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Landec Corporation Reports Third Quarter And First Nine Months Fiscal Year 2012 Results

For the fourth quarter, we are projecting that revenues will be slightly higher than the $68.1 million realized in the fourth quarter last year. We are projecting that diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012 will be approximately $0.08 to $0.09 per share. As mentioned above, we expect for the full year that revenues will grow 9% to 10% and that net income will grow approximately 40%, after adding back the one-time impairment charge of $4.8 million to net income for fiscal year 2011.

The increase in net income during the third quarter and the decrease in net income in the fourth quarter compared to our prior guidance are due to the timing of the recording of the change in the fair market value of our investment in Windset. Based on a recent appraisal of Windset it was determined that the change in the fair market value of our investment for fiscal year 2012 will be $5.8 million. In addition, based on the appraisal, it was determined that $4.7 million of the $5.8 million should be recorded for the nine months ended February 26, 2012, which resulted in $3.5 million being recorded in the third quarter and the remaining $1.1 million to be recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012. In our prior guidance, we had assumed that the majority of the annual fair market value adjustment would occur in the fourth quarter not the third quarter of fiscal year 2012. Operationally, Windset is ahead of its plan for the twelve months ended May 27, 2012 and this improved performance will be reflected in the $5.8 million change in the fair market value of our investment for fiscal year 2012.

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