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TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Cains Foods

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OAK BROOK, Ill., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cains Foods, L.P., a privately owned Ayer, Mass. based manufacturer of shelf stable mayonnaise, dressings and sauces, with approximately $80 million in annual revenue.  The Cains' product portfolio offers retail and foodservice customers a wide array of packaging sizes, sold under both private label store brands and the Cains, Naturally Delicious and Olde Cape Cod brands.

TreeHouse has agreed to pay $35 million in cash for the business, subject to adjustments for working capital and taxes.  The transaction is expected to have a neutral impact on TreeHouse's earnings in 2013, but is expected to positively impact 2014 earnings by approximately $0.05 per share.  The transaction is expected to close within 30 days, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, and will be financed through borrowings under TreeHouse's existing $750 million credit facility.

"Cains has a nearly 100 year tradition of manufacturing high quality products, and this is a very good business with experienced management and a dedicated team of employees," said Sam K. Reed, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TreeHouse Foods.  "Cains will be a great fit within the TreeHouse family, rounding out our industry leading assortment of private label pourable and spoonable dressings."

ABOUT CAINS

Cains Foods L.P., headquartered in Ayer, Massachusetts, manufactures shelf stable mayonnaise, dressings and sauces in a variety of packaging formats and sizes, including single serve cups and pouches, tubs, retail glass and multi-serve food away from home sizes.  Products are sold under the Cains, Naturally Delicious and Olde Cape Cod brands and private label for leading food service distributors, national chains and retailers.  The company's facilities include its owned food processing plant and leased distribution facility in Ayer.  Cains employs approximately 100 people.

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