Robert Buck Sanderson has resigned from his position on the Sanderson Farms Board of Directors effective as of May 3, 2006. His current term was due to expire at the 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Buck Sanderson previously retired from his position as an employee of Sanderson Farms during 2004.
“We want to recognise and thank Buck Sanderson for his many years of service to the Company,” commented Joe F. Sanderson, chief executive officer and chairman of Sanderson Farms. “He made important contributions to the growth and success of Sanderson Farms as the company emerged from a family farm supply business to one of the top five poultry producers in the country. We wish him the best of continued success.”
Sanderson Farms is a company with more than 8,600 employees and engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken and other prepared food items. It operates six poultry complexes and one further processing plant in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, and rank among the top six poultry producers in the United States. Sanderson topped over $1 billion in sales in fiscal 2005.