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Smithfield Packing selects John Galt Software for forecast and plan production

Chicago, IL — March 27, 2007 — Smithfield Packing has selected John Galt Solutions for forecast and plan production within Smithfield Packing's packaged meats division.

Smithfield Packing is a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor and hog producer, with revenues exceeding $11 billion in 2006.

John Galt provides a professionally designed forecasting system that bridges the gap between sales and production planning. With John Galt, Smithfield Packing is building a user-friendly link for sales to communicate with production planning and to do so in one common framework.

"We selected John Galt Solutions because it was flexible enough to meet the complex requirements of forecasting and planning associated within the protein industry. The above, coupled with minimum installation time and dedicated service support, made this an easy decision process," said Stuart Yowell, director of Demand Planning at Smithfield Packing.

John Galt Solutions CEO Anne Marie Omrod added: "We're very proud that industry leader Smithfield Packing has selected our software for such a business-critical application. This is more evidence of the outstanding capabilities of our software as a solution for essential business operations."