CEO Ken Powell said:
We see it as a business issue that's not good for our state, our employees and our company. We did not do it as a public relations move.Two other shareholders commended General Mills for its stance. One agreed that changing the state constitution over marriage rights is a business issue. Another said simply, "I would like to commend you for taking a stand on discrimination of any kind in the workplace."
And NOM's take? General Mills Shareholders Take Company to Task Over SSM Endorsement. What a surprise.