DALLAS, Feb 21, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ — Dean Foods Company
(NYSE: DF) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a
two-for-one split of its common stock. The split will entitle shareholders of
record on April 8, 2002 to receive one additional share of common stock for each
share held on that date.
The split will be effected on April 24, 2002. As a result of the split, the
total number of shares of common stock outstanding will increase from
approximately 44.4 million to approximately 88.8 million.
Dean Foods Company is one of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies.
The company produces a full line of company-branded and private label dairy
products such as milk and milk-based beverages, ice cream, coffee creamers, half
and half, whipping cream, whipped toppings, sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt,
dips, dressing and soy milk. The company is also a leading supplier of pickles
and other specialty food products, juice, juice drinks and water. The company
operates over 120 plants in 39 states and 3 countries, and employees more than
Contact: Cory Olson
Vice President and Treasurer
SOURCE Dean Foods Company
CONTACT: Cory Olson, Vice President and Treasurer, +1-214-303-3645, or
P.I. Aquino, Assistant Treasurer, +1-214-303-3437, both of Dean Foods Company
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