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Jimmy Dean® Brand Rallies America To Do Good On Monday Mornings

CHICAGO, Ill. (November 2, 2015) – Mornings are about to get brighter, thanks to Jimmy Dean® brand (www.jimmydean.com). To launch its new campaign, Jimmy Dean brand is rallying America to “Shine On” and spread optimism by joining the Shine it Forward movement, kicking off today with #MondaysForGood.

The idea is simple: Jimmy Dean brand is encouraging people to make Monday mornings matter by doing something nice for others. Whether it’s volunteering, buying coffee for a co-worker, or holding the door open for a stranger, no act of kindness is too big or too small.

“We believe that good mornings lead to great days. By participating in #MondaysForGood, our hope is that peoples’ actions will create a positive chain reaction, turning Monday mornings into the best day of the week,” said Eric Schwartz, group vice president and general manager, Jimmy Dean brand.

The Jimmy Dean brand is making its own commitment, giving its team members the ability to take Monday morning, November 2nd, off to help others. Today, Jimmy Dean office employees will participate in the first of several planned Shine it Forward activities by packing thousands of bags of food for children in need. The brand hopes other employers will follow suit and is spearheading a petition for people nationwide to make #MondaysForGood a national holiday. To sign the petition, visit www.JimmyDeanShineOn.com.

The brand’s mission also includes an invitation for people to tweet @JimmyDean using #MondaysForGood and share what they would do if given a Monday morning off to do good. Jimmy Dean brand will Shine it Forward throughout the day by highlighting individuals’ personal #MondaysForGood stories and images on its social channels.

“Great tasting breakfast helps start the day off right, and when you start the day off feeling good, you’re bound to do good,” said Schwartz. “We’re doing our part to show what’s possible when we work together, and we hope others will be inspired to follow. This is about the power of optimism in action and doing good, not just on Mondays but every day of the week.”

The new Shine it Forward campaign marks the transition of the brand’s iconic sun character, who appeared in the brand’s ads for 10 years. The sun character embodied positivity and optimism and has evolved to a compelling call-to-action designed to inspire the power of individuals to make positive change. Created by Ogilvy & Mather Chicago, the integrated marketing campaign debuts with a new :30 TV spot featuring Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches and also includes digital, social, in-store, PR and influencer programs. The Shine it Forward campaign will support the entire Jimmy Dean brand portfolio and will roll out over the next few months and throughout 2016.

The new spot begins with a man starting his day with a delicious Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich, which instantly fills him up with morning goodness. As he sets out on his morning commute, his optimism becomes apparent, with a sun halo appearing above his head. His optimism is then passed from person to person as they, in turn, Shine it Forward to others.

For more information on how to get involved in #MondaysForGood, visit www.JimmyDeanShineOn.com.

About The Jimmy Dean Brand

The Jimmy Dean brand is America’s favorite protein breakfast brand*. Since 1969, the brand has ensured quality in every plate, providing warm, satisfying breakfast options the whole family can enjoy. Jimmy Dean Fresh Roll Breakfast Sausage, Fresh Links & Patties, Fully Cooked Sausage Links & Patties, Omelets, Skillets, Sandwiches, Breakfast Bowls, Heat 'N Serve Sausage Links & Patties, and Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick boast full flavors and top quality ingredients guaranteed to make any meal the best.

*Share of Breakfast Sausage and Frozen Protein Breakfast Categories, number one in Dollar Sales and Volume Sales data per IRI Multi-Outlet52 weeks ending October 11, 2015.

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