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Tyson Foods Fills Newly Created Ecommerce Position

Springdale, Ark. – August 1, 2016 – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has filled the newly-created role of vice president, ecommerce, company officials reported today.

Tim Madigan has been selected to lead the development and execution of the company’s strategy and the direct relationships with all pure-play, online retailers. 

“Given Tim’s extensive experience, we believe he’ll have an immediate impact on our ability to succeed in this critical channel, which we expect to deliver growth for many years to come,” said Brett Van de Bovenkamp, senior vice president, customer growth capabilities for Tyson Foods. Madigan will report to Van de Bovenkamp and will be based in the company’s Chicago office.

Madigan began his career at Procter & Gamble in 1997 as a sales account manager. He gained valuable experience in roles of escalating responsibility, such as key customer account management, including Walmart and Sam’s Club, headquarters market strategy and planning, brand management, and ecommerce. In 2009, he established the P&G ecommerce relationship with Walmart and earned three Supplier of the Year awards from Walmart.

Madigan joined SC Johnson & Son in May 2014, as director, ecommerce, North America, and a year later expanded responsibility as the director, global ecommerce. He was responsible for developing ecommerce strategies, capabilities and infrastructure across the entire portfolio of SCJ products and markets.

Madigan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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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