Mizkan Euro-Americas Announces Agreement To Acquire UK Sweet Pickle And Relish Business From Premier Foods

Mizkan Euro-Americas Announces Agreement To Acquire UK Sweet Pickle And Relish
                         Business From Premier Foods

PR Newswire

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 31, 2012

MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mizkan, a leading global
condiment manufacturer, today announced the signing of a conditional agreement
to purchase the U.K. based Branston sweet pickle and table sauces business
from Premier Foods plc.

"We are excited to further expand the Mizkan product portfolio as we grow our
business base in the U.K. and across Europe," said Craig Smith, President and
CEO of Mizkan Euro-Americas. "The Branston brand has a loyal consumer
following, and we look forward to continuing this legacy by providing quality
products for generations to come."

The acquisition includes Branston sweet pickle, ketchup, relish, salad cream
and mayonnaise condiments, together with significant private label business
and the Company's Bury St Edmunds factory in Suffolk, England. Completion of
the acquisition is subject to approval by Premier Foods' shareholders and
consent from its banking syndicate. The sale is expected to close by the end
of January 2013.

About Mizkan Americas
Mizkan Americas is a leading condiment producer in the North America selling
across all channels of trade including branded retail, private label retail,
food service, and food ingredients. Mizkan's leading retail condiment brands
include Holland House^® cooking wines, Nakano^® rice vinegars, World Harbors^®
marinades and sauces, El Diablo mustard and Border Foods^®, the nation's
oldest and most established processors of green chile, jalapeño and tomatillo
peppers and manufacturers of enchilada sauces for both the branded and private
label markets. Mizkan is a leading Asian condiment supplier in the retail and
foodservice channels of trade. Mizkan's food ingredients division supplies
ingredients to numerous well known food manufacturers across several
categories.

About The Mizkan Group
The Mizkan Group, a global food manufacturer, is the parent company of Mizkan
Americas. The Mizkan Group is a 200+-year old privately held international
food manufacturer, based in Handa City, Japan. The Mizkan Group has a stable
of well- known international brands, under the "mizkan" umbrella brand and is
a leader in the

liquid condiment category. The Mizkan Group has operating facilities around
the globe, including Japan, China, the United Kingdom, the United States,
Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong & Taiwan.

MEDIA CONTACT:
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SOURCE Mizkan Euro-Americas

Website: http://www.mizkan.com
 
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