Sanderson Farms, Inc. Names Tim Rigney as Controller and Corporate Secretary

  Sanderson Farms, Inc.Names Tim Rigney as Controller and Corporate Secretary

Business Wire

LAUREL, Miss. -- October 25, 2012

Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) today announced that its Board of
Directors has named Tim Rigney as Controller and Corporate Secretary of the
Company, effective November 1, 2012. He will succeed James A. Grimes, who has
announced his retirement from Sanderson Farms effective October 31, 2012.

With this appointment, Rigney, age 48, will perform the functions of the
principal accounting officer for Sanderson Farms. He has served as the
Company’s Corporate Accounting Manager since 2004 and has been employed by
Sanderson Farms in various financial capacities since 1990. Rigney is a
graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi and is a certified public

Commenting on the announcement, Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman, president and
chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc., said, "We are pleased to
recognize the contributions that Tim Rigney has made to Sanderson Farms. He
brings the right combination of financial expertise and business experience to
this position. We look forward to his expanded role with our management team.”

Sanderson added, "In his thirty-three years of dedicated service, Jimmy Grimes
has played an important role in the growth and development of Sanderson Farms.
He joined the Company in 1979 as an internal auditor and was promoted to
Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in 1985. We are very
grateful for his many contributions to our success and we wish him all the
best in his retirement."

Sanderson Farms, Inc. is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and
distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. Its
shares trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SAFM.



Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Mike Cockrell, 601-649-4030
Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer
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