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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,        

                                 Plaintiff,

                  v.

SMITHFIELD FOODS, INC.,

                                 Defendant.


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Civil Action No.:03-CV-00434 (HHK)



NOTICE OF DEPOSITION


To:    Smithfield Foods, Inc.
C/o Thomas G. Slater, Jr., Esq.
Hunton & Williams, LLP
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia
23219-4074

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30 and Fed. R. Civ. P. 45, by agreement of counsel, Plaintiff will take the depositions upon oral examination of the persons listed below at 500 East Main Street, Suite 1000, Norfolk, VA 23510 (unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties), commencing at the times and on the dates indicated. All depositions will be taken before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths and shall be recorded by sound or stenographic means. If necessary, the depositions shall continue from day to day until completed.

Deponent Date Time
Daniel G. Stevens
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Smithfield Foods, Inc
200 Commerce Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

July 2, 2003 9:30 a.m.
C. Larry Pope
President and Chief Operating Officer
Smithfield Foods, Inc
200 Commerce Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

July 3, 2003 9:30 a.m.
Lewis R. Little
President, The Smithfield Packing Co.
501 North Church Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
July 9, 2003 9:30 a.m.





    Respectfully submitted,
     COUNSEL FOR
PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES

By_______________"/s/"________________
Nina B. Hale
Department of Justice,
Antitrust Division
325 7th Street, N.W. Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20530
Tel: (202) 307-0892
Fax: (202) 616-2441



Dated: June 6, 2003


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

The undersigned hereby certifies that a copy of the foregoing Notice of Deposition, noticing the depositions of Daniel G. Stevens, C. Larry Pope, and Lewis R. Little, was sent via first-class mail, postage prepaid, and facsimile to the individuals listed below on this 6th day of June, 2003:

Thomas G. Slater, Jr., Esq.
Hunton & Williams
951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-4074

and

Thomas M. Hughes, Esq.
Hunton & William
1900 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006




   

_______________"/s/"________________
Caroline Laise
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division