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TreeHouse Foods Announces Organizational Changes

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) announced today that Christopher D. Sliva, Executive Vice President of TreeHouse Foods and President of Bay Valley Foods, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TreeHouse Foods

In this role Mr. Sliva will continue to oversee all of the operating companies within Bay Valley Foods. In addition, he will direct the joint go-to-market sales activities of both the Bay Valley Foods and Flagstone Foods organizations.  Mr. Sliva will focus on building an organizational structure that will enable TreeHouse to leverage the two distinct sales organizations of Bay Valley Foods and Flagstone Foods.  The objective of the combined organization will be to realize the full potential of marketing the Company's portfolio of food and beverage products across its customer base.  Mr. Sliva will continue to report to Mr. Sam K. Reed, President, CEO and Chairman of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Paul Lapadat, President and CEO of Flagstone Foods, who has led Flagstone since its formation in 2010, is leaving the Company.  Dennis F. Riordan, Executive Vice President and CFO of TreeHouse Foods, will maintain his CFO responsibilities and assume the role of interim President of Flagstone Foods, having led the integration efforts since the purchase of the company in July 2014.

"Chris has done an outstanding job of establishing a single, cohesive strategy throughout the Bay Valley Foods organization since joining our TreeHouse nearly three years ago.  Chris will provide on-going leadership around our go-to-market activities, while Dennis will lend his integration experience and operational oversight to Flagstone Foods, as we continue to build our growing snacks platform," said Mr. Reed.   


TreeHouse Foods is a consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer with annual sales of approximately $3.5 billion.  We have 24 manufacturing facilities across the United States and Canada, and focus primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers.  We manufacture a variety of shelf stable, refrigerated and fresh products, including pickles, soups, snacks, salad dressings, sauces, dry dinners, hot cereals, single serve hot beverages and beverage enhancers.  We have a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and we also offer natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories.  Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers.

Additional information, including TreeHouse's most recent statements on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, may be found at TreeHouse Foods' website,

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