
Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 10:50am EST 

JBS SA:Shares of Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA fell more than 8 percent on Tuesday after prosecutors charged the head of its controller J&F Investimentos and eight others from the JBS group and bank Banco Rural with crimes against the financial system. - RTRS.In a statement on Tuesday, prosecutors said companies within Grupo JBS had passed on loans to each other in 2011, which is illegal in Brazil. JBS and J&F representatives did not immediately respond to a request for commen - RTRS.  Full Article

JBS SA's subsidiary JBS USA completes acquisition of Cargill Pork LLC's assets
Friday, 30 Oct 2015 04:03pm EDT 

JBS SA:Says its subsidiary JBS USA has completed acquisition of Cargill Pork LLC’s (Cargill Pork) goods, properties, rights and obligations of Cargill Meat's ownership.Says deal includes two meat processing plants in Iowa and Illinois, five feed mills in Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Texas and four swine farms in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Says has paid about $1.45 billion in total.Says pro-forma net earnings of about $6.3 billion, processing capacity of 90,000 pigs per day and 2.0 million pounds of bacon per week from combination of Cargill Pork’s and JBS USA Pork’s operations in USA.  Full Article

JBS SA - Bacon and other processed meats can cause cancer, experts say - Reuters
Monday, 26 Oct 2015 03:59pm EDT 

JBS SA:Eating processed meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon can cause colorectal cancer in humans, and red meat is also a likely cause of the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said - RTRS.The review by WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), released on Monday, said additionally that there was some link between the consumption of red meat and pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer - RTRS.Each 50-gram (1.8-ounce) portion of processed meat eaten daily increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 18 percent, the agency estimated - RTRS.A 50-gram portion would be the equivalent of eating one hot dog or two slices of bacon. Americans eat about 21.7 grams of processed pork per day, according to a 2011 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey - RTRS.Red meat was classified as probably carcinogenic in IARC's group 2A list, joining glyphosate, the active ingredient in many weedkillers.The IARC examined some 800 studies during a meeting of 22 health experts earlier this month.The Canadian Meat Council, which represents meat packers such as Maple Leaf Foods and the Candian-based units of Cargill Ltd. and JBS SA, rejected the findings as simplistic, while trade group North American Meat Institute said the IARC report "defies common sense." - RTRS.  Full Article


Brazil Supreme Court denies request to release JBS brothers

SAO PAULO Brazil Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes on Friday denied a request to release from jail Joesley and Wesley Batista, the brothers who control the world's largest meatpacker JBS SA.