BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Oct. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) today announced that it was reaffirming its full-year 2012 earnings guidance of between $3.18 and $3.30 per share. During the third quarter of 2012, good performance from the Pringles business and changes in the estimates for certain non-operating items allowed the company to offset substantially all of the costs related to the recent, limited recall of certain packages of Mini-Wheats cereal. These costs will also be recognized in the third quarter and are expected to total between $20 million and $30 million.
About Kellogg Company
Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) is the world's leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the May 2012 acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world's second largest savory snacks company. In addition, Kellogg is a leading producer of frozen foods. Every day, our well-loved brands - produced in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries - nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2011 sales of more than $13 billion, these brands include Cheez-It®, Coco Pops®, Corn Flakes®, Eggo®, Frosted Flakes®, Kashi®, Keebler®, Kellogg's®, Mini-Wheats®, Pop-Tarts®, Pringles®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, and many more. To learn more about Kellogg Company, including our corporate responsibility initiatives and rich heritage, please visit www.kelloggcompany.com.
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