Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) (the “Company”) announced today the commencement of a secondary public offering of 9,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock by certain funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (collectively, the “Selling Stockholders”). The Company itself is not selling any shares and will not receive any proceeds from the proposed offering, and it will not change the number of shares of the Company’s common stock that are currently outstanding. The underwriter may offer the shares of Company common stock in transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market rates or at negotiated prices. Citigroup is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering. A shelf registration statement (including prospectus) relating to the shares is effective with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement, when available, may be obtained from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (Tel: 800-831-9146). This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The offering of these shares of common stock is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related prospectus. About Berry Plastics Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of over $4.6 billion in fiscal 2013. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY.
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