SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): July 31, 2013
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On July 31, 2103, Dr. Donald Jackson decided to retire as a Director of Pilgrims Pride Corporation (the Company). Dr. Jackson had been nominated to serve as director by JBS (a JBS Director). Dr. Jackson, who had recently retired from serving as Chief Executive Officer of JBS USA Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of JBS S.A. and the Companys majority stockholder, indicated he is continuing his retirement plans.
The JBS Nominating Committee nominated and elected Gilberto Tomazoni, President of JBS S.A.'s global poultry business, as a JBS Director of the Company to replace Dr. Jackson. Mr. Tomazoni has over 27 years of industry experience. Mr. Wesley Batista stepped down as Chairman of the Board but will remain a JBS Director, with Mr. Tomazoni elected to serve as his replacement. Mr. Batista will continue to serve as a JBS Director of the Company.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PILGRIM'S PRIDE CORPORATION|
|Date:||August 2, 2013||By:||/s/ Fabio Sandri|
|Chief Financial Officer|