Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced that the Company has reached an agreement to acquire the commercial egg operations of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC). The assets to be purchased by Cal-Maine Foods include two production complexes with capacity for approximately 1.4 million laying hens and adjacent land located near Pittsburg, Texas. The Company expects to close the transaction in August 2012.
Commenting on the announcement, Dolph Baker, president and chief executive officer of Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., said, “Cal-Maine Foods is very pleased to announce this acquisition. Pilgrim’s Pride has an excellent reputation and strong brand recognition with a well-established customer base. These production facilities will complement our existing operations in Texas and the additional capacity will enhance our ability to serve our customers in the Texas markets. We welcome this opportunity for the continued growth of our business and the ability to provide greater value for our customers and shareholders.”
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs, including conventional, cage-free, organic and nutritionally-enhanced eggs. The Company, which is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States and sells the majority of its shell eggs in approximately 29 states across the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
Statements contained in this press release that are not historical
facts are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
forward-looking statements are based on management’s current intent,
belief, expectations, estimates and projections regarding our company
and our industry.
These statements are not guarantees of future
performance and involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other
factors that are difficult to predict and may be beyond our control.
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements include, among others, (i)
the risk factors set forth in the Company’s SEC filings (including its
Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current
Reports on Form 8-K), (ii) the risks and hazards inherent in the shell
egg business (including disease, pests, weather conditions and potential
for recall), (iii) changes in the market prices of shell eggs and feed
costs, (iv) changes or obligations that could result from our future
acquisition of new flocks or businesses, and (v) adverse results in
pending litigation matters. SEC filings may be obtained from the SEC or
the Company’s website,
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements because, while we believe the assumptions on which the
forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no
assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be
Further, the forward-looking statements included herein
are only made as of the respective dates thereof, or if no date is
stated, as of the date hereof.
Except as otherwise required
by law, we disclaim any intent or obligation to update publicly these
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.
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