Parsippany, N.J.-based Pinnacle Foods, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of popular food brands such as Birds Eye®, Duncan Hines®, Vlasic®, Mrs. Butterworth’s® and other well-recognized brands, opened for trading today on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “PF” after its initial public offering. Barclays Capital is the Designated Market Maker for the company’s stock.
Pinnacle Foods Inc. CEO Bob Gamgort, joined by members of the company's leadership team, rings the NYSE Opening Bell(R) to celebrate Pinnacle Foods' IPO and first day of trading on the NYSE. (Photo: Business Wire)
CEO Bob Gamgort, along with members of Pinnacle Foods’ leadership team, celebrated the company’s first day of trading by ringing the NYSE Opening Bell SM and visiting the trading floor to observe the stock opening.
“We’re excited to welcome Pinnacle Foods and its family of iconic brands to the New York Stock Exchange,” said Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Listings, NYSE Euronext. “Through innovation and a focus on excellence, Pinnacle Foods’ products continue to grace the nation’s households after more than 150 years. We congratulate Pinnacle Foods on its IPO and are proud to partner with the company as it embarks on its journey as a publicly-traded company.”
“I am honored to represent all employees of Pinnacle Foods who have worked tirelessly to make this day a reality,” said Pinnacle Foods CEO Bob Gamgort. “By reinvigorating our portfolio of iconic brands, we have built a company that can satisfy the needs of our consumers, partner with our retailers and create value for our investors. We look forward to continuing to build the value of this great company for years to come.”