Tuesday, November 1, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: November 1

Nov. 1, 2001 – “General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) today celebrated its first official day as a new global company, following the closing of its acquisition of worldwide Pillsbury operations from Diageo plc (LSE: DGE; NYSE: DEO).

To commemorate the first day of trading as the new General Mills, company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sanger rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, while the Pillsbury Doughboy, the Trix Rabbit and other General Mills mascots handed out ‘blue chip’ cookies to traders on the floor.”


Pillsbury Doughboy


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