National Hog Farmer

Albert Paszek Joins the Norsvin USA Team

Rochester, Minnesota

June 1, 2010

Dr. Albert Paszek joins the Norsvin organization as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Norsvin USA effective June 1st.

Paszek’s experience and knowledge in business and genetics complements the strengths of the current Norsvin team and supports the company’s commitment to value creation and capture by customers of Norsvin swine genetics.

Paszek has managed genetic research and business development at DEKALB Swine Breeders and Cargill, Inc., was a teacher and researcher at the University of Minnesota and recently managed broiler biotech R&D team at Cobb-Vantress, Inc.

Paszek has served on the Norsvin USA Board of Directors since the company was established in 2002.

Norsvin provides highly efficient and productive swine genetic lines to pork systems and pig producers in Europe and North America. Norsvin’s high-tech genetic selection system includes nucleus herds located in Europe and North America and employs the latest genetic selection technologies including routine feed efficiency testing and phenotypic data capture via computer tomography (CT) scans of live purebred boars to maximize rates of genetic improvement.

Paszek will focus on Norsvin interactions with pork and pig production systems in North America to maximize transfer of genetic improvement to commercial pig producers and integrated pork systems.

Norsvin USA is a fast growing swine genetic company headquartered in Rochester, Minnesota, providing genetic and technology solutions to the pork industry in North America.

Contact: Albert Paszek