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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.

Sep 20, 2017

General Mills reports fiscal 2018 first quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter ended August 27, 2017. "Our number one priority in fiscal 2018 is strengthening our topline performance," said General Mills Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. "Our first-quarter net sales finished in line with our expectations, and our focus on our global growth priorities drove important improvement in our retail sales trends. This included a 300 basis point improvement in the U.S., with better results in each of our top 5 categories."

Sep 07, 2017

General Mills reaffirms guidance For fiscal 2018

In conjunction with a presentation today at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, General Mills reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 27, 2018.

Aug 23, 2017

General Mills to webcast two September events

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to webcast two September investor presentations. On Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, the company will present at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference. The presentation and webcast are scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Jul 12, 2017

General Mills details fiscal '18 global priorities at company's annual Investor Day

NEW YORK - General Mills executives updated investors and analysts on its global priorities for fiscal 2018 at the company’s annual Investor Day event at the New York Stock Exchange. General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening, who transitioned to the role June 1, said the company remains committed to its Consumer First strategy and will look to global prioritization to unlock growth opportunities including opportunities in e-commerce.

Jun 28, 2017

General Mills reports fourth-quarter, full-year fiscal 2017 results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 28, 2017.

"Our fourth-quarter results finished in line with our expectations, with improved organic net sales trends in total and across three of our four operating segments," said General Mills Chief Executive Officer Jeff Harmening. "While we took important steps in fiscal 2017 to globalize our business structure, accelerate our cost-savings efforts, expand our margins, and drive growth in adjusted diluted EPS, our results on the topline fell well short of our standards. Our entire organization is moving with urgency in fiscal 2018 to meaningfully improve our net sales trends while keeping a sharp eye on our efficiency."

Jun 21, 2017

Veteran marketer Ivan Pollard joins General Mills as global chief marketing officer

General Mills today announced that Ivan Pollard has been named global chief marketing officer (CMO), effective July 10, 2017. Pollard will report to Jeff Harmening, chief executive officer and be accountable for establishing the company’s first global marketing and media planning function responsible for marketing strategies, connections planning, and building organizational capabilities globally.

May 31, 2017

General Mills will webcast two investor briefings

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to webcast two investor presentations. The company plans to report results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A press release will be issued Wednesday morning, followed by a webcast discussion of those results beginning at 7:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time (8:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time).

May 03, 2017

Jeff Harmening named chief executive officer of General Mills

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced that its board of directors has elected Jeffrey L. Harmening Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective June 1, 2017. The board also elected Harmening to the General Mills Board of Directors. Harmening, age 50, is a 23-year veteran of the company and has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 1, 2016. Harmening succeeds Ken Powell, who has served as General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2007. Powell will continue to serve as the company's Chairman for a transition period until his retirement, expected within the next year.

Mar 21, 2017

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 third-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter ended February 26, 2017. "Our third-quarter results finished in line with our expectations and keep us on track to deliver the guidance we updated last month," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell.

Mar 14, 2017

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.48 per share, payable May 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of April 10, 2017. The General Mills (NYSE: GIS) current annualized dividend rate of $1.92 per share represents an increase of 8 percent over the annual dividend of $1.78 paid in fiscal 2016.

Mar 01, 2017

General Mills to webcast fiscal 2017 third-quarter earnings, March 21

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) plans to report results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. A webcast discussion of those results will be held that day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. CDT (8:30 a.m. EDT).

Feb 17, 2017

General Mills updates key financial targets for fiscal 2017

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that in response to revised second-half growth expectations driven largely by recent sales performance on U.S. yogurt and soup, the company is reducing its sales and earnings outlook for the fiscal year ending May 2017. The company expects to deliver an adjusted operating profit margin of at least 18 percent in fiscal 2017, which represents an increase of at least 120 basis points over fiscal 2016 levels.

Jan 31, 2017

General Mills will webcast February 21 analyst presentation

General Mills will webcast its upcoming presentation at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference. Interested investors can listen to the live broadcast beginning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Dec 20, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter ended November 27, 2016. "Although we posted disappointing net sales performance in the second quarter, we delivered good growth in adjusted diluted EPS, driven by significant expansion in our adjusted operating profit margin," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell.

Dec 13, 2016

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.48 per share, payable February 1, 2017, to shareholders of record as of January 10, 2017.

