The Hillshire Brands Company Announces David W. Stahl Will Become Chief Information Officer

  The Hillshire Brands Company Announces David W. Stahl Will Become Chief
  Information Officer

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- May 08, 2013

The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) today announced that David W. Stahl,
48, will become chief information officer, effective May 28, 2013. Stahl will
oversee all IT strategy and planning activities and will provide executive
leadership and direction for IT. He will report to Maria Henry, chief
financial officer.

“David has a proven track record of success and a strong background in quality
and process improvement,” said Maria Henry, CFO. “He will lead our information
technology agenda in support of the company’s growth strategy and efficiency
programs. David’s experience and strong leadership will be a great addition to
our team.”

Most recently, Stahl was vice president, information technology at Tellabs
where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s global IT
operations. He led an IT transformation program which resulted in improved
service levels, lower costs, and higher operational performance of the IT
function. During his tenure at Tellabs he held positions of increasing
responsibility from director, global quality assurance to vice president,
corporate quality and customer satisfaction.

Prior to Tellabs, Stahl served in Quality positions at Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc., 3Com Corporation’s subsidiary CommWorks, Emerson Electric,
and Matsushita Electric Corporation of America. He began his career at Defense
Electronics Supply Center.

Stahl received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ohio
Northern University. He serves as a member of the board of directors for the
QuEST Forum.

About Hillshire Brands Company

Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is a leader in meat-centric food
solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The company generates
approximately $4 billion in annual sales and has approximately 9,500
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. For more
information on the company, please visit www.hillshirebrands.com.

Contact:

The Hillshire Brands Company
Media: Mike Cummins, +1.312.614.8412
Analysts: Melissa Napier, +1.312.614.8739