Diamond Foods Announces Results of Annual Meeting

Diamond Foods Announces Results of Annual Meeting

Stockholders Approve All Proposals Recommended by Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamond Foods, Inc.
(Nasdaq:DMND) today announced the results of voting at its annual meeting of
stockholders, which was held today. At the meeting, stockholders approved all
the proposals recommended by the Company's Board of Directors in its proxy
statement dated December 10, 2012, including:

  *The election of Alison Davis, Brian J. Driscoll and Nigel A. Rees as Class
    I directors to serve on the Company's Board of Directors until the 2015
    annual meeting, and Robert M. Lea, Matthew C. Wilson and William L. Tos,
    Jr. to serve as Class II directors until the 2016 annual meeting;
    
  *The ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the
    Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal
    year ended July 31, 2012;
    
  *Approving, on an advisory basis, the compensation paid to Company-named
    executive officers, known as the "Say-on-Pay" vote; and
    
  *Selecting, on an advisory basis, annual frequency for future Say-on-Pay
    votes.

Diamond also confirmed that with the expiration of the terms of Directors
Laurence M. Baer and Glen C. Warren, Jr., the size of its Board has now been
reduced to nine members. Robert Zollars continues to serve as Diamond's
Chairman of the Board, and, beginning today, the membership of the committees
of the Board of Directors will be as follows:

  *Audit Committee - Nigel Rees (Chair), Alison Davis and Dean Hollis
    
  *Compensation Committee - Alison Davis (Chair), Ed Blechschmidt and Robert
    Zollars
    
  *Nominating and Governance Committee - Ed Blechschmidt (Chair), Robert
    Zollars and Dean Hollis

"I would like to thank Larry Baer and Glen Warren for their service to the
Company as long-time Directors on our Board and express our appreciation for
their leadership and expertise during their years of service," said Robert J.
Zollars, Diamond's Chairman of the Board.

The Diamond Foods Board of Directors also approved the continued appointment
of the following executive officers of the Company:

Andrew Burke                    David Colo
Executive Vice President        Executive Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer         Global Operations and Supply Chain
                               
Lloyd Johnson                   Stephen Kim
Executive Vice President        Senior Vice President
Chief Sales Officer             General Counsel
                               
Michael Murphy                  Linda Segre
Interim Chief Financial Officer Senior Vice President
                               Corporate Strategy and Human Resources

About Diamond Foods

Diamond Foods is an innovative packaged food company focused on building and
energizing brands including Kettle Brand® Chips, Emerald® snack nuts, Pop
Secret® popcorn and Diamond of California® nuts. Diamond's products are
distributed in a wide range of stores where snacks and culinary nuts are
sold.For more information visit our corporate web site: www.diamondfoods.com.

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CONTACT: Investors:
         Diamond Foods
         Linda Segre
         SVP, Corporate Strategy
         (415) 230-7952
         lsegre@diamondfoods.com
        
         Media:
         Sard Verbinnen & Co for Diamond Foods
         Lucy Neugart/Alyssa Linn
         (415) 618-8750
         lneugart@sardverb.com
         alinn@sardverb.com

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