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July 03, 2015 7:03 AM ET

Food Products

Company Overview of The Hillshire Brands Company

Company Overview

As of August 28, 2014, The Hillshire Brands Company was acquired by Tyson Foods, Inc. The Hillshire Brands Company manufactures and markets convenient food products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Retail and Foodservice/Other. It provides various packaged meat products, including hot dogs and corn dogs, breakfast sausages, breakfast sandwiches and bowls, dinner sausages, gourmet artisanal sausages, salami, jerky, premium deli and luncheon meats, and cooked hams; and frozen baked products and specialty items, including pies, cakes, and cheesecakes, as well as is involved in the commodity pork and turkey businesses. The company sells its products under the brand names of Jimmy...

400 South Jefferson Street

Chicago, IL 60607

United States

Founded in 1939

9,000 Employees



Key Executives for The Hillshire Brands Company

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The Hillshire Brands Company Key Developments

The Hillshire Brands Company Announces Management Changes

On July 1, 2014, Hillshire Brands entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Tyson Foods Inc. In connection with the Merger, as of the effective time of the Merger and pursuant to the Articles of Merger, the members of Hillshire Brands' Board of Directors immediately prior to such time resigned as directors of Hillshire Brands, and David L. Van Bebber (Age 58) and Dennis Leatherby (Age 54) were appointed as the new directors of Hillshire Brands. Also in connection with the Merger, following the effective time of the Merger, Sean M. Connolly (Age 49), President and Chief Executive Officer, Maria Henry (Age 48), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Kent B. Magill (Age 61), Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ceased performing the duties and responsibilities of their respective positions for Hillshire Brands. Such persons' last day of employment with Hillshire Brands will be September 30, 2014. Following the effective time of the Merger, the following Hillshire Brands executive officers were appointed by the Hillshire Brands Board of Directors: Donnie Smith (Age 54), President and Chief Executive Officer; Dennis Leatherby (Age 54), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; David L. Van Bebber (Age 58), Executive Vice President and General Counsel; R. Read Hudson (Age 56), Vice President and Secretary; and Nathan A. Hodne (Age 48), Vice President and Assistant Secretary.

The Hillshire Brands Company(NYSE:HSH) dropped from Russell 1000 Index

The Hillshire Brands Company will be removed from the Russell 1000 Index.

The Hillshire Brands Company(NYSE:HSH) dropped from Russell 3000 Index

The Hillshire Brands Company will be removed from the Russell 3000 Index.

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