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FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP
Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Stouffer Stephen R
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TYSON FOODS INC [ TSN]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
X __ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Group President Fresh Meats
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
2200 W. DON TYSON PARKWAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YY)
09/18/2018
(Street)
SPRINGDALE, AR72762
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YY)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
__ X __ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_____ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock 09/18/2018 J( 1 ) 276.822 A $ 0 30,750.2091 ( 2 ) D
Class A Common Stock 11/15/2018 J( 3 ) 177.3411 A $ 0 3,148.6969 I Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Class A Common Stock 11/19/2018 A( 4 ) 7,152.474 A $ 0 37,902.6831 ( 5 ) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (MM/DD/YY) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (MM/DD/YY) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YY)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Non-Qualified Stock Options (Right to Buy) $ 59.42 11/19/2018 A( 6 ) 37,445 11/19/2019 11/19/2028 Class A Common Stock 37,445 $ 59.42 37,445 D
Performance Shares ( 7 ) 11/19/2018 A 28,609.896 ( 7 ) ( 7 ) Class A Common Stock 28,609.896 ( 7 ) 28,609.896 D
Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Stouffer Stephen R
2200 W. DON TYSON PARKWAY
SPRINGDALE, AR72762
Group President Fresh Meats
Signatures
/s/ R. Read Hudson as Stephen R. Stouffer 11/21/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Explanation of Responses:
( 1 )Represents shares of the Issuer's Class A Common Stock received by the Reporting Person pursuant to the Issuer's dividend reinvestment plan since the last Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership was filed by the Reporting Person. Such acquisitions are exempt from Section 16 concurrent reporting requirements pursuant to Rule 16a-11.
( 2 )Includes 8,779.732 shares of Class A Common Stock which vest on December 1, 2018 if the performance metric described in the applicable Stock Incentive Agreement (the "SIA") are achieved; 7,477.704 shares of Class A Common Stock which vest on November 18, 2019 if the performance metric described in the applicable SIA is achieved; and 5,253.773 shares of Class A Common Stock which vest on November 13, 2020 if the performance metric described in the applicable SIA is achieved.
( 3 )Represents shares of the Issuer's Class A Common Stock purchased for the Reporting Person's account under the Issuer's Employee Stock Purchase Plan since the last Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership was filed by the Reporting Person. Such acquisitions are exempt from Section 16 concurrent reporting requirements pursuant to Rule 16b-3.
( 4 )Award of Class A Common Stock which vests on November 29, 2021 if the performance metric described in the applicable SIA is achieved. The performance metric is the achievement of a three year (fiscal 2019-2021) cumulative adjusted operating income target as set forth in the SIA. If the performance metric is not achieved, the award expires.
( 5 )Includes 8,779.732 shares of Class A Common Stock which vest on December 1, 2018 if the performance metric described in the applicable SIA is achieved; 7,477.704 shares of Class A Common Stock which vest on November 18, 2019 if the performance metric described in the applicable SIA is achieved; 5,253.773 shares of Class A Common Stock which vest on November 13, 2020 if the performance metric described in the applicable SIA is achieved; and 7,152.474 shares of Class A Common Stock which vest on November 29, 2021 if the performance metric described in the applicable SIA is achieved.
( 6 )The stock options vest at 33 1/3% on each of the first, second, and third anniversary dates of the grant.
( 7 )Award of performance Class A Common Stock which vests on November 29, 2021 if the performance metrics described in the applicable SIA are achieved. The performance metrics set forth in the SIA are (1) achievement of a three year (fiscal 2019-2021) cumulative operating income target and (2) a favorable comparison of the relative total shareholder return of the Issuer's Class A Common Stock compared to a predetermined peer group of publicly traded companies over a three year (fiscal 2019-2021) period. Subject to the achievement of the performance metrics, the performance shares could vest at a level of 50 to 200 percent and are reported as derivative securities at the 200 percent level. If neither of the performance metrics are achieved, the award expires.

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