Monday, 8 June 2009

Fortune 500 Company Dean Foods Announces Plans to Move Dallas Corporate Headquarters from Uptown to Cityplace

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Monday, 8 June 2009

DALLAS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) announced
today that it will move its corporate office to approximately 240,000 square
feet of leased space in Cityplace in Dallas. Currently located at 2515
McKinney Avenue in the Uptown section of Dallas, Dean Foods plans to move its
headquarters’ location in the first quarter of 2010. Cityplace is located less
than two miles north of downtown Dallas on the southeast corner of Haskell and
Central Expressway.

“We are pleased to be able to relocate our offices within Dallas city
limits. Many factors worked in our favor, including the real estate market,
space availability and other economic elements,” said Gregg Engles, Chairman
of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Dean Foods. “The city of Dallas is
our home, and we are pleased to remain here and continue our many civic and
community partnerships.”

Founded in 1993 in Dallas, the country’s largest producer of milk and
dairy products operated its corporate headquarters in various Dallas locations
including Turtle Creek and Uptown. Since the company’s inception, it has grown
to 26,000 employees in over 100 locations across the country. Dean Foods’
corporate headquarters now employs more than 450 employees.

The company’s growth has exceeded its current workspace. As part of the
company’s strategic plan to invest for growth, it also needs a headquarters
with the capacity to grow and change over time in response to the needs of the
business.

“This is a very positive step in our company’s journey that demonstrates
our stability, permanence and growth. I’m proud of our employees who have
worked hard to create continued business opportunities and success for our
company,” added Engles.

ABOUT DEAN FOODS

Dean Foods Company is the largest processor and distributor of milk and
other dairy products in the United States. The Company sells milk and a full
range of other dairy products under more than 50 well-known local and regional
brands and a wide array of private labels. The Company’s WhiteWave Foods
division produces a variety of nationally branded dairy and dairy-related
products, such as Horizon Organic (R) dairy products, Silk (R) soymilk, and
International Delight (R) coffee creamers. WhiteWave Foods’ Rachel’s Organic
(R) brand is the largest organic milk brand and second largest organic yogurt
brand in the United Kingdom.

CONTACT:

Corporate Communications
Marguerite Copel
+1-214-721-1273
or

Investor Relations
Barry Sievert
+1-214-303-3437
both of Dean Foods
Company
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CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Marguerite Copel, +1-214-721-1273; or
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SOURCE: Dean Foods Company

Web Site:

http://www.deanfoods.com

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