Tyson Foods Says CEO To Leave, Names Replacement
US meat processor Tyson Foods Inc on Monday said chief executive officer Tom Hayes would leave the company and named long-time insider Noel White as his replacement.
Hayes, who is stepping down for personal reasons, was appointed the chief executive officer of the number one US meat processor in 2016.
In August of this year, Tyson Foods had announced the acquisition of Keystone Foods for $2.16 billion (€1.9 billion).
The maker of Ball Park hotdogs and Jimmy Dean sausages — which has come under pressure from trade spats that have disrupted US pork exports, increased domestic supplies and hurt prices — also reaffirmed its full-year adjusted profit forecast on Monday.
White, who joined Tyson following its acquisition of IBP in 2001, was most recently Tyson's chief operations officer. He will take over at the end of the month, according to company sources.
The company's shares were down nearly 3% at $61.65 (€52.8) in premarket trading.