Dec 05, 2016

General Mills announces new organizational structure to maximize global scale

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced a new global organizational structure that will support growth and drive greater efficiency by streamlining the company’s leadership, maximizing global scale, and increasing operational agility.

Sep 27, 2016

General Mills quarterly dividend declared

The General Mills Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.48 per share, payable November 1, 2016, to shareholders of record as of October 10, 2016. General Mills (NYSE: GIS) current annualized dividend rate of $1.92 per share represents an increase of 8 percent over the annual dividend of $1.78 paid in fiscal 2016.

Sep 24, 2016

Progresso completes moves to antibiotic, hormone-free chicken breasts in all chicken soup varieties

Progresso is now using only 100 percent antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts in all of its 36 chicken soup varieties. Currently available on store shelves nationwide, Progresso is the first large retail soup brand in the United States to have antibiotic and hormone free chicken breasts in its soups.

Sep 21, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2017 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter ended August 28, 2016. "Our first-quarter profit margin expansion and EPS results reflect continued good progress on our productivity and cost-savings initiatives," said General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell. "However, our net sales performance did not meet our expectations due to the challenging macro environment, a difficult year-over-year comparison, and a slower start to the year on certain businesses. We are taking actions to improve our net sales performance going forward, leveraging our Consumer First focus. At the same time, we have a number of encouraging examples across our global portfolio where our efforts to adapt to evolving consumer interests are driving positive results."

Sep 12, 2016

General Mills to close Vineland, New Jersey, facility

General Mills announced today it has reached a final decision to close its manufacturing facility in Vineland, New Jersey. The company said the facility will close by the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

Sep 07, 2016

General Mills reaffirms key fiscal 2017 financial targets

In conjunction with a presentation today at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 28, 2017. These targets include organic net sales growth between flat and down 2 percent; total segment operating profit growth between 6 and 8 percent in constant currency; 150 basis points of adjusted operating profit margin expansion; and adjusted diluted earnings per share growth between 6 and 8 percent in constant currency.

Aug 30, 2016

General Mills announces leadership changes in U.S. Retail and Europe-Australasia businesses

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced two new senior leadership appointments. Jon Nudi has been named Senior Vice President; President, U.S. Retail, one of the company’s three operating segments. The U.S. Retail role was previously held by Jeff Harmening who was promoted in June to President and Chief Operating Officer of General Mills. Nudi has most recently been located in Europe running the Europe-Australasia business for General Mills.

Jun 29, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 results with EPS above previous guidance; Increases margin expansion target

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 29, 2016. These results reflect the impact of foreign exchange headwinds, the sale of the North American Green Giant business, and one less week compared to fiscal 2015.

Jun 23, 2016

General Mills names company veteran Jeffrey L. Harmening to newly created President and Chief Operating Officer position responsible for global operations

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey L. Harmening as President, Chief Operating Officer of General Mills effective July 1, 2016. Harmening will be responsible for all company operations including U.S. Retail, International, Convenience Stores and Foodservice segments, Sales and Channel Development, as well as Global Supply Chain, and Innovation, Technology and Quality functions. Harmening will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Ken Powell. Harmening’s successor will be announced at a later date.

Jun 23, 2016

General Mills, South Dakota State University unveil Oats Research Laboratory

General Mills and South Dakota State University today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art oat variety development lab on the Brookings campus. The Oats Research Laboratory will focus on advancing the sustainability and quality of oats in the U.S.

Jun 01, 2016

General Mills will webcast three upcoming investor briefings

On Tuesday, June 14, the company will present at the dbAccess Global Consumer Conference in Paris. The presentation and webcast are scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. Central European Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time). The company plans to report results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, June 29.

May 03, 2016

General Mills elects Jorge A. Uribe to board of directors

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced the election of Jorge A. Uribe to its board of directors effective June 1, 2016. Uribe retired in 2015 from his role as Global Productivity and Organization Transformation Officer at Procter & Gamble, where he was responsible for the company's major productivity initiatives and broad-based structural and cultural re-design.

Apr 19, 2016

General Mills divests Argentina Bakery and Foodservice business

General Mills has reached an agreement to sell its Argentina bakery and foodservice business to Grupo Bimbo, one of the world’s leading baking companies, subject to regulatory approval.

