SEC Form 4
FORM 4 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
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
TYSON JOHN H

(Last) (First) (Middle)
P O BOX 2020

(Street)
SPRINGDALE AR 72765

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TYSON FOODS INC [ TSN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
05/11/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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 03/15/2012 J (1) V 1,162 A $0 109,748 I Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Class A Common Stock 1,000 I by Son
Class A Common Stock 1,000 I by Daughter
Class A Common Stock 03/15/2012 J (2) V 174 A $0 1,365,652 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 M 200,000 A $9.64 1,565,652 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 500 D $19.76 1,565,152 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 8,576 D $19.75 1,556,576 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 1,200 D $19.74 1,555,376 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 1,899 D $19.72 1,553,477 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 17,658 D $19.71 1,535,819 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 14,000 D $19.7 1,521,819 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 13,700 D $19.69 1,508,119 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 600 D $19.68 1,507,519 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 2,800 D $19.67 1,504,719 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 9,791 D $19.66 1,494,928 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 37,000 D $19.65 1,457,928 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 2,400 D $19.64 1,455,528 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 700 D $19.6401 1,454,828 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 100 D $19.635 1,454,728 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 100 D $19.6329 1,454,628 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 6,600 D $19.63 1,448,028 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 5,678 D $19.62 1,442,350 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 9,594 D $19.61 1,432,756 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 3,204 D $19.6 1,429,552 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 100 D $19.595 1,429,452 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 1,300 D $19.59 1,428,152 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 800 D $19.58 1,427,352 D
Class A Common Stock 05/11/2012 S 200 D $19.57 1,427,152 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 (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 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 (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (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: 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) $9.64 05/11/2012 M 200,000 10/10/2004 10/10/2012 Class A Common Stock 200,000 $9.64 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents 1,162 shares of the Issuer's Class A Common Stock purchased for the Reporting Person's account under the Issuer's Employee Stock Purchase Plan or received pursuant to a dividend reinvestment feature under the Issuer's stock plans since the last Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership was filed by the Reporting Person. Such acquistions are exempt from Section 16 reporting requirements pursuant to Rule 16b-3.
2. Represents 174 shares of the Issuer's Class A Common Stock received by the Reporting Person pursuant to a dividend reinvestment feature under the Issuer's stock plans since the last Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership was filed by the Reporting Person. Such acquisition is exempt from Section 16 reporting requirements pursuant to Rule 16a-11.
Nathan Hodne by Power of Attorney for John Tyson 05/15/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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