Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” “the Company,” or “Lamb Weston”), along with its joint venture partners, is a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products and is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho. We, along with our joint venture partners, are the number one supplier of value-added frozen potato products in North America. We are also a leading supplier of value-added frozen potato products internationally, with a strong and growing presence in high-growth emerging markets. We, along with our joint venture partners, offer a broad product portfolio to a diverse channel and customer base in over 100 countries. French fries represent the majority of our value-added frozen potato product portfolio.
We were organized as a Delaware corporation in July 2016, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Conagra Brands, Inc. (formerly, ConAgra Foods, Inc., “Conagra”). On November 9, 2016, we separated from Conagra and became an independent publicly traded company through the pro rata distribution by Conagra of 100% of our outstanding common stock to Conagra stockholders (“Separation” or “spinoff”). As a result of the Separation, approximately 146 million shares of our common stock were distributed on November 9, 2016, to Conagra stockholders. On November 10, 2016, our common stock began trading under the ticker symbol “LW” on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).
In connection with the Separation, we entered into a separation and distribution agreement and several other agreements with Conagra, including a transition services agreement, tax matters agreement, employee matters agreement, and trademark license agreement. These agreements governed the relationship between us and Conagra following the Separation and provided for the allocation of various assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of the parties. These agreements also included arrangements for transition services provided by Conagra to Lamb Weston. For a discussion of these agreements, see the section entitled “Relationship with ConAgra After the Spinoff” in our registration statement on Form 10, as amended, as filed with the SEC on October 17, 2016 (“Form 10”), and Note 14, Related Party Transactions,