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Tyson Foods Names Jason Nichol Senior Vice President

Springdale, Ark. – April 7, 2016 – Jason Nichol has been promoted to senior vice president, Walmart for Tyson Foods, Inc., company officials announced today.

In his new role, Nichol will continue leading strategic initiatives with executive leaders at Walmart, including the areas of animal well-being and sustainability. In addition, he will develop the appropriate capacity footprint needed to drive Tyson Foods future growth with Walmart. Nichol joined The Hillshire Brands Company in 2014 as vice president, Walmart-Retail Packaged Goods, before transitioning into the role of vice president, Walmart-Fresh in 2015 for Tyson Foods. In that role, Jason led strategic initiatives in all areas of the business, guided the Tyson Foods team in its shared goal of building success with Walmart and developed Tyson Foods team members in their professional growth.

Jason Nichol“We’re very pleased to announce the promotion of Jason to yet another leadership position,” said Scott Rouse, chief customer officer, retail sales and chain restaurants. “He has a strong track record of driving positive business results at Walmart for companies such as Nabisco, Cott Beverages and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., and I know he will continue that legacy of excellence for Tyson Foods.”

Nichol attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business operations in 1993.

About Tyson Foods 

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It's a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 113,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.


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