Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including with respect to the anticipated restatement of historical financial results. These forward-looking statements are preceded by terms such as “expects,” “anticipates” or “believes.” These forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to the company. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Consequently, Hillshire Brands wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include factors relating to the timing and nature of the final results of the D.E MASTER BLENDERS investigation and resolution of the accounting issues discussed in this press release; changes in the ranges of estimates and adjustments in this press release and resolution of other accounting issues generally resulting from the completion of the audit of Hillshire Brands’ annual financial statements; and the timing and completion of the Hillshire Brands annual audit. Hillshire Brands undertakes no obligation to update or correct any forward-looking statement made herein due to the occurrence of events after the issuance of this press release, except as required under applicable federal securities law. About The Hillshire Brands Company The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation’s leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The company generates nearly $4 billion in annual sales and has approximately 8,500 employees. Hillshire Brands’ portfolio includes iconic brands such as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Sara Lee frozen bakery and Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal brands Aidells and Gallo Salame. The company, formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation, began trading under the “HSH” ticker symbol on June 29, 2012, following the successful spinoff of its international coffee and tea business. For more information on the company, please visit www.hillshirebrands.com.