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JBS informs its shareholders and the market in general that, this Monday (September 18), the president of the company, José Batista Sobrinho, today announced two new appointments.

1. The creation of the role of Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the appointment of Gilberto Tomazoni to that position. Mr. Tomazoni has been with the company since 2013, having held positions as president of the poultry division, president of Seara and global president of operations. He has more than 30 years in senior positions in the food industry and is chairman of the Board of Directors of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation;

2. The appointment of Wesley Batista Filho to the position of president of JBS operations in South America, reporting to Gilberto Tomazoni. Batista Filho was most recently president of JBS USA’s beef division, having held senior leadership positions at JBS in five countries since 2010. He was elected as a statutory director at the board meeting held on September 16, 2017.

In addition, José Batista Sobrinho confirmed that André Nogueira will continue in his role as president of JBS USA, a position he has held since 2012. The role includes responsibility for all operations in North America and Australia. Mr.Nogueira will report to the COO.

“The creation of the COO position, and the new management structure, will enable the delivery of increasingly robust results,” said José Batista Sobrinho. “They are experienced executives with all the qualifications needed to keep JBS focused on continued success.”


About JBS

JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 235,000 employees in over 20 countries. The company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, such , as Doriana, Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 300,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best corporate governance and sustainability practices throughout its value chain and its operational management focuses on guaranteeing high food quality and safety and animal welfare.



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