Tuesday, 23 July 2002

Fueling Up With HERSHEY(R)’S Milk Drives Ward Burton to Win New England 300; Carrying the Tradition of Drinking Milk in the Winner’s Circle

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Tuesday, 23 July 2002

LOUDON, N.H., Jul 23, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Ward Burton not only won
NASCAR’s New England 300, but continued a tradition in the winner’s circle with
a chocolate milk mustache by drinking HERSHEY’S Milk.

Morningstar Foods Inc. has an endorsement contract with NASCAR racing star Ward
Burton, waving the green flag to promote its line of HERSHEY’S Milk products
during the Winston Cup season.

“I am proud of my team and especially am proud to be drinking HERSHEY’S Milk in
the winner’s circle, showing kids that even adults love chocolate milk,” Burton
said.

“Not only do we get to the winner’s circle, but we have a spokesperson like Ward
Burton showing America