The J. M. Smucker Company, Orrville, Ohio (NYSE: SJM), announced today its third quarter results. Sales for the third quarter ended January 31, 2001 were $151,020,000, compared to $150,428,000 in the prior year third quarter. Earnings per share for the three-month period were $.29 compared to $.28 last year, excluding the impact of non-recurring charges of $.11 per share in last year's third quarter. On a diluted basis, earnings per share were even with last year at $.28, excluding the prior year's nonrecurring charges.