Engles continued, “Mengniu is the ideal partner for WhiteWave as it is a leading dairy company in China with a broad product portfolio, strong sales network and manufacturing capabilities, deep consumer expertise and a wide distribution network throughout China. Through the joint venture, WhiteWave will be extremely well positioned to expand its business to this important geography. Although we still have a lot of work to do before we begin distributing product, this is another compelling step for WhiteWave as we continue on our path to change the way the world eats for the better.”ABOUT THE WHITEWAVE FOODS COMPANY The 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 and organic produce 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, Horizon Organic® premium dairy products and Earthbound Farm® certified organic salads, fruits and vegetables. Its popular European brands of plant-based foods and beverages include Alpro® and Provamel®. To learn more about WhiteWave, visit www.whitewave.com; and for more information about Earthbound Farm, visit www.ebfarm.com. *The LAND O LAKES brand is owned by Land O’Lakes, Inc. and is used by license. ABOUT CHINA MENGNIU DAIRY COMPANY LIMITED China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited and its subsidiaries manufacture and distribute quality dairy products in China. It is one of the leading dairy product manufacturers in China, with MENGNIU as its core brand. The Group’s diversified products include liquid milk products, such as UHT milk, milk beverages and yogurt, ice cream and other dairy products such as milk powder and cheese. By the end of June 2013, the Group’s annual production capacity reached 7.59 million tons. Currently, the Group has 52 production plants throughout the country with its market spreading across China.