CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), formerly known as ConAgra Foods, Inc., has completed the previously announced separation of its Lamb Weston business. The company’s name change has also become effective.
“This marks an exciting new chapter for Conagra. We are now a pure-play company with a renewed focus on capturing growth and driving shareholder value,” said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer of Conagra Brands. “This has been a time of tremendous change and I want to thank all of our employees for their efforts and determination during this transformation.”
For the first time in Conagra’s history, the company will be a singularly focused, consumer branded food company. The company name change to Conagra Brands reflects this new direction and streamlined focus. Conagra Brands’ annualized net sales are expected to approximate $8 billion. The company’s common stock continues to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CAG”. Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., now an independent company, trades on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol “LW”.
About Conagra Brands
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America’s leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The company’s portfolio is evolving to satisfy people’s changing food preferences. Conagra’s iconic brands, such as Marie Callender’s®, Reddi-wip®, Hunt’s®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim® and Orville Redenbacher's®, as well as emerging brands, including Alexia®, Blake’s® and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion. With an ongoing commitment to corporate citizenship, Conagra Brands has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability™ North America Index for six consecutive years. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.