Eusébio-CE, January 4, 2017 – Pursuant to CVM Instruction 358, of January 3, 2002, as amended, M. DIAS BRANCO S.A. INDÚSTRIA E COMÉRCIO DE ALIMENTOS (“Company”) hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that, in accordance with CVM Instruction 384, of March 17, 2003, (“CVM Instruction 384”), it has hired BTG PACTUAL CORRETORA DE TÍTULOS E VALORES MOBILIÁRIOS S.A., headquartered at Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, n.º 3.477, 14º andar-parte, in the city and state of São Paulo, inscribed in the register of corporate taxpayers (CNPJ/MF) under number 43.815.158/0001-22, to act as a market maker for its [common ON] shares traded under the ticker MDIA3 on the BM&FBOVESPA – Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange (“Market Maker”) for a period of twelve (12) months, automatically renewed for equal periods unless any of the parties expressly states otherwise, with the purpose of increasing the liquidity of these shares. The Company also declares that twenty-eight million, three hundred and fifty-five thousand, one hundred and ninety-seven (28,355,197) common shares issued by the Company are outstanding in the market and that it has not entered into any agreement governing voting rights or the purchase and sale of securities issued by the Company with the Market Maker.

The Market Maker will begin its activities on January 5, 2017.

Geraldo Luciano Mattos Júnior
Vice-President of Investments and Controllership
Investor Relations Officer