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  1. the company’s ability to execute on and realize the expected benefits from the actions it intends to take as a result of its recent strategy and portfolio review,
  2. the ability to differentiate its products and protect its category leading positions, especially in soup;
  3. the ability to complete and to realize the projected benefits of planned divestitures and other business portfolio changes;
  4. the ability to realize the projected benefits, including cost synergies, from the recent acquisitions of Snyder’s-Lance and Pacific Foods;
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Our Plan

Campbell recently announced significant actions following its Board-led strategy and portfolio review to improve performance and drive shareholder value. These actions include:

Renewed Focus

Focusing the company on two distinct businesses, Campbell Snacks and Campbell Meals & Beverages, in its core North American market.

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Divestitures to Focus Portfolio and Reduce Debt

Pursuing the divestitures of non-core businesses to focus and improve the company’s portfolio; proceeds will be used to significantly reduce debt.

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Increased Cost Savings

Increasing cost savings target to $945 million by end of FY2022, including the expected Snyder’s-Lance savings.

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Renewed Focus

Our vision for Campbell is to be a leading, focused snacks and simple meals company, with a portfolio of best-in-class products and brands in our core North American market. We believe this will generate sustainable value for our shareholders, our customers, our consumers and our employees.

Campbell benefits from high brand equity with consumers, strong product attributes, and enviable market positions.

Focused Portfolio for Growth & Shareholder Value Creation

Campbell Snacks

Campbell Meals & Beverages

Our Competitive Advantages

High brand equity with consumers

More than 95% of all U.S. households have a Campbell’s product in their home1

Strong product

In the most important attribute for consumers (Taste), Campbell is ranked higher than competitors across 7 of 8 categories in which it competes2

Enviable market

#1 or #2 in 6 categories
(Soup, Salsa/Picante, Italian sauce, Pretzels, Crackers, Kettle Chips). Strong market share across core categories3

1IRI All-Outlet for 52 Weeks Ending 7/29/18.
2Campbell consumer perception survey conducted July 2018.
3Brand and category growth from IRI.

Campbell Snacks



Market Size

Market Position

Sandwich Crackers
Kettle Chips
Organic/Natural Tortilla Chips
Source: IRI MULO L52W through July 29, 2018
Based on IRI’s Snyder’s-Lance custom definitions

Campbell Meals & Beverages



Market Size

Market Position

Wet Soup
Italian Sauce
Shelf Stable Juice

Notes: Rankings of brands exclude Private Label/Store brands. Campbells Wet Soup ranking includes CSC Condensed & RTS businesses.
V8 Portfolio includes brands V8 Vegetable, V8 Splash, Campbells TJ, V8 +Energy, V8 Blends.

Source: IRI InfoScan, Total U.S. MULO 52 Weeks Ending July 29, 2018.

Increased focus and discipline are key tenets of Campbell’s plan, including managing our portfolio of brands based on two differentiated operating strategies. Through this approach, we will be able to better allocate capital and resources and truly differentiate how we manage our brands.

Brands Managed Within Two Differentiated Operating Strategies

Drive Profitable Growth

44% of FY18 Net Sales*

The first strategy applies to brand franchises that will be managed to drive profitable growth.

  • Large and exciting brands
  • Outpace category growth
  • Investments in innovation and consumer engagement

Maximize Margin & Cash Flow

56% of FY18 Net Sales*

The second applies to brand franchises that will be managed to maximize margins and cash flow.

  • Scale brands
  • Generate consistent profit and cash flow
  • Investments to maintain market-leading positions
*Pro forma fiscal 2018 data based on fiscal 2018 Campbell Net sales including fiscal year net sales estimate for Snyder’s-Lance and Pacific Foods, and the assumed completion of planned divestitures of Campbell International and Campbell Fresh.

Divestitures to Focus Portfolio and Reduce Debt

A major lever to drive Campbell’s more focused portfolio includes plans to divest non-core businesses, with proceeds to be used to significantly reduce debt and strengthen the balance sheet.

Pursuing Divestitures of Non-Core Businesses

Campbell International

  • #1 biscuit brand in Australia
  • A leading supplier of Danish butter cookies in China & Hong Kong

Campbell Fresh

  • Portfolio consists of organic beverages, dressings, and carrots
  • Portfolio consists of refrigerated salsa, hummus, and dips
Operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan.
  • Proposed divestitures represent ~$2.1 billion in annual net sales (FY2018)
  • Engaged leading financial advisers
  • Proceeds intended to be used to significantly reduce debt & strengthen balance sheet
  • Targeting a pro-forma EBITDA leverage ratio of 3.0x by the end of FY2021
  • Additional actions under consideration to further focus and refine portfolio against go-forward strategy

Increased Cost Savings

To reflect our leaner, more focused and agile enterprise, we plan to reduce costs and increase our asset efficiency. Overall, our programs will bring our total cost savings target to $945 million by the end of FY2022.

Focus on Increased Cost Savings & Asset Efficiency

  • $150 million in new, expanded cost savings efforts
    Streamline organization, expand zero-based budgeting and optimize manufacturing network
  • Incremental to existing $500 million program and previously announced $295 million in target savings from Snyder’s-Lance integration
  • Total savings target of $945 million by end of FY2022
  • Additional $350 million in Free Cash Flow through efficiencies in working capital and more disciplined CapEx

Savings Achievedas of Q4 FY18 vs Targets
Statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. See “Cautionary Factors That May Affect Future Results” in Item 7 and “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of our Form 10-K.