Smithfield Foods to File Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q on December 6 and Host Conference Call December 23

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SMITHFIELD, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced today that the company intends to file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended October 27, 2013 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, December 6, 2013. A copy of the Quarterly Report can be obtained on the company's website at http://investors.smithfieldfoods.com/sec.cfm.

The company will host a live conference call and audio webcast on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM ET to discuss the results. Participants can access the call by dialing (800) 230-1059 (United States callers) or (612) 234-9959 (international callers). The call will be webcast at http://investors.smithfieldfoods.com/events.cfm and will be archived at this location. A telephone replay will be available at (800) 475-6701 and will be archived for two weeks. The replay access code is 311696.

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $13 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, Gwaltney®, John Morrell®, Kretschmar®, Curly's®, Carando®, Margherita®, and Healthy Ones®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental, and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com and www.smithfieldcommitments.com.

Keira Lombardo
Smithfield Foods, Inc.
(757) 365-3050