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2016

WH Group debuted in the Fortune Global 500 list and ranked 495th. It also ranked 16th in the Food, Beverage and Tobacco sector and was the only Chinese food and beverage enterprise on the list.

Our Company jumped to 666th in the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2016 and topped Chinese corporations for a second consecutive year.

2015

WH Group's Zhengzhou American-style packaged meat products factory started operations.

Our Company debuted in the Fortune China 500 list and ranked 35th, as well as the first among fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) enterprises.

Our Company debuted in the Forbes Global 2000 list and ranked 785th overall.

2014

Our Company changed its name to WH Group Limited.

Our Company listed on Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and became a Constituent of the Hang Seng Composite Large Cap Index and the MSCI Hong Kong Index.

2013

Our Company acquired Smithfield, the largest pork processor and hog producer in the world, as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

2012

Shuanghui Group and Rotary Vortex increased their interests in Shuanghui Development pursuant to an asset swap in which Shuanghui Group and Rotary Vortex injected assets engaged in the businesses of slaughtering, meat processing and other related operations into Shuanghui Development.

2008

Smithfield focused its business by divesting its beef operations and by later divesting its turkey business as well, making pork its sole focus.

2006

CDH Shine and Goldman Sachs acquired Henan Luohe Shuanghui Industry Group Co., Ltd. ("Shuanghui Group").

2003

Smithfield acquired Farmland Foods, the sixth-largest U.S. pork processor.

2001

Smithfield acquired Moyer Packing and Packerland Holdings to form Smithfield Beef Group, the fifth-largest beef processor in the U.S.

2000

Our first fully modernized hog processing line commenced operation in Luohe. It heralded the development of our modernized hog processing and packaged meats production facilities strategically located in northeastern China, Beijing and surrounding areas, central China, the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta and southwestern China.

Smithfield acquired Murphy Farms, the largest hog producer in the U.S. The combined hog raising entity, Murphy-Brown LLC, made Smithfield the leading hog producer in the world.

1999

The "Shuanghui" brand was designated as a "National Well-known Trademark" by State Administration for Industry & Commerce of the People's Republic of China (SAIC).

Smithfield acquired Carroll's Foods, which made Smithfield the largest hog producer in the U.S.

1998

Shuanghui Development, then named as Henan Shuanghui Industrial Co., Ltd., was listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Shuanghui Development is primarily engaged in the businesses of meat processing and the production and sale of packaged meat products.

1995

Smithfield acquired John Morrell, which expanded Smithfield to a national scale in the U.S.

1994

Shuanghui Group was established as a state-owned enterprise. After its establishment, Shuanghui Group continued to expand its size and scope of meat processing operations through a series of investments.

1992

The first ham sausage under the "Shuanghui" brand was introduced to the market.

Smithfield opened the United States' largest hog processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina.

1989

The "Shuanghui" brand was established.

1984

Mr. Wan Long, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, was elected to be the general manager of Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factory.

1977

Luohe Cold Storage was renamed as Luohe Meat Products Processing United Factory.

1958

Luohe Cold Storage, the state-owned meat processing plant in Luohe, Henan Province, was established.