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TreeHouse Foods Announces Acquisition of Oxford Foods, Inc.

Feb 22, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) announced today it is acquiring Oxford Foods Inc., a producer of pickles, peppers and related products for the food service industry. Oxford Foods, based in South Deerfield, MA, had net sales of approximately $24 million in 2005. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Oxford will be added to TreeHouse's Bay Valley Foods business and integrated into its food service operation. According to Joe Coning, President of Bay Valley Foods, "Oxford will be a great addition to our business. Our food service pickle business has shown good growth and Oxford is a perfect fit with our operation."

About TreeHouse Foods

TreeHouse is a food manufacturer servicing primarily the retail grocery and foodservice channels. Its products include pickles and related products; non-dairy powdered coffee creamer; and other food products including aseptic sauces, refrigerated salad dressings, and liquid non-dairy creamer. TreeHouse believes it is the largest manufacturer of pickles and non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States based on sales volume.

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