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May 10, 2018

General Mills Elects Maria Sastre to Board of Directors

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the election of Maria Sastre to its board of directors effective June 1, 2018.

Apr 24, 2018

General Mills completes acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction, which represents an enterprise value of approximately $8.0 billion. The addition of Blue Buffalo establishes General Mills as the leader in the Wholesome Natural pet food category, the fastest growing portion of the $30 billion U.S. pet food market, and accelerates the company’s portfolio reshaping strategy.

Apr 19, 2018

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments, investments

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.

Mar 27, 2018

General Mills announces pricing of public offering of common stock in connection with pending acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) ("General Mills") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering (the "Equity Offering") of 22,727,273 shares of its common stock, par value $0.10 per share ("Common Stock"), at a public offering price of $44.00 per share. In addition, General Mills has granted the underwriters in the Equity Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,272,727 shares of its Common Stock.

Mar 26, 2018

General Mills announces proposed public offering of common stock in connection with pending acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) (“General Mills”) announced today that it has launched an underwritten public offering (the “Equity Offering”) of approximately $1,000,000,000 of shares of its common stock, par value $0.10 per share (“Common Stock”). General Mills intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to approximately $100 million of additional shares of its Common Stock.

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Mar, 08, 2018

Cascadian Farm invests in soil health research across organic oat supply chain with Grain Millers

ANAHEIM, California – Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.

Jan, 30, 2018

Nature Valley announces National Park Foundation partnership with multi-million dollar commitment

Nature Valley granola bars, with a long history of supporting and protecting America's national parks, today announced an extension of that support. Nature Valley will partner with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. Nature Valley's support includes a three-year commitment and a donation of up to $3 million.

Community engagement
Jan, 30, 2018

Nature Valley announces National Park Foundation partnership with multi-million dollar commitment

Nature Valley granola bars, with a long history of supporting and protecting America's national parks, today announced an extension of that support. Nature Valley will partner with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, for the Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque movement. Nature Valley's support includes a three-year commitment and a donation of up to $3 million.

Sep, 21, 2017

National Box Tops for Education Week kicks off coast-to-coast fundraising

As each school year approaches, schools and teachers gather the supplies and equipment they need to provide effective learning for students. But too often, gaps in funding force schools to make difficult decisions about what they need the most. For more than 20 years, one program has been helping bridge that gap for schools across the country, and in late September, supporters are gearing up to raise more money than ever.

Health and wellness
Apr, 19, 2018

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments, investments

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.

Mar, 08, 2018

Cascadian Farm invests in soil health research across organic oat supply chain with Grain Millers

ANAHEIM, California – Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.

Company performance
Mar, 27, 2018

General Mills announces pricing of public offering of common stock in connection with pending acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) ("General Mills") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering (the "Equity Offering") of 22,727,273 shares of its common stock, par value $0.10 per share ("Common Stock"), at a public offering price of $44.00 per share. In addition, General Mills has granted the underwriters in the Equity Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,272,727 shares of its Common Stock.

Mar, 26, 2018

General Mills announces proposed public offering of common stock in connection with pending acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) (“General Mills”) announced today that it has launched an underwritten public offering (the “Equity Offering”) of approximately $1,000,000,000 of shares of its common stock, par value $0.10 per share (“Common Stock”). General Mills intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to approximately $100 million of additional shares of its Common Stock.

Employer of choice
Nov, 14, 2017

General Mills Reaffirms Guidance For Fiscal 2018

In conjunction with discussions today at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 27, 2018. Organic net sales are expected to decline between 1 and 2 percent from 2017 levels. Total segment operating profit in constant currency is expected to range between flat and up 1 percent, and adjusted operating profit margin is expected to increase over year-ago levels. Fiscal 2018 adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS), which excludes certain items affecting comparability, are expected to increase between 1 and 2 percent in constant currency.

Sep, 26, 2017

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.49 per share, payable November 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2017. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and its predecessor company have paid dividends without interruption for 119 years.

Global growth
Apr, 19, 2018

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments, investments

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.

Mar, 27, 2018

General Mills announces pricing of public offering of common stock in connection with pending acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) ("General Mills") announced today that it has priced an underwritten public offering (the "Equity Offering") of 22,727,273 shares of its common stock, par value $0.10 per share ("Common Stock"), at a public offering price of $44.00 per share. In addition, General Mills has granted the underwriters in the Equity Offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,272,727 shares of its Common Stock.

Innovation
Mar, 19, 2018

General Mills receives antitrust clearance for Blue Buffalo acquisition

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) today announced that on March 16, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. With the receipt of this clearance, the condition of the announced merger transaction for all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUFF) at a price of $40.00 per share with respect to clearance under applicable antitrust and competition laws has been completely satisfied.

Jan, 16, 2018

General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program seeks youth solutions in hunger relief and sustainable agriculture

General Mills today launched the General Mills Feeding Better Futures Scholars Program, which asks youth to share their ideas to help solve the challenge of feeding a growing world population. Feeding Better Futures will serve as a catalyst in addressing hunger relief and sustainable agriculture issues by championing the bright ideas of today’s youth. Young innovators are invited to pitch their in-action solutions for the opportunity to present at the Aspen Ideas Festival, be partnered with industry mentors, and earn up to $50,000 to further their program and education.

Social responsibility
Apr, 19, 2018

General Mills reports progress on global responsibility commitments, investments

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – General Mills released its 2018 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2017 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on improving the resiliency of its supply chain.

Mar, 08, 2018

Cascadian Farm invests in soil health research across organic oat supply chain with Grain Millers

ANAHEIM, California – Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.