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William Wrigley Jr. Company

Stock Symbol: WWY

PO BOX 3900

William Wrigley Jr. Company Industry:
Consumer Products/Food Processing

William Wrigley Jr. Company Description:
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company is a recognized leader in the confectionery field and the world’s largest manufacturer and marketing of chewing gums. The company was founded in 1891 and has been publicly traded on the New York and Midwest Stock Exchanges since 1923. rigley is committed to achieving generational growth and prosperity for our stakeholders. To achieve this mission, we are executing against a long-term strategic business plan based on six key objectives. Those objectives include: Boosting our core chewing gum business Expanding business geographically and into new channels Diversifying our product lines in “close to home” areas Focusing on innovation in our products, marketing and business processes Delivering the highest quality at lowest costs Growing and developing our Wrigley people around the world We will achieve our growth through both internal development and strategic acquisitions. To gain sustainable global competitive advantage, we will pursue excellence in execution, innovation, brand building, worldwide distribution, and merchandising. Wrigley products are sold in over 150 countries. In each geographic region, our goal is to deliver the quality synonymous with the Wrigley name while tailoring flavors and product benefits to address the tastes and needs of local consumers. Wrigley has production facilities in 12 countries and offices in 34 countries and over 10,000 employees worldwide.

William Wrigley Jr. Company Financial Summary:

William Wrigley Jr. Company Business Summary:
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company engages in the manufacture and sale of chewing gum and other confectionery products, both in the United States and abroad. It also manufactures products other than chewing gum or confectionery products through its two domestic wholly owned associated companies, L. A. Dreyfus Company and Northwestern Flavors, LLC. L. A. Dreyfus produces chewing gum base for the company's domestic and international production facilities, and for third party gum manufacturers in the United States and abroad. Northwestern Flavors processes flavorings and rectifies mint oil for the company’s domestic and international production facilities. The company’s direct customers include vending distributors, concessionaires, and other customers purchasing in wholesale quantities. It markets its products primarily through distributors, wholesalers, corporate chains, and cooperative buying groups that distribute the product through retail outlets. As of December 31, 2004, Wm. Wrigley manufactured its products in 4 factories in the United States and 15 factories in other countries. The company was founded in 1891 by William Wrigley Jr. and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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