ORRVILLE, Ohio, Oct 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The board of directors of The J. M. Smucker Company /quotes/comstock/13*!sjm/quotes/nls/sjm (SJM 63.50, +0.94, +1.50%) declared a $0.40 per share dividend on the common shares of the Company to be paid on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Friday, November 12, 2010.

The Company will conduct its second quarter fiscal 2011 earnings conference call and webcast on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Earnings will be released on the morning of the call. The live webcast can be accessed from the Company’s website at www.smuckers.com

About The J. M. Smucker Company

For more than 110 years, The J. M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help families create memorable mealtime moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of fruit spreads, retail packaged coffee, peanut butter, shortening and oils, ice cream toppings, sweetened condensed milk, and health and natural foods beverages in North America. Its family of brands includes Smucker’s(R), Folgers(R), Dunkin’ Donuts(R), Jif(R), Crisco(R), Pillsbury(R), Eagle Brand(R), R.W. Knudsen Family(R), Hungry Jack(R), White Lily(R) and Martha White(R) in the United States, along with Robin Hood(R), Five Roses(R), Carnation(R), Europe’s Best(R) and Bick’s(R) in Canada. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. The Company has appeared on FORTUNE Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States 12 times, ranking number one in 2004. For more information about the Company, visit www.smuckers.com.

The J. M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks, except Pillsbury, the Barrelhead logo and the Doughboy character are trademarks of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license; Carnation is a trademark of Societe des Produits Nestle S.A., used under license; and Dunkin’ Donuts is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder, LLC, used under license. Borden and Elsie are trademarks used under license.