KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Premium Standard Farms, Inc. has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed secondary offering of 6 million shares of its common stock.

All of the shares will be sold by existing shareholders, including ContiGroup Companies, Inc. The underwriters of the proposed offering are expected to be granted an option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock from selling shareholders to cover over-allotments, if any.

The Company will not sell any shares nor receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling shareholders in this offering.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated will act as lead manager in the offering. When available, a copy of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014.

Premium Standard shares closed Monday at $17.53.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

PSF is the nation's second largest pork producer and sixth largest pork processor, with farms and processing facilities in Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas.

SOURCE: Premium Standard Farms Inc. via PR Newswire.