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2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway

Springdale, AR 72762

United States

Phone: 479-290-4000

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Tyson Foods, Inc. and its subsidiaries produce, distribute, and market chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods, and related allied products. The company operates an integrated poultry production process. Its integrated operations consist 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. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cobb-Vantress, Inc. (Cobb), the company is a major poultry breeding stock supplier worldwide. The company also processes live fed cattle and hogs, and fabricates dressed beef and pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal meat cuts, case ready beef and pork and fully-cooked meats. In addition, it derives value from allied products, such as hides and various meats sold to further processors and others. The company produces a range of fresh, value-added, frozen and refrigerated food products. Its products are marketed and sold primarily by its sales staff 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, convenience stores, hospitals, other vendors, and foodservice operations, such as plant and school cafeterias. Additionally, sales to the military and a portion of sales to international markets are made through independent brokers and trading companies. The company has a 50/50 joint venture with Syntroleum Corporation, called Dynamic Fuels LLC, which produces renewable synthetic fuels. Segments The company operates through four segments: Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Prepared Foods. Chicken This segment’s operations include breeding and raising chickens, as well as processing live chickens into fresh, frozen and value-added chicken products and logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. Products are marketed in the United States to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains, and noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military, and other food processors, as well as to international markets. It also includes sales from allied products and the company’s chicken breeding stock subsidiary. Beef This segment’s 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 sales from allied products, such as hides and various meats, as well as logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. Products are marketed in the United States to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains, and noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military, and other food processors, as well as to international markets. Pork This segment’s operations include processing live market hogs and fabricating pork carcasses into primal and sub-primal cuts and case-ready products. This segment also includes the company’s live swine group, related allied product processing activities, and logistics operations to move products through the supply chain. Products are marketed in the United States to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains, and noncommercial foodservice establishments, such as schools, healthcare facilities, the military, and other food processors, as well as to international markets. Prepared Foods This segment’s 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. Products are marketed in the United States to food retailers, foodservice distributors, restaurant operators, hotel chains, and

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