May 9, 2011

Smithfield Foods to Present at BMO Capital Markets 2011 Farm to Market Conference

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- C. Larry Pope, president and chief executive officer, and Robert W. Manly, executive vice president and chief financial officer, of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD), will make a presentation at the BMO Capital Markets 2011 Farm to Market Conference at 3:30 PM ET on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in New York, New York. The presentation will be webcast at http://investors.smithfieldfoods.com/events.cfm and will be archived at this location.

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, with revenues exceeding $11 billion in fiscal 2010. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. From national brands and regional powerhouses in the United States to some of the best-known European brands, Smithfield Foods products are prized by retail, foodservice, and deli customers alike. For more information, please visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

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CONTACT:  Keira Lombardo

          Smithfield Foods, Inc.

          (757) 365-3050

          keiralombardo@smithfieldfoods.com


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