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Tyson Foods Appoints Deckinger As General Counsel, Secretary

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Adam Deckinger

Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods has named Adam Deckinger as general counsel and secretary, effective immediately.

Deckinger has been with the company since 2018, most recently serving as SVP, head of law and compliance. He will report to Donnie King, president and CEO.

Deckinger will succeed Amy Tu, chief legal officer and secretary, who was named president, international and chief administrative officer in September.

Deckinger has more than 15 years of legal experience and has held multiple leadership positions within the Tyson law department. His duties have included management of all company litigation, regulatory enforcement and compliance, legal counsel to all business segment presidents, securities, board governance, commercial transactions and oversight of Tyson’s merger and acquisition activities.

Most recently, Deckinger was responsible for leading all team members within the law and compliance function globally.

Prior to joining Tyson, Deckinger worked in The Boeing Company’s global litigation and investigations team and as an attorney in private practice. Deckinger also held two judicial clerkships in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

“Adam is a proven leader and true partner to the business who has helped the company navigate through some of the most significant issues and risks we’ve faced in recent years, and I am confident that he will help to build our future as OneTyson,” King said.

Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, Tyson Foods has a portfolio of products and brands like Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidells, ibp and State Fair.

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