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Merger Agreements, Scheduled Earnings Releases, Notes Offering, and Annual Meeting of Stockholders - Analyst Notes on Tyson Foods, Kraft Foods Group, Safeway, Wendy's and Darden

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NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT), Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY), The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) and Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Tyson Foods, Inc. Analyst Notes
On July 2, 2014, Tyson Foods, Inc. (Tyson Foods) announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with The Hillshire Brands Company to acquire all outstanding shares of Hillshire Brands at a price of $63 per share. The Company stated that the all-cash transaction valued at approximately $8.55 billion includes Hillshire Brands' outstanding net debt. Tyson Foods informed that it will also be making a payment of the $163 million termination fee associated with the termination of Hillshire Brands' merger agreement with Pinnacle Foods Inc. According to the Company, the combined entity will reposition Tyson as a leader in the retail sale of prepared foods, with its portfolio of brands including Tyson®, Wright, Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, State Fair® and Hillshire Farm. Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith commented, "By investing in Hillshire Brands and its collection of leading brands, we have a unique opportunity to transform an important segment of our business, and position Tyson Foods to meet American consumers' growing demand for protein at breakfast and throughout the day." The full analyst notes on Tyson Foods are available to download free of charge at:

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Analyst Notes
On July 2, 2014, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (Kraft Foods Group) announced that it intends to release its financial results for Q2 2014 on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. CT. The Company informed that on the same day, it will also host a conference call at 4:00 p.m. CT to review the results. Kraft Foods Group stated that the listen-only webcast of the call, accompanying presentation and an archive of the webcast for one year, will be available via the Company's website The full analyst notes on Kraft Foods Group are available to download free of charge at:

Safeway Inc. Analyst Notes
On June 18, 2014, Safeway Inc. (Safeway) announced that it will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on July 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. PT at its corporate headquarters. The Company stated that at the meeting Safeway will be seeking the approval of its stockholders regarding its planned merger agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC - an affiliate of Albertsons will purchase Safeway. The Company informed that its stockholders of record at the close of business on June 2, 2014 will be entitled to notice of and to vote upon the matters to be discussed at the 2014 Annual Meeting. The full analyst notes on Safeway are available to download free of charge at:

The Wendy's Company Analyst Notes
On July 2, 2014, The Wendy's Company (Wendy's) announced that it will release its Q2 2014 financial results on Thursday, August 7, 2014, before the market opens. The Company informed that on the same date, it will also host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss these results. Wendy's stated that the live webcast of the call and archive of the same will be available via the investors section of the Company's website The full analyst notes on Wendy's are available to download free of charge at:

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Analyst Notes
On June 30, 2014, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden) announced that it has commenced cash tender offers for up to $600 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 4.50% Senior Notes due 2021, 3.350% Senior Notes due 2022, 6.000% Senior Notes due 2035 and 6.200% Senior Notes due 2017, subject to terms and conditions included in its Offer to Purchase, dated June 30, 2014, and the related Letter of Transmittal. The full analyst notes on Darden are available to download free of charge at:

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