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Press Releases

In this section of the Purina News Center, you'll find our news releases. The releases are listed in chronological order and are archived by year.

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  • Dec 12, 2001

    Nestle S.A. announced that the merger of a Nestle subsidiary with Ralston Purina Company became effective today. The new organization will be called "Nestle Purina PetCare Company" and will be...

  • Nov 14, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share on the Company's Common Stock , payable on December 10, 2001, to shareholders of record at the...

  • Oct 30, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company today announced fourth quarter earnings before unusual items of $93,200,000 compared to $79,800,000 in the prior year quarter, an increase of 17 percent. Fourth quarter...

  • Jul 26, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company's Board of Directors at a regular meeting today declared a quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share on the Company's Common Stock , payable on September 10, 2001, to...

  • Jul 23, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company today announced third quarter earnings before unusual items of $86,200,000 compared to earnings from continuing operations before unusual items of $64,300,000 in the prior...

  • May 21, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company announced that at a special meeting today its shareholders approved a plan to merge with Nestle Holdings, Inc. "I'm delighted that the shareholder vote overwhelmingly...

  • Apr 23, 2001

    ST. LOUIS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Ralston Purina Company today announced second quarter earnings before unusual items of $77,900,000 compared to pro forma earnings from...

  • Apr 17, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company today announced that it received clearance from the Securities and Exchange Commission for its definitive proxy statement in connection with its merger with Nestle. The...

  • Mar 5, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company today announced that it received a second request for information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding its merger agreement with Nestle S.A. A Ralston spokesman...

  • Jan 23, 2001

    Ralston Purina Company will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 2:30 p.m. CST, January 25, 2001. Interested parties may access the audio portion of the meeting live via www.ralston.com ....