A newly-amended 13D filing with the SEC showed that billionaire Barry Rosenstein‘s JANA Partners has signed an agreement with Conagra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG) that amends and restates the Cooperation Agreement between the two parties. Among other things, the company granted to nominate two JANA designees for election to its Board of Directors at the company’s 2016 annual meeting of stockholders: Bradley A. Alford and Timothy R. McLevish. In addition, JANA Partners agreed to various standstill provisions such as not acquiring an ownership interest of 9.9% or more of Conagra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG), not participating in any solicitation of proxies, etc. The filing also revealed that JANA Partners has slightly decreased its stake in Conagra Foods Inc (NYSE:CAG) as it currently owns 27.39 million shares (including options to purchase 6.00 million shares), which amass 6.3% of the company’s outstanding shares. JANA Partners previously held 27.54 million shares (including options to purchase 6.00 million shares), as reported in its latest 13F filing (for the end of March).
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Conagra Foods (NYSE:CAG) is a packaged foods company that makes and sells food products under a variety of brands, and which operated in three sectors – Commercial Foods, Private Brands, and Consumer Foods. Year-to-date, the company’s stock is up by 8.4%. For the third quarter of fiscal year 2016, the company reported revenue of $2.92 billion, beating the revenue of $2.90 billion that it earned in the third quarter of fiscal year 2015. Recently, Conagra Foods (NYSE:CAG) sold its Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings business to Givaudan for around $340 million.
As per our database, at the end of March, JANA Partners held the two most valuable positions in Conagra Foods (NYSE:CAG), a long position worth around $961 million in shares, while the other was valued at $267.7 million in call options underlying shares. Other investors long the stock encompass Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.
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Ownership Summary Table
|Name||Sole Voting Power||Shared Voting Power||Sole Dispositive Power||Shared Dispositive Power||Aggregate Amount Owned Power||Percent of Class|
|JANA PARTNERS||27,388,351||0||27,388,351||0||27,388,351||(see Item 5) 6.3%|
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