Apr 19, 2016

General Mills vende negòcio de Bakery e Foodservice na Argentina

A General Mills anunciou hoje que realizou um acordo para vender seu negócio de Bakery e Food Service na Argentina para o Grupo Bimbo, uma das principais empresas de panificação do mundo, sujeito a aprovação regulamentar.

Apr 19, 2016

General Mills vende el negocio de Bakery and Foodservice de Argentina

General Mills ha llegado a un acuerdo para la venta del negocio de bakery y foodservice de Argentina a Grupo Bimbo, una de las empresas de panificados líderes en el mundo, sujeto a aprobación regulatoria.

Mar 23, 2016

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 third-quarter results in line with expectations, reaffirms full-year outlook

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016. General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell said, “Our third-quarter financial results were in line with our expectations.

Mar 22, 2016

General Mills announces global water stewardship commitment

Today, General Mills announced its commitment to champion development of water stewardship plans by 2025 for the company’s most material and at-risk watersheds in its global value chain. The commitment is in recognition of World Water Day and in conjunction with the White House Water Summit. As part of this commitment, the company will lead corporate collaboration efforts, foster development of foundational tools, and advocate science-based policy in these watersheds, commensurate with the gap in stewardship in each individual watershed.

Mar 18, 2016

General Mills divests Venezuela business

General Mills is announcing it has completed the sale of its Venezuela business to Lengfeld Inc., a private, international investor with a presence in Venezuela. As a result, General Mills has exited the Venezuela market.

Mar 18, 2016

A General Mills encerra seus negócios na Venezuela

A General Mills anuncia que concluiu a venda de seus negócios na Venezuela para a Lengfeld Inc., um investidor privado internacional, presente na Venezuela. Como resultado a General Mills saiu do mercado venezuelano.

Mar 18, 2016

General Mills desinvierte en el establecimiento de Venezula

General Mills anuncia que ha finalizado la venta de su establecimiento en Venezuela a Lengfeld Inc., un inversor internacional privado con presencia en Venezuela. Como resultado, General Mills salió del mercado del país.

Mar 09, 2016

General Mills to double organic acreage sourcing to meet growing demand for natural and organic foods

General Mills today announced it will accelerate its commitment to more than double the organic acreage from which it sources ingredients. The company now expects to meet its goal of 250,000 acres by 2019. The increased acreage is directly linked to the company’s goals to grow net sales from its natural and organic products.

Mar 08, 2016

General Mills elects Maria Henry to its board of directors

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today elected Maria G. Henry to its board of directors effective June 1, 2016.

Feb 16, 2016

General Mills reaffirms guidance for fiscal 2016

In conjunction with a presentation today at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) investor conference, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) reaffirmed its key financial targets for the fiscal year ending May 29, 2016, which reflect the impact of the Green Giant divestiture.

Feb 10, 2016

General Mills celebrates 150 Years of innovation, invention, food and fun

General Mills announces its 150th birthday today with plans for a year-long celebration. To celebrate its impact on a century and a half of food around the world, General Mills will share and highlight nostalgic food memorabilia from its historical archives. And honoring its journey of developing leading brands, life-changing inventions and cultural icons, General Mills is pledging “a future of continued innovation – and striving to help make its communities and the world a better place.”

Jan 18, 2016

General Mills to close facility in United Kingdom

General Mills today announced it has completed collective consultation on the proposed closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, United Kingdom with employee representatives and union officials and has made a decision to close the facility by the autumn of 2016.

Jan 06, 2016

General Mills acquires Epic Provisions

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) said today that it has acquired EPIC Provisions, a rapidly growing, premium meat snacks company based in Austin, Texas. EPIC will operate under General Mills’ Annie’s business, which itself has experienced strong sales growth since General Mills acquired the company more than a year ago. EPIC will maintain its present location in Austin.

Dec 23, 2015

General Mills announces acquisition of Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina

General Mills said today that it has acquired Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina Administração e Participações Societárias Ltda., (Carolina), a privately-held dairy products company headquartered in Ribeirão Claro, Paraná, Brazil. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Dec 17, 2015

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Company remains on track to deliver 2016 growth goals excluding impact of Green Giant divestiture

Dec 15, 2015

General Mills elects two new board members

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today elected Roger W. Ferguson Jr., and Eric D. Sprunk to its board of directors.

Nov 04, 2015

301 INC launches new investment fund through CircleUp to seed emerging food brands

301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit at General Mills, today launched a new multi-million dollar capital fund through the CircleUp marketplace to seed emerging consumer food brands.

