Attention Investors in Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) : Investigation over Potential Wrongdoing in Buyout

An investigation on behalf of investors of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) in connection with the proposed takeover was announced and NYSE:SFD stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

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San Diego, CA -- (SBWire) -- 06/03/2013 --An investigation on behalf of investors in Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) shares was announced concerning whether the offer by Shuanghui International Holdings Limited to acquire Smithfield Foods, Inc. for $34.00 per NYSE:SFD share and the takeover process are unfair to investors in Smithfield Foods shares.

Investors who purchased shares of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) prior to May 29, 2013, and currently hold any of those NYSE:SFD shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The investigation by a law firm concerns whether certain officers and directors of Smithfield Foods, Inc. breached their fiduciary duties owed to NYSE:SFD investors in connection with the proposed acquisition.

On May 29, 2013, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Shuanghui International Holdings Limited announced that they have entered into a merger agreement that values Smithfield Foods, Inc at approximately US$7.1 billion, including the assumption of Smithfield's net debt. Under the terms of the agreement Shuanghui International Holdings Limited will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Smithfield Foods, Inc. for US$34.00 per share in cash.

However, given that at least one analyst has set the high target price for NYSE:SFD shares at $48.00 per share, the investigation a law firm concerns whether the offer is too low for NYSE:SFD stockholders. More specifically, the investigation focuses on whether the Smithfield Foods Board of Directors undertook an adequate sales process, adequately shopped the company before entering into the transaction, maximized shareholder value by negotiating the best price, and acted in the shareholders' best interests in connection with the proposed sale.

Smithfield Foods, Inc. reported that its Total Revenue rose from over $11.2 billion for the 52 weeks period that ended on May 2, 2010 to over $13.09 billion for the 52 weeks period that ended on April 29, 2012 and that its Net Loss of $101.40 million for the 52 weeks period that ended on May 2, 2010 turned into a Net Income of $361.30 million for the 52 weeks period that ended on April 29, 2012.

Shares of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD) grew from $5.93 per share in March 2009 to as high as $26.85 per share in March 2013.

On May 29, 2013, NYSE:SFD shares closed at $33.35 per share.

Those who are current investors in Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD), have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Joelle Day
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739
mail@shareholdersfoundation.com

Media Relations Contact

Joelle Day
Media and Client Relations Manager
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
858-779-1554
http://www.ShareholdersFoundation.com

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