Deutsche Bank Appointed Depositary Bank for the
American Depositary Receipt Program of Marfrig
September 07, 2010 11:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as depositary
bank for the sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Marfrig Alimentos S.A. (Marfrig).
Marfrig is a food company engaged in the processing and distribution of processed, prepared and fresh beef, pork,
poultry and lamb products to clients in Brazil and 100 other countries, as well as in the distribution of other food
products, including frozen pre-cooked potatoes, vegetables, cold cuts and sausages, fish, ready-to-eat meals and
pastas. Marfrig’s diversified and flexible operational base includes 97 plants and offices in South America, North
America, Asia, Africa and Europe and it is considered one of the most globalized and diversified companies in
Brazil’s food industry focused on retail and food services. Recently, Marfrig announced the acquisition of Keystone
Foods, an American company in the food services industry. Marfrig expects this acquisition to improve its global
platform for the manufacturing and distribution of food products.*
Marfrig’s ADRs will trade OTC under the symbol MRRTY. The company’s ordinary shares are listed on the São
Paulo Stock Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA) under the symbol MRFG3. Each ADR represents one ordinary share.
“We are very glad to launch this Level I ADR Program, which adds an increased liquidity potential for the Marfrig
shares,” said Ricardo Florence, Chief Planning and Investor Relations Officer at Marfrig Alimentos S.A.
Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services (GES) at Deutsche Bank, said, “We are very pleased to
welcome Marfrig as a Deutsche Bank depositary receipts client. Our expanding base of Brazilian clients illustrates
the commitment we have to this market and we look forward to providing Marfrig and its investors the highest level