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                                                          (PILGRIM'S PRIDE LOGO)

June 9, 2003

A message to all ConAgra Poultry chicken division employees and their families:

We're pleased to tell you that today Pilgrim's Pride announced the acquisition
of ConAgra's chicken division. We are very excited to welcome you to our team of
world-class partners - which is what we call our employees - and look forward to
working together with you to achieve the many benefits our combination will
create. After the transaction is completed, Pilgrim's Pride will have annual net
sales of approximately $5 billion and approximately 40,000 partners throughout
the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. We will be a leading supplier of
prepared chicken products and the second-largest company in the U.S. chicken

Currently, Pilgrim's Pride Corporation is the second-largest poultry producer in
the United States - the third-largest in chicken and fifth-largest in turkey -
and the second-largest chicken company in Mexico. We employ more than 24,500
partners and have operations in Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Mexico. Our sales are primarily to
foodservice, retail and frozen entree customers. Our consumer products are
marketed under the well-known Pilgrim's Pride brand name.

We believe that with ConAgra's specialty prepared chicken products, strong
brands, well-established distributor relationships and Southeastern processing
facilities, we will be able to provide customers at every point on the
distribution chain with the broadest range of quality value-added chicken
products and services available in the market today.

ConAgra's facilities allow us to expand our reach across the Southeastern U.S.,
which complements our Central US and Mid-Atlantic regional operations. As a
result, Pilgrim's Pride will be able to provide fresh chicken products to
supermarkets and other retail customers throughout the Southeastern U.S. As the
largest distributor of chicken products in Puerto Rico, ConAgra will also
provide Pilgrim's Pride with a solid foothold in a profitable market.

We want to assure you that Pilgrim's Pride does not anticipate any significant
workforce reductions. We also intend to honor all collective bargaining
agreements. That being said, we do anticipate some consolidation of select
administrative functions and operations as we go forward. We're forming
transition teams, focusing on all facets of our operations, with representatives
from both companies, to help ensure the successful integration of our
businesses. We will keep you informed as plans progress.

We're looking forward to working with you and hope that you share our enthusiasm
about our bright prospects for the future.



O.B. Goolsby
President and Chief Operating Officer

IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: Investors and security holders are urged to read
the proxy statement regarding the proposed transaction when it becomes available
because it will contain important information. The proxy statement will be filed
with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement when it
becomes available, and other documents filed with the SEC by Pilgrim's Pride
Corporation, at the SEC's web site at The proxy statement, and
other related documents filed with the SEC by Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, may
also be obtained for free by directing a request to Pilgrim's Pride Corporation
at 110 South Texas, Pittsburg, Texas, 75686. Investors may obtain a detailed
list of names, affiliations and interests of participants in the solicitation of
proxies of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation stockholders to approve the transaction
at the following address: 110 South Texas, Pittsburg, Texas, 75686.

                                                          (PILGRIM'S PRIDE LOGO)

9 de junio 2003

Un mensaje a todos los empleados de ConAgra de la division de Aves y sus

Nos da mucho gusto decirles que hoy Pilgrim's Pride anuncio la adquisicion de la
division de pollo de ConAgra. Con mucha emocion les damos a todos ustedes la
bienvenida a nuestro equipo de Socios de clase mundial--esto es lo que les
llamamos a nuestros empleados---y anticipamos trabajar con ustedes para lograr
de todos los beneficios que creara esta combinacion. Despues de que se termine
esta transaccion, Pilgrim's Pride tendra ventas anuales netas de aproximadamente
$5 billones y aproximadamente 40,000 Socios por los Estados Unidos, Mexico, y
Puerto Rico. Nosotros seremos proveedores principales de productos de pollo
preparados y la segunda mas grande compania de la produccion de pollo en los
Estados Unidos.

Actualmente, la Corporacion de Pilgrim's Pride es la segunda mas grande
productor de pollo en los Estados Unidos--la tercer mas grande en pollo y la
quinta mas grande en pavo---y la segunda mas grande compania de pollo en Mexico.
Empleamos mas de 24,500 Socios y tenemos operaciones en Texas, Arkansas,
Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia y Mexico.
Nuestras ventas son principalmente a empresas de servicio de comidas, minoristas
y clientes de comidas congeladas. Nuestros productos de cliente se venden bajo
la marca muy bien conocida de Pilgrim's Pride.

Creemos que los productos especiales de pollo preparado, marcas fuertes,
relaciones de distribuidor bien establecidas, y facilidades de proceso en el
sudeste, podremos proveer clientes en cada punto de la cadena de distribucion
con una variedad extenso de productos de pollo de valor anadido de calidad y
servicios disponibles en el mercado hoy.

Las facilidades de ConAgra nos permite extendernos a traves del sudeste de los
Estados Unidos, lo cual complementa nuestras operaciones regionales del centro y
este partes de los Estados Unidos. Resultara en Pilgrim's Pride poder proveer
productos de pollo fresco a los supermercados y a otros clientes minoristas por
el sudeste de los Estados Unidos. Como el distribuidor mas grande de productos
de pollo en Puerto Rico, ConAgra tambien proveera Pilgrim's Pride con una
posicion solida en un mercado rentable.

Les queremos asegurar que Pilgrim's Pride no anticipa ningunas reducciones de
trabajos significantes. Tambien tenemos todas intenciones de honrar nuestros
contratos de negociaciones colectivas. Con esto ya dicho, si anticipamos alguna
consolidacion de funciones administrativas y operacionales selectos mas
adelante. Estamos formando equipos de transicion enfocando en todas areas de
nuestras operaciones con miembros de las dos empresas para ayudarnos asegurar la
integracion exitosa de nuestras empresas. Nosotros les comunicaremos del
progreso de los planes.

Anticipamos trabajar con ustedes y esperamos que ustedes tambien comparten con
nuestro mismo entusiasmo tocante nuestras perspectivas brillantes para el



O.B. Goolsby
Presidente y Ejecutivo de Operaciones

INFORMACION LEGAL IMPORTANTE: Inversionistas y poseedores de seguridades se
urgen leer la declaracion de poder tocante la transaccion sugerida cuando este
disponible porque contendra informacion importante. La declaracion de poder se
archivara con el U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission por Pilgrim's Pride y
poseedores de seguridades podran obtener una copia de la declaracion de poder
gratis cuando se haga disponible, y otros documentos archivados con el SEC por
la Corporacion de Pilgrim's Pride, en el sitio del web del SEC La
declaracion de poder o otros documentos relacionados archivados con el SEC por
la Corporacion de Pilgrim's Pride tambien se podran obtener gratis por dirigir
su pedido con la Corporacion de Pilgrim's Pride en 110 South Texas, Pittsburg,
Texas, 75686. Inversionistas pueden obtener una lista de nombres detalladas,
afiliaciones y intereses de participantes en la solicitacion de poderes de las
accionistas de la Corporacion de Pilgrim's Pride para aprobar la transaccion a
la siguiente direccion: 110 South Texas Street, Pittsburg, Texas 75686.