Tyson Foods Among "Most Admired Companies"

SPRINGDALE, Ark., Feb. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second consecutive year, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) has been named among "America's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune magazine.

Fortune describes the annual "Most Admired" list as "the definitive report card on corporate reputations." To determine the rankings, the publication commissions a survey of executives, analysts and directors seeking opinions in nine categories of business strength.

Tyson Foods ranks fourth in the food production category in this year's listing, two spots higher than a year ago. The company scored its highest marks for innovation, people management, quality of management and its long term investment value.

"We're proud of our company and believe it's built for growth, especially after our last year's acquisition of The Hillshire Brands Company and the addition of such leading brands as Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park® and Sara Lee®," said Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith. "This recognition is truly deserved by our Team Members who work hard every day to make sure we make affordable, great tasting food available for our customers to sell to families around the world."

Tyson Foods recently reported record sales and adjusted operating income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, its first full quarter since completion of the Hillshire Brands acquisition.

About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods that include leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee® frozen bakery, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. Tyson Foods provides a wide variety of protein-based and prepared foods products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, supplying customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 124,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.

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