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TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Announces Dennis F. Riordan as New Chief Financial Officer

CHICAGO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) announced today that Dennis F. Riordan will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer effective January 3, 2006.

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Mr. E. Nichol McCully will remain with the Company as Senior Vice President Business Development and Strategic Planning. Mr. McCully will remain the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company until the completion of the Company's 2005 year-end reporting.

Mr. Riordan, 48, joins the Company from Oce-USA Holding, Inc. where he has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer responsible for the company's financial activities in North America. Mr. Riordan joined Oce-USA, Inc. in 1997 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was elevated to Chief Financial Officer of USA-USA Holding, Inc. in 1999. In 2004 Mr. Riordan was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial officer and assumed the chairmanship of the company's wholly owned subsidiaries Arkwright, Inc. and Oce Mexico de S.A. Previously, Mr. Riordan held positions with Sunbeam Corporation, Wilson Sporting Goods and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Riordan has also served on the Board of Directors of USA-USA Holdings, Oce North America, Oce Business Services, Inc. and Arkwright, Inc. all of which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oce NV. Mr. Sam K. Reed, Chairman & CEO of TreeHouse stated: "We are delighted to have a finance executive of Dennis's caliber and experience join our management team."

Mr. McCully's transition will allow him to concentrate on acquisition activities and business development. Mr. McCully's transition plan was announced on January 26, 2005 when he joined the Company and is a part of his employment agreement. Mr. Reed stated: "Nick McCully has been my partner as CFO since 1991. He can now concentrate his efforts fully on strategic acquisitions that will increase TreeHouse shareholder value."


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 its Bay Valley Foods business unit is the largest manufacturer of pickles and non-dairy powdered creamer in the United States based on sales volume.

Additional information, including TreeHouse's registration statement on Form 10, may be found at TreeHouse Foods' website, .

SOURCE TreeHouse Foods, Inc.
CONTACT: Thomas E. O'Neill of TreeHouse Foods, Inc., +1-708-483-1340
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