Kellogg Company Honored as One of "40 Best Companies for Diversity" in 2012 by Black Enterprise Magazine

Kellogg Company Honored as One of "40 Best Companies for Diversity" in 2012 by
                          Black Enterprise Magazine

PR Newswire

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 11, 2012

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Kellogg Company has once
again been named one of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" in 2012 by Black
Enterprise magazine. The recognition reflects the company's ongoing commitment
to diversity and inclusion and marks the sixth time Kellogg has been named to
the list.

"At Kellogg, we make a point to emphasize inclusion along with diversity,"
said President and Chief Executive Officer John Bryant. "Promoting diversity
helps us to be more in tune with the diverse needs of our consumers.
Emphasizing inclusion creates an environment where all feel welcomed and
valued – and that's important not only at Kellogg, but in the communities
where we live and work as well."

Featured in the publication's July issue, this year's Black Enterprise
editorial accompanying its "40 Best Companies" list spotlights supplier
diversity initiatives. Kellogg recently announced its 13th consecutive year of
growth in its U.S. supplier diversity program, surpassing the $350 million
mark, and has experienced a nearly 6-fold increase in spending in the last 10
years. The program also helps to support local communities by working with
more than 200 companies owned by women, people of color and veterans with

"We're working to build a stronger Kellogg by fostering an inclusive culture
that leverages diversity as a competitive advantage," said Mark King, chief
diversity officer for Kellogg Company. "Along with our supplier diversity
initiatives, we've also made significant strides in reaching that objective by
embedding diversity and inclusion throughout all levels of our organization.
We're honored to be recognized by Black Enterprise once again for these

Black Enterprise first published its "Top 40" list in 2005. Companies named to
the list are evaluated on a variety of diversity indicators and whether those
elements extend throughout the company. More information may be found at

About Kellogg Company
Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter,
Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world's leading producer of cereal, second
largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the May 2012
acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world's second largest
savory snacks company. In addition, Kellogg is a leading producer of frozen
foods. Every day, our well-loved brands - produced in 18 countries and
marketed in more than 180 countries - nourish families so they can flourish
and thrive. With 2011 sales of more than $13 billion, these brands include
Cheez-It®, Coco Pops®, Corn Flakes®, Eggo®, Frosted Flakes®, Kashi®, Keebler®,
Kellogg's®, Mini-Wheats®, Pop-Tarts®, Pringles®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®,
and many more. To learn more about Kellogg Company, including our corporate
responsibility initiatives and rich heritage, please visit

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