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11/18/20131Mergent, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc.
General Company Information
Address
2200 Don Tyson Parkway Springdale, AR 72762-6999 United States Phone: 479 290-4000 Fax: 479 290-7984
Country
United States
Ticker
TSN
Date of Incorporation
October 1947 , AR, United States
Number of Employees
115,000 (Approximate Full-Time as of 09/29/2012)
Number of Shareholders
27,000 (approx. class A common), 9,000 (class B common) (as of 10/27/2012)
Company Website
www.tyson.com
Annual Meeting Date
In February
Mergent Dividend Achiever
No
Closing Price
 As of 11/15/2013 : 28.77
 
Tyson Foods, Inc.11/18/20132Mergent, Inc.
Business Description
Industry
Food
NAICS
Primary NAICS:311615-Poultry ProcessingSecondary NAICS:112210-Hog and Pig Farming112111-Beef Cattle Ranching and Farming
SIC
Primary SIC:2015-Poultry slaughtering and processingSecondary SIC:0213-Hogs0212-Beef cattle, except feedlots
Business Description
Tyson Foods produces, distributes and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. Co. operates an integrated poultry production process, consisting 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. Co.'s products are marketed and sold primarily to grocery retailers, grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, industrial food processing companies, chain restaurants or their distributors, international export companies and domestic distributors who serve restaurants, foodservice operations such as plant and school cafeterias, convenience stores, hospitals and other vendors. Co.'s operations are conducted in four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods.Co.'s chicken operations include breeding and raising chickens, as well as processing live chickens into chicken products and logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. This segment also includes allied products and Co.'s chicken breeding stock subsidiary.Co.'s beef operations include processing live fed cattle and fabricating dressed beef carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts and case-ready products. This segment also includes allied products such as hides and variety meats, as well as logistics operations to move products through the supply chain.Co.'s pork operations include processing live market hogs and fabricating pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal cuts and case-ready products. This segment also includes Co.'s live swine group, related allied product processing activities and logistics operations to move products through the supply chain.Co.'s prepared foods operations include manufacturing and marketing frozen and refrigerated food products and logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. Products include pepperoni, bacon, beef and pork pizza toppings, pizza crusts, flour and corn tortilla products, appetizers, prepared meals, ethnic foods, soups, sauces, side dishes, meat dishes and processed meats.In addition, Co. has a 50/50 joint venture with Syntroleum Corporation, called Dynamic Fuels LLC, which produces renewable synthetic fuels.
 
Tyson Foods, Inc.11/18/20133Mergent, Inc.
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Business Summary
Tyson Foods produces, distributes and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products. Co. operates an integrated poultry production process, consisting 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. Co. also processes live fed cattle and hogs and fabricate dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, case ready beef and pork and fully-cooked meats. In addition, Co. provides allied products such as hides and variety meats, as well as a range of frozen and refrigerated food products.
Executives
Top 5 Executives
OfficersJohn Tyson
Title:Chairman
Compensation History
YearValues in USD201220112010
Salary500,000500,000300,000BonusN/A1,582,500600,000Other Annual Compensation/FeesN/AN/AN/AStock AwardsN/AN/AN/AOption AwardsN/AN/AN/ANon-Equity Incentive Plan1,348,200N/AN/ACompensationChange in Pension Value &928,699N/AN/ANon-Qualified Deferred Comp. EarniAll Other Compensation1,440,5351,251,968847,626Total Compensation4,217,4343,334,4681,747,626
Summary Biography
John Tyson, has served as Tyson Foods Inc.'s (the company) member of the Board since 1984, has served as Chairman since 1998, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until 2006. Mr. Tyson was first elected an executive officer in 1989. Mr. Tyson has devoted his professional career to the Company and brings extensive understanding of the Company, its operations and the protein and food processing industries to the Board. Through his leadership experience gained as a recent Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Tyson provides the Board with critical insight into the Company?s business. In addition, Mr. Tyson, through his association with the TLP, has a substantial personal interest in the Company. .
Donald J. Smith
Title:President
Compensation History
YearValues in USD201220112010

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