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Covington Advises UBS on VeraSun’s Acquisition of US BioEnergy

November 29, 2007

NEW YORK, NY, November 29, 2007 — US BioEnergy Corp. and VeraSun Energy Corp. announced today they will combine in an all-stock deal. Under the agreement, 0.81 shares of VeraSun stock will be issued for each outstanding share of US BioEnergy, and the combined company is projected to have a market capitalization of approximately $1.5 billion. Covington & Burling LLP advised UBS Investment Bank, financial advisor to US BioEnergy, on the transaction.

VeraSun is a leading producer of renewable fuel. US BioEnergy is a producer and marketer of ethanol and distillers grains. UBS provides investment banking and securities, wealth management, asset management, and retail and corporate banking services worldwide.

The Covington team was led by corporate partner J. D. Weinberg and included associates Andrew Ment and Maia Ridberg*. All are resident in the firm’s New York office.

*Not yet admitted to practice.

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