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Porticus Offices: Correspondence

Beatrice Technologies, Inc.
Subsidiary of Beatrice Companies, Inc.
Attn: General Inquiries
PO Box 7724
Phoenix, AZ 85011-7724

HR Operations (Benefits Information)
312-782-3820 ext. 3805

Beatrice Retirement & Benefits Information Manual

Comprehensive manual for current and former Beatrice employees. This manual contains key contacts for life insurance, retirement benefits, and stock certificates.

Historical Retirement Information

The following manuals are for historical purposes only, and should not be used for your retirement income plan or stock ownership information. It must be noted that the original Beatrice Retirement Income Plan contract was changed in 1989 to Principal Financial Group, and the BI42145- Beatrice Retirement & Benefits Information manual should contain your particular contact for your benefits.

Beatrice Foods Co. Retirement Income Plan (BRIP) 1977
Beatrice Foods Co. Employee Stock Ownership Plan 1977
Beatrice Foods Co. Key Employee Stock Option Plan 1970

Use of Prints Form

For individuals, educational institutions, publishing firms or government requesting use of any of our extensive audio, video, or print images, filling out this form is required before the use of such material is permitted for reproduction.

BI42088- Use of Prints Form

Beatrice Contact Form

Appraisal of Historical Items

To inquire about the value of your personal Beatrice, Bell (AT&T, Western Electric), Borden or other historical paper items or equipment, please use the below links: The appraisal services are independent of The Porticus Centre and have trained specialist in various categories that will help in determining the true value of your item(s). At Porticus, we do not know the value of items, we simply are a historical database of documentation.


How To Find Out What it’s Worth

Repair and Maintenance of Phone Equipment (Pre-Divestiture) Western Electric, Northern Electric

To inquire about how to repair or maintain your Western Electric, Northern Electric or other pre-divestiture phone equipment, please visit the “Yellow Pages” section of the Bell System Memorial web site.

Retiree Contact Information

(To inquire about your retiree benefits, please contact the appropriate group listed here).

If you worked for any of the Bell companies or their subsidiaries, you must go to the the web link and contact the appropriate retiree group. Important note. The Lucent Retirees Organization handles Western Electric retiree benefits.

AT&T, Western Electric (Lucent), Verizon, Qwest (US West), Bell Canada

If you worked for Borden, Inc., you would need to contact them directly.

180 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215-3799

(614) 225-4000

Shareowner Services Contact Information

(To inquire about your stock benefits, please contact the appropriate group listed here).

If you owned AT&T stock, you would need to contact AT&T Investor Services.

For account information, stock transfers, dividend reinvestment, direct stock purchases or to enroll in an IRA, contact:

Stockholder Services

AT&T Inc.
c/o Computershare Trust Company N.A.
P.O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940-3078

If you owned Lucent Technologies stock, you would need to contact Alcatel-Lucent Investor Services.

Investor Relations

Alcatel-Lucent welcomes your questions and comments.

(908) 582-6173 (US Office)
0800 354 354 (toll-free for investors within France)

Stock Transfer Agent

If you have questions about the exchange of your Lucent common stock for Alcatel-Lucent ADSs, please call The Bank of New York Mellon at 866-406-6662 (within the U.S.) or 212-815-3700 (outside the U.S. and Canada) Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Bank of New York Mellon
P.O. Box 11018
New York, NY 10286-1018

For general information and any non-exchange related questions about your account, please contact
The Bank of New York Mellon at:
(888) 582-3686 (toll-free within the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico)
(212) 815-3700, company code 3460 (international from outside the U.S.)

If you owned Bell Canada Enterprises (Bell Canada) stock, you would need to contact BCE Investor Services.

Investor Relations

1, Carrefour Alexander Graham Bell
Building A, 6th Floor
Verdun (Quebec), H3E 3B3

(800) 339-6353

Stock Transfer Agent

Computershare Trust Company of Canada
100 University Avenue, 9th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2Y1

(800) 561-0934 (Toll free in Canada and the U.S.)
(514) 982-7555

Mailing address for Dividend Reinvestment Plan inquiries only:
PO Box 4602
Station A
Toronto, Ontario M5W 4Y7

If you owned Beatrice Foods Company stock, you would need to contact ConAgra Investor Services.

Investor Relations

(for analyst/investor inquiries)
(402) 240-4154

Stock Transfer Agent

(individual shareholder account matters)

A transfer agent is an agency appointed by a corporation to maintain shareowner records, including, purchases, sales and account balances, and to resolve issues regarding certificates.

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services
161 N Concord Exchange
PO Box 64856
Saint Paul, MN 55164-0856

(800) 214-0349

If the transfer agent is unable to answer your questions, please contact ConAgra directly at (402) 240-4005.

If you owned Qwest Communications (US West) stock, you would need to contact Qwest Investor Services.

For shareowner or individual investor related inquiries, please contact us at:

Shareowner Services

Qwest Communications
Investor Relations
1801 California Street, 51st Floor
Denver, CO 80202

(800) 567-7296

Investor Information

To hear recorded information including the latest earnings and news releases, stock quotes and FAQs, dial toll-free 877-877-7978. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Stock Transfer Agent

Qwest Shareowner Relations
c/o BNY Mellon Shareholder Services
PO Box 358015
Pittsburgh, PA 15252-8015

(877) 268-2263 (Toll-free)
(201-680-6820 (International callers)

Qwest Shareowner Relations
c/o BNY Mellon Shareholder Services
480 Washington Blvd.

Jersey City, NJ 07310-1900
(610) 312-5303 (International)

If you owned Verizon Communications (Bell Atlantic, NYNEX, GTE) stock, you would need to contact Verizon Investor Services.

If you are an institutional or individual investor, or an individual shareowner with investor-related questions, the following Shareowner Services and Investor Relations staff are available to assist you.

Investor Relations

Verizon Communications
c/o Computershare Trust Company N.A.
P.O. Box 43078
Providence, RI 02940-3078

(800) 631-2355 – Toll-free within the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
(781) 575-3994 – International direct dial from outside the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico