Unilever agrees to sell global Skippy business to Hormel Foods
Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its global Skippy business to Hormel Foods.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ (January 3, 2013) - Englewood Cliffs, NJ (January 3, 2013) - Unilever today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the sale of its global Skippy business to Hormel Foods for a total cash consideration of approximately $700 million.
The transaction includes Unilever’s Skippy manufacturing facilities in Little Rock, Ark., and Weifang, China (located in the Shandong province).
Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America, said: “Skippy is an iconic brand with presence all around the world. As we continue to sharpen our portfolio to deliver sustainable growth for Unilever, we believe that the potential of the Skippy brand can now be more fully realized with Hormel Foods.”
Skippy’s annual turnover is approximately $370 million. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, is expected to close early in 2013.
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About Hormel Foods:
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products, many of which are among the best known and trusted in the food industry. The company leverages its extensive expertise, innovation and high competencies in pork and turkey processing and marketing to bring branded, value-added products to the global marketplace.
The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index, S&P Dividend Aristocrats for 2012, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes, Global 1000 Sustainable Performance Leaders and was again named one of "The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the fourth year in a row. The company enjoys a strong reputation among consumers, retail grocers, foodservice and industrial customers for products highly regarded for quality, taste, nutrition, convenience and value. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com
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