As part of the seven sell contracts with Merrill Lynch, Pirece, Fenner & Smith and JPMorgan, the Tyson Limited Partnership will release 7m shares in Tyson Food from the Tyson family’s holdings.


In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange it was revealed that JPMorgan will receive 1m shares on 25 July, Merrill Lynch will receive 2m shares on 22 August and a further 4m on 20 February 2007.


The Tyson Limited Partnership owns 93.8m shares of Class B common stock, all convertible to one share of Class A stock.


The SEC filing stated that the Tyson Limited Partnership expects to sell more shares in Tyson Foods as part of a continued plan to diversify the holdings. No further details were provided.