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General Mills recognized for commitment to diversity

Company earns a spot on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity list for eighth year

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – General Mills has been named to the 2012 DiversityInc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, a prestigious annual ranking of the top corporate diversity and inclusion programs in the country.  General Mills ranks 28th out of 587 participating companies.

"We’re thrilled to be recognized by DiversityInc. for our on-going commitment to workplace diversity and inclusion,” said Ken Charles, vice president of global diversity and inclusion for General Mills. “For General Mills, diversity is both a value and a business strategy. Embracing diversity helps us attract and retain top talent while driving innovation and consumer engagement around the world.”

The results are determined by statistical analysis of a 300-field survey, which is divided into four parts: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. A total of 587 companies participated in the competition, up 11 percent from last year.

About General Mills
General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. Its consumer brands include Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Progresso and Old El Paso. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2011 net sales of US$14.9 billion.

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Maerenn Jepsen
General Mills

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