CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2014--
The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) today confirmed that Pinnacle
Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF) has exercised its right to terminate the
previously announced merger agreement between the companies.
On June 16, 2014, in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement,
the Hillshire Brands board of directors withdrew its recommendation of
the acquisition of Pinnacle Foods following receipt of the unilaterally
binding offer from Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) to acquire Hillshire
Brands for $63.00 per share. Consistent with its duties, the Hillshire
Brands board will promptly review the Tyson offer.
About The Hillshire Brands Company
The Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is a leader in branded,
convenient foods. The company generated approximately $4 billion in
annual sales in fiscal 2013, has more than 9,000 employees, and is based
in Chicago. Hillshire Brands’ portfolio includes iconic brands such as
Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Sara Lee frozen
bakery, Van’s Natural Foods and Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal
brands Aidells, Gallo Salame and Golden Island premium jerky. For more
information on the company, please visit www.hillshirebrands.com.
Source: The Hillshire Brands Company
The Hillshire Brands Company