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2200 Don Tyson Parkway

Springdale, AR 72762

United States

Phone: 479-290-4000

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Tyson Foods, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food company with major brands, such as Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Sara Lee, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, and State Fair. The company provides chicken, beef and pork, as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company operates a vertically integrated chicken production process. The company’s integrated operations consist of breeding stock, contract growers, feed production, processing, further-processing, marketing and transportation of chicken and related allied products, including animal and pet food ingredients. Through the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Cobb-Vantress, Inc. (Cobb), the company is a major poultry breeding stock supplier worldwide. The company also processes live fed cattle and hogs, and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, case ready beef and pork and fully-cooked meats. In addition, the company derives value from allied products, such as hides and variety meats sold to further processors and others. The company produces a range of fresh, value-added, frozen and refrigerated food products. The company’s products are marketed and sold primarily by its sales staff to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, live markets, international export companies and domestic distributors who serve restaurants, foodservice operations, such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals and other vendors. Additionally, sales to the military and a portion of sales to international markets are made through independent brokers and trading companies. Segments The company’s operations are conducted in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. Chicken This segment includes the company’s domestic operations related to raising and processing live chickens into fresh, frozen and value-added chicken products, as well as sales from allied products. Products are marketed domestically to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains and noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military and other food processors, as well as to international export markets. This segment also includes logistics operations to move products through the company’s domestic supply chain and the global operations of the company’s chicken breeding stock subsidiary. Beef This segment includes the company’s operations related to processing live fed cattle and fabricating dressed beef carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts and case-ready products. Products are marketed domestically to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains and noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military and other food processors, as well as to international export markets. This segment also includes sales from allied products, such as hides and variety meats, as well as logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. Pork This segment includes the company’s operations related to processing live market hogs and fabricating pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal cuts and case-ready products. Products are marketed domestically to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains, and noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military and other food processors, as well as to international export markets. This segment also includes the company’s live swine group, related allied product processing activities and logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. Prepared Foods This segment includes the company’s operations related to manufacturing and marketing frozen and refrigerated food products and logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. In 2014, the company completed the

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