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Our People. Our Values. Our Behaviors. Matter.

I’m pleased to present Bob Evans Farms’ Values.

Our values represent how our employees treat each other. Along with our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, these values are meant to set expectations, shape our behaviors, guide our decision making and further develop our culture. They highlight the importance of our people to the mission of our company.

As you review the following information, please learn these values, understand them and make them your own, as they are the foundation for everything we do.

Mark Delahanty
President and CEO

Our Company History

For more than 70 years, Bob Evans Farms has been delivering farm–fresh goodness–delicious, quick–to–table farm-fresh foods that are sold in grocery stores all over the country.

Today, we are proud to be the #1 selling refrigerated dinner sides, including many varieties of mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese. We’re also a leading producer and distributor of over 60 varieties of sausage and bacon products, egg whites, frozen handheld breakfast items and other convenience foods.

Our success is built on the basics: high–quality, farm–fresh, quick-to-table food, carefully made to meet the needs of today’s busy families. We do all the washing, peeling, seasoning and cooking, so you can enjoy extra mealtime with your family and spend less prep time in the kitchen.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission

Create farm–inspired food that makes
mealtime a little bit easier and a lot
more delicious.

Our Vision

Be the market leader in delivering real,
wholesome, feel–good favorites for busy,
everyday people.

Our Values

Our values are our compass. They guide every decision and can’t be compromised, and reflect that our people and their behaviors matter.

Value #1 – Put Safety First

Nothing is worth making if those who make it and those who consume it aren’t safe.

How can you Put Safety First at work?

Safety is always on your mind. You call out unsafe behaviors and processes.
You follow your safety training to the letter and you don’t tolerate anyone cutting corners. You ask for help when you need it. You proactively identify and share opportunities for enhanced safety in your work environment.

Value #2 – Win Together

Strive to succeed as a collaborative, inclusive and diverse team.

How can you Win Together at work?

You seek what is best for Bob Evans Farms. You’re open to others’ ideas. You consider how best to engage teammates and enable their contributions. You see your coworkers for who they are. You seek out diverse perspectives and invite feedback to help improve the outcome.

Value #3 – Do the Right Thing

Act appropriately and with good intentions. Make decisions with integrity.

How can you Do the Right Thing at work?

You are honest and act with integrity. You are mindful of how you speak to others and share feedback in a productive manner. You are quick to admit mistakes and work to correct them. If you say you’ll do something, you do it. You make the right choice even when it’s hard.

Value #4 – Be Courageous

Challenge the status quo and have the courage to adapt to change.

How can you Be Courageous at work?

You share your ideas, even if they are controversial or go against established norms. You make tough decisions when needed. You know when you need help and aren’t afraid to ask for it. You are not afraid to fail and try different approaches until you succeed. You are flexible when presented with changes in processes, procedures or goals. You question actions that are inconsistent with our values, regardless of title.

Value # 5 – Drive for Results

Do better than our competitors and be accountable for results.

How can you Drive for Results at work?

You push yourself to accomplish important work and exceed goals. You demonstrate consistently strong performance that sets a standard for others to follow. You share your ideas to improve your workplace. You take responsibility for your work and your results, and constantly strive to improve. You hold other employees accountable for doing their respective parts to drive strong results.

We’re Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Commitment Statement

At Bob Evans Farms, our brand and business focus on people; those who consume and make our products, along with the communities in which we operate and serve. Our work environment and culture reinforce that ALL our employees and their behaviors matter; that they can come, stay and contribute their very best work. Doing so positions us as both a brand leader and employer–of–choice.

To ensure our success, best practices in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be integrated into all we do–at all levels of the organization, across every facility and community we work in and support. We believe Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are enabling business strategies and practices that will lead to better performance, stronger innovation and deeper connections between our employees, suppliers, communities and consumers.

Each of us shares the responsibility to foster an environment and build a culture that embraces our differences. Collectively, they inspire how we operate and leverage the diverse ideas, experiences and perspectives of every employee and partner. The things we do together on this journey will be what set us apart from our competitors and allow us to truly win together in market.

Our Executive Team

Mark Delahanty
President and CEO

Mike McCoy
Thyme Hill
John Broekema
SVP Sales
David McBeain
SVP Manufacturing Operations
Devra Cornell

Colin Daly
General Counsel
Manuel Ortega
VP R&D, Innovation
Andy Norman
VP and CIO

Sean McCarthy
VP Supply Chain

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