ABOUT THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANYThe WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded Plant-based Foods and Beverages, Coffee Creamers and Beverages, and Premium Dairy products throughout North America and Europe. The Company is focused on providing consumers with innovative, great-tasting food and beverage choices that meet their increasing desires for nutritious, flavorful, convenient, and responsibly produced products. The Company’s widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk® Plant-based Foods and Beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES® Coffee Creamers and Beverages, and Horizon Organic® Premium Dairy products. Its popular European brands of Plant-based Foods and Beverages include Alpro® and Provamel®.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Some of the statements in this press release are “forward-looking” and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These “forward-looking” statements include statements relating to, among other things, projections of preliminary second quarter 2013 net sales, operating income, net income and earnings per share, on an adjusted and GAAP basis, and growth of our business. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from the statements set forth in this press release. The Company’s second quarter 2013 financial results are subject to the completion of our review and the review of our independent registered public accounting firm, and our financial and operating results depend on a variety of economic, competitive, and governmental factors, including raw material availability and costs, the demand for the Company’s products, and the Company’s ability to access capital under its credit facilities or otherwise, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and which are described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company’s ability to profit from its branding initiatives depends on a number of factors, including consumer acceptance of the Company’s products. The Company cannot control the timing, manner, and completion of the planned disposition by Dean Foods of its remaining ownership interest in the Company, and any such disposition could be subject to various conditions, including satisfactory market conditions and the continued application of Dean Foods’ private letter ruling from the IRS. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to such statements to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any changes in the events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.
Unaudited Pro Forma Adjusted Condensed Consolidated Financial InformationThe WhiteWave Foods Company ("WhiteWave", "our", "we", "us", or the "Company") was incorporated on July 17, 2012 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dean Foods to acquire the capital stock of WWF Operating Company ("WWF Opco"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dean Foods. Prior to our initial public offering, WWF Opco held substantially all of the historical assets and liabilities related to our business that we acquired pursuant to the contribution described below. We had nominal assets and no liabilities, and conducted no operations prior to the completion of our initial public offering.
On October 31, 2012, we completed our initial public offering and sold 23,000,000 shares of Class A common stock to the public at a price of $17.00 per share. Prior to completion of our initial public offering, Dean Foods contributed all of the capital stock of WWF Opco to WhiteWave in exchange for 150,000,000 shares of Class B common stock.