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Separation of Sara Lee Completed

Separation of Sara Lee Completed
July 02
10:50 2012

The Hillshire Brands Company, formerly Sara Lee Corporation, has completed the previously announced separation of its international coffee and tea business – DE Master Blenders 1753 – and has started trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

The Hillshire Brands Company is the US leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and food service markets. The company generates nearly $4 billion in annual sales and has approximately 8,500 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.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, DE Master Blenders 1753 is an international coffee and tea company. Its coffee and tea products are available in more than 45 countries and with sales of Eur2.6 billion, DE Master Blenders 1753 is the third largest company in the coffee and tea industry.

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