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Tyson Foods Announces the Resignation of Kathleen M. Bader From Its Board of Directors

SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), today announced that Kathleen M. Bader has resigned from her position as a member of the board of directors, effectively immediately.

John H. Tyson, Chairman of the Board stated, "Our board of directors and the company have benefited from Kathleen's talent, experience and other contributions since joining our board in 2011. We appreciate her contributions and wish her well in the future."

Ms. Bader stated, "It is with regret that I find myself unable to commit the time needed to serve on the Tyson board, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my years on the board and look forward to seeing Tyson's success in the future."

The company's board will begin a search for Ms. Bader's successor immediately.

About Tyson Foods, Inc.

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. At September 27, 2014, it had 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.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Gary Mickelson, 479-290-6111, gary.mickelson@tyson.com

Source:Tyson Foods, Inc.