Fiscal Year 2012 Facts Tyson Foods, Inc., with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef, and pork; the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500; and a member of the S&P 500.

The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves.

Our History, Operations, and More Information
Find more in the Tyson Foods’ Fiscal 2012 Fact Book, which is available through our Investor Relations website.

Our Major Shareholders
Learn more in our proxy statement available through our Investor Relations website.

Our Financial Performance
We invite you to review our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K available through our Investor Relations website.

Tyson Foods (TSN) is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Originally incorporated in Arkansas as Tyson Feed and Hatchery in 1947, the company’s name was changed to Tyson’s Foods, Inc., in 1963 along with its first public offering of common stock. The company’s name changed to the current Tyson Foods, Inc., in 1972. The company reincorporated in the state of Delaware in 1986, and two classes of stock, Class A and Class B, were issued.

In fiscal year 2012, the company’s average weekly production included 41 million chickens, 132,000 cattle, and 403,000 hogs. The company generated total sales of approximately $33.278 billion in fiscal year 2012. This includes $5.5 billion in international sales, which includes exports and in-country production.

Tyson Foods Ringing NYSE Bell
Members of Tyson Foods’ management staff joined Donnie Smith as he rang the bell.
On May 15, 2012, Donnie Smith, the president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods, rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange, marking the company’s 15th anniversary of trading on the securities market.

Tyson Foods’ sales today are more than five times what they were in 1997, while the company’s overall employment has almost doubled. The company generated sales of $6.4 billion in fiscal year 1997 and employed 59,400 people. In fiscal year 2012, the company’s sales were $33.278 billion and total employment was 115,000.

With the No. 1 or No. 2 market share position, Tyson Foods is the go-to supplier for each of the three major proteins.

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