Kellogg Company Files Required Sworn Statements with the SEC Verifying Financial Results

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug 12, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Carlos M. Gutierrez and Chief Financial Officer John A. Bryant have filed sworn statements pursuant to Section 21 (a) (1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The statements certify without exception Kellogg Company's most recent quarterly financial reports and annual report. They are provided in compliance with a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) order issued June 27 requiring the top officials of 947 companies to issue such statements and "personally attest that the Companies' most recent periodic reports are materially truthful and complete or explain why such a statement would not be correct."

Kellogg Company's sworn certification, which was not due until early November, was also reviewed with the Kellogg Company Board of Directors Audit Committee.

About Kellogg Company

With 2001 sales of about $8 billion, Kellogg Company is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles, meat alternatives, pie crusts, and ice cream cones. The company's brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, Murray, Austin, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Carr's, Plantation, Ready Crust, and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 19 countries and marketed in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit Kellogg's web site at