ABIEC - the Brazilian Meat Exporters Association
ABIPECS: the Brazilian Pork Producers and Exporters Association
ABEF: Brazilian Poultry and Exporters Association
Batávia: In 2006, BRF acquired 51% of Batávia S/A Alimentos.
BOVESPA: São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de São Paulo).
Company or BRF: Refers to BRF-Brasil Foods S.A.
BR GAAP: Accounting practices adopted in Brazil, or Brazilian GAAP or Brazilian Corporation Law.
CBLC: The Brazilian Settlement and Custodial Company (Companhia Brasileira de Liquidação e Custódia).
CVM: The Brazilian Securities Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários).
EBITDA: EBITDA means income before net financial expenses, income and social contribution taxes, depreciation and amortization, and non-operating results. EBITDA is not Brazilian or the U.S. GAAP measurement, does not represent cash flows for the periods presented and should not be considered alternatives to net income as an indicator of Perdigão´s operating performance or as an alternative to cash flows as an indicator of liquidity.
Perdigão Agroindustrial: In 2009, through an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting, Brasil Foods S.A. merged Perdigão Agroindustrial S.A.
Regulation S: Rule promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, related to institutional and other investors outside the United States and Brazil that are not U.S. persons.
Rule 144A: Rule promulgated under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, related to qualified institutional buyers of the United States.
SEC: Securities and Exchange Commission.
SKU - Stock Keeping Units
US GAAP: Accounting practices adopted in the USA.
USDA: U.S. Department of Agriculture.