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Press ReleaseSeptember 18, 2017

Jonesboro, Ark. plant reaches celebratory milestone

Post hot air balloon

Post Consumer Brands celebrates 25TH anniversary of Jonesboro, ARK., plant

Plant marks milestone with two-day thank-you event for employees, retirees Sept. 14-15

JONESBORO, ARK. (Sept. 13, 2017) — Post Consumer Brands will commemorate the 25th anniversary of its Jonesboro, Ark., cereal manufacturing plant located at 5800 C W Post Road with a two-day thank-you event honoring all employees — including six original team members from 1992 who are still employed at the plant — along with retirees, on Sept. 14 and 15.

Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce representatives and other local dignitaries will be on hand to mark the milestone with an awards ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 14. Team members who have been with the company since 1992 will receive special recognition

The anniversary celebration will also include commemorative gifts and a catered meal for all team members and retirees on Sept. 14 and 15, along with the opportunity to take a ride in the Post Consumer Brands hot air balloon, which will be on site both days.

“As we celebrate our 25 years in Jonesboro, we have so much to be thankful for,” said John Kompa, plant manager. “We are extremely grateful to our employees and retirees for their excellent teamwork and commitment to continuous improvement throughout the years. With their dedication, we’ve set a safety record with only two lost-time injuries in the plant’s entire history, which is significantly less than industry standards. We are proud of these accomplishments and the products we make here. We also greatly appreciate the support we’ve received from the community as the first food manufacturer in the area, which paved the way for other food manufacturing companies to come here as well.”

Serving up 1.8 billion bowls of cereal per year

Located on an 80-acre lot, the five-story, 325,000 square-foot Jonesboro plant, which opened in 1992, has always been dedicated to making great-tasting cereals. Today, it produces more than 19 varieties of cereal, including top-selling brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, Cocoa Pebbles™ and Great Grains®. The plant generates approximately 1.8 billion servings of cereal each year.

The plant today employs 202 team members and is currently in a hiring mode. Added Kompa, “Since our plants’ opening, we’ve prided ourselves on being a premium employer in the area. We have created a strong, collaborative values-based culture that we plan to build on moving forward as we continue to grow.”

About Post Consumer Brands

Post Consumer Brands is a subsidiary of Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POST), formed from the consolidation of Post Foods and MOM Brands in May 2015. Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands today is the third largest cereal company in the United States, with the broadest portfolio in the industry — from iconic household name brands and value ready-to-eat cereals to natural/organic and hot cereal varieties. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make better happen every day. For more information about our brands, visit