ConAgra Foods Completes Acquisition of Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s Frozen Meals Businesses from Unilever PLC
OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 20, 2012– ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Bertolli® and P.F. Chang’s®Home Menu frozen meals businesses from Unilever PLC, for total cash consideration of$267 million, subject to adjustment. The company announced the acquisition agreement on July 30, 2012.
The acquisition includes the frozen meals businesses, a license for use of the Bertolli brand name and the transfer of Unilever’s existing license with P.F. Chang’s for use of the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu brand name.
The addition of Bertolli and P.F. Chang’s Home Menu frozen meals expands ConAgra Foods’ presence in the freezer case, which includes brands such as Marie Callender’s®, Banquet®, Healthy Choice® and Kid Cuisine®.
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ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America’s households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us athttp://www.conagrafoods.com.
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