Oct 29, 2015

General Mills announces preliminary decision to close facility in New Zealand

General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to close its manufacturing facility in East Tamaki, New Zealand.

Oct 29, 2015

General Mills announces proposal to close facility in United Kingdom

General Mills today announced a proposal which could lead to the closure of its manufacturing facility in Berwick, United Kingdom.

Oct 22, 2015

301 INC, General Mills' new business development and venturing unit, to invest in and grow emerging food brands

301 INC, the new business development and venturing unit within General Mills, today announced a new strategy focused on building partnerships with emerging food brands to create breakthrough innovation in the food space. Through 301 INC, entrepreneurs and early stage food companies will have access to capital and the deep knowledge and expertise of General Mills to develop, grow and expand their businesses.

Oct 01, 2015

General Mills to Sell South Africa foodservice business to Rhodes Food Group

General Mills had announced in July a preliminary decision to exit the foodservice business in South Africa pending consultation with employees.

Sep 22, 2015

General Mills reports fiscal 2016 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.

Sep 03, 2015

General Mills to sell Green Giant to B&G Foods

General Mills, Inc., (NYSE: GIS) announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods, Inc., (NYSE: BGS) for approximately $765 million in cash, subject to an inventory adjustment at closing.

Jul 31, 2015

General Mills announces preliminary decision to exit South Africa foodservice business

General Mills today announced a preliminary decision to exit its foodservice business in South Africa and close its facility in Linbro Park, Johannesburg.

Jul 31, 2015

General Mills closes frozen dough facility in Taiwan

General Mills announced today that it has closed its manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Jul 14, 2015

General Mills unveils new product innovation

General Mills unveiled its line-up of new products set debut this summer. Leading this collection is a host of new products to align with growing consumer interest in wellness, including new Yoplait Plenti, Nature Valley Toasted Oats Muesli, and Annie’s organic soups.

Jul 01, 2015

General Mills reports fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 was a 53-week year, with the extra week falling in the fourth quarter.

Jun 08, 2015

General Mills launches Yoplait yogurt in China

General Mills today launched its Yoplait yogurt brand in China. Three new yogurt lines will be rolling out in hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores in Shanghai, giving consumers new options in China’s premium yogurt market: Perle de lait, a thick and creamy French-style yogurt, Panier de fruits, the first fruit on the bottom yogurt in the category, and O’Fruit, a drinkable yogurt with big fruit pieces that requires an extra-large straw to drink.

Mar 10, 2015

General Mills declares 7 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.44 per share, payable May 1, 2015, to shareholders of record April 10, 2015. This represents a 7 percent increase from the previous quarterly rate of $0.41 per share. Including the new May quarterly payment, General Mills dividends per share in fiscal 2015 will total $1.67, up 8 percent from the annual dividend of $1.55 paid the previous fiscal year.

Dec 17, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2015 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and provided an update on new cost-reduction initiatives designed to sharpen the company’s efficiency and growth focus in 2015 and longer term.

Dec 16, 2014

General Mills announces strong product lineup in the queue for the New Year

General Mills announced its newest lineup of products poised to drive growth for the company. Beginning in January, the company will launch more than 50 new products that meet increasing consumer demand for better-for-you snacks, products with simple ingredients, protein, gluten-free and bold flavors.

Nov 03, 2014

General Mills elects David Cordani to its board of directors

General Mills elects David Cordani to its board of directors

Oct 21, 2014

General Mills completes Annie’s acquisition

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) announced today that its tender offer to purchase all issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Annie’s, Inc. (NYSE: BNNY) at a price of $46.00 per share was successful and that it has completed its acquisition of Annie’s, effective as of October 21, 2014.

Sep 30, 2014

General Mills chief marketing officer Mark Addicks to retire in 2015

General Mills said today that Mark Addicks, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, has announced plans to retire in 2015 after a stellar 26-year career with the company. Ann Simonds, the current president of General Mills’ Baking Products division, will succeed Addicks as chief marketing officer.

Sep 17, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2015 first-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, and provided an update on new cost-reduction initiatives designed to sharpen the company’s efficiency and growth focus in 2015 and longer term.

Jun 25, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 results and outlines growth targets for 2015

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 25, 2014.

