KANSAS CITY — National Beef, Inc. has announced it intends to make an initial public offering of shares of Class A common stock.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities L.L.C. will be the joint book-running managers of the offering, and the number of shares to be offered and the price range have yet to be determined. National Beef intends to have the common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "NBP."