BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference, Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) reported that it remains on track to achieve its internal net sales, internal operating profit and currency-neutral earnings per share growth targets for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011.
The Company reaffirmed its full-year 2011 internal net sales growth guidance of approximately 4 percent and reiterated its 2011 internal operating profit guidance of approximately flat to down two percent year-over-year. The Company also reaffirmed its full-year 2011 guidance of currency-neutral earnings per share growth in the low single-digit range.
A replay of the company's presentation will be available on the company's website for at least 90 days.
About Kellogg Company
For more than 100 years, consumers have counted on Kellogg for great-tasting, high-quality and nutritious foods. Kellogg Company, with 2010 sales of more than $12 billion, is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit-flavored snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. Kellogg Company's beloved brands, which are manufactured in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries, include Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Pop-Tarts®, Eggo®, Cheez-It®, All-Bran®, Mini-Wheats®, Nutri-Grain®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, Chips Deluxe®,Famous Amos®, Sandies®,Austin®, Club®, Murray®, Kashi®, Bear Naked®, Morningstar Farm®, Gardenburger®and Stretch Island®. For more information on the Kellogg Company, including our corporate responsibility initiatives, visit www.kelloggcompany.com.
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