Mar 19, 2014

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 third-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Sales and operating profit for the 13 weeks ended Feb. 23, 2014, reflect lower volumes, consistent with generally weak food industry trends during this period; the impact of increased consumer marketing and merchandising investment in the company’s U.S. yogurt business; and negative foreign currency effects.

Mar 14, 2014

General Mills update fiscal 2014 outlook

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that it continues to expect adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the fiscal year ending May 25, 2014, to total between $2.87 and $2.90 per share. Adjusted diluted EPS excludes mark-to-market valuation effects for certain commodities and grain inventories; restructuring and other exit costs; and now also excludes the impact of changes in Venezuelan foreign currency policy.

Mar 11, 2014

General Mills declares 8 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.41 per share, payable May 1, 2014, to shareholders of record April 10, 2014. This represents an 8 percent increase from the previous quarterly rate of $0.38 per share. Including the new May quarterly payment, General Mills dividends per share in fiscal 2014 will total $1.55, up 17 percent from the annual dividend of $1.32 paid the previous fiscal year.

Jan 30, 2014

General Mills details new products launching in company's second half of fiscal 2014

Today General Mills announced an aggressive lineup of new products set to bring more consumers to General Mills’ leading brands. More than 50 new items will debut from the company’s U.S. Retail business with dozens more rolling out in international markets during the second-half of the company’s fiscal 2014, which ends in May.

Dec 18, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 second-quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The period includes three months of incremental contribution from new businesses (Yoplait Canada, Yoki Alimentos and Immaculate Baking Company) added in the previous year.

Sep 18, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2014 first quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2014. The period includes three months of incremental contribution from new businesses (Yoplait Canada, Yoki Alimentos and Immaculate Baking Company) added in the previous year.

Jun 26, 2013

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 26, 2013. Contributions from new businesses in fiscal 2013 primarily reflect results for Yoki Alimentos in Brazil and Yoplait International.

Jun 10, 2013

General Mills raises fiscal 2013 earnings guidance

In conjunction with remarks this week at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said it now expects to deliver fiscal 2013 adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.68 - $2.69. The company's previous guidance was $2.66 - $2.68.

Mar 20, 2013

General Mills reports results for fiscal 2013 third quarter

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Contributions from new businesses in this period primarily reflect operating results for Yoki Alimentos in Brazil and Yoplait Canada.

Mar 12, 2013

General Mills announces 15 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend payable May 1, 2013, and also approved a 15 percent increase in the dividend rate effective with the Aug. 1, 2013, payment.

Dec 19, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 second quarter results

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Contributions from new businesses primarily reflect the first three months of consolidated operating results for the Yoki Alimentos business in Brazil and Yoplait Canada.

Sep 19, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2013 first quarter results

General Mills today reported results for the first quarter of fiscal 2013. The period includes two months of incremental contribution from the Yoplait International acquisition completed in July 2011, and three months of results for the Food Should Taste Good, Yoplait Ireland and Parampara Foods businesses acquired during the final quarter of fiscal 2012.

Sep 06, 2012

General Mills named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes

Forbes magazine has named General Mills to its prestigious “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. According to Forbes, the 100 global companies that appear on the list are selected and evaluated based on an “innovation premium” score, which measures the premium the stock market gives a company for anticipated or expected innovation.

Aug 01, 2012

General Mills completes Yoki acquisition

General Mills announced today the completion of its acquisition of Yoki Alimentos SA.

Jul 10, 2012

General Mills details plans for growth

General Mills executives discussed plans to fuel growth in the U.S. and around the world in the company’s new fiscal year at a meeting with investors today at the New York Stock Exchange.

Jun 27, 2012

General Mills reports fiscal 2012 results

General Mills Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Powell said, “Fiscal 2012 was characterized by the highest input-cost inflation we’ve experienced in more than three decades, and this cost pressure constrained our earnings growth.

Jun 26, 2012

General Mills announces 8 percent dividend increase

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) said today that its board of directors has approved an 8 percent dividend increase for General Mills common stock. The new quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share is payable Aug. 1, 2012, to shareholders of record July 10, 2012. .

May 09, 2012

General Mills acquires Parampara brands in India

General Mills announced today the acquisition of Parampara’s branded range of ready-to-cook spice and sauce mixes produced in Pune, India, and sold under the Parampara, StarterZ and Curry Tree brands. Parampara’s products are marketed primarily in the Pune region of western India and exported to countries like the United States, Canada and Japan.

May 08, 2012

Ultima and Yoplait resolve issues, successfully reach agreement

Yoplait and Ultima Foods announced today they have successfully reached an agreement that amicably resolves questions between the two companies.

Mar 21, 2012

General Mills reports results for fiscal 2012 third quarter

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported results for the third quarter of fiscal 2012.

Feb 17, 2012

General Mills says recent U.S. volume weakness will affect its third quarter results

General Mills (NYSE:GIS) said today that weak volume performance across U.S. retail food categories in December and January will affect the company’s results for the quarter ending February 26, 2012.

Dec 16, 2010

General Mills reports results for fiscal 2011 second quarter

General Mills today reported results for the second quarter and first half of fiscal 2011. As previously announced, the company's financial performance was generally in line with very strong year-ago sales and profit results.

Dec 12, 2010

General Mills buys Pasta Master

General Mills announced today that it has signed a contract to buy Pasta Master, a producer of chilled Italian meals, pasta and sauces based in Bendigo, Victoria. The sale is expected to be completed in March 2011.

Nov 22, 2010

General Mills sells frozen bakery

General Mills announced today that it is selling its Croissant King and van den Bergh’s frozen bakery business in Australia to Kerry Group, a global food and ingredients company headquartered in Ireland.

Nov 19, 2010

General Mills to acquire Mountain High Yoghurt from Dean Foods

General Mills announced today its agreement to purchase the Mountain High Yoghurt business and the Mountain High brand from Dean Foods. Mountain High all-natural yogurt is a leading large-size yogurt brand in the Western United States.

Sep 22, 2010

General Mills reports fiscal 2011 first-quarter results

Company reaffirms full-year sales and earnings growth targets

Jun 29, 2010

General Mills achieves record-level results in fiscal 2010

General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today reported strong results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended May 30, 2010. On the last business day of the fiscal year, General Mills common stock split 2 for 1. All per-share data in this release have been adjusted to reflect the stock split.

May 03, 2010

General Mills Declares Two-for-One Stock Split

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) Board of Directors today declared a two-for-one split of General Mills common stock. The split will be effected in the form of a 100 percent stock dividend.

Apr 09, 2010

General Mills Named Open Innovation Partner of Choice by marcus evans Conferences

General Mills Worldwide Innovation Network Program Accelerating the Pace of Innovation at General Mills

Mar 24, 2010

General Mills Reports Strong Results for Fiscal 2010 Third Quarter

Company Raises Full-year EPS Guidance

Mar 04, 2010

General Mills named to FORTUNE'S 2010 list of the world's 50 most admired companies

Today FORTUNE magazine named General Mills to its annual ranking of the World’s 50 Most Admired Companies, recognizing the company’s strong global reputation

Jan 21, 2010

General Mills Named to FORTUNE’s 2010 List of 100 Best Companies

Today General Mills was named to FORTUNE's 13th annual list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

Dec 17, 2009

General Mills Reports Strong Results for Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter

Company Raises Full-year EPS Guidance

Sep 23, 2009

General Mills Reports Strong Results for Fiscal 2010 First Quarter

Company Raises Full-year EPS Guidance by 20 Cents per Share

Jul 01, 2009

General Mills Achieves Record-Level Results in Fiscal 2009

Company Provides Outlook for Continuing Growth in Fiscal 2010

Jun 07, 2009

General Mills Sees Fiscal 2009 EPS Above Previous Guidance

Company Provides Early Outlook on Fiscal 2010 Sales Expectations

May 13, 2009

General Mills announces the selling of Forno de Minas

Agreement includes production facilities in Minas Gerais

Apr 17, 2009

General Mills Brazil Restructures, Closes Pasta and Bread Plant

Increases Focus on Häagen-Dazs and Nature Valley in Brazil

Mar 18, 2009

General Mills Reports Fiscal 2009 Third-Quarter Results

Company Raises Full-Year 2009 EPS Guidance

Jan 22, 2009

General Mills Named to FORTUNE’s 2009 List of 100 Best Companies

2009 Marks the Seventh Year General Mills is Honored by FORTUNE

Jan 04, 2009

General Mills Unveils Wheaties Fuel – The New Breakfast of Champions

The Evolution of the Iconic Breakfast Cereal Was Co-Created with Help from Champion Athletes Peyton Manning, Hunter Kemper, Kevin Garnett, Bryan Clay and Albert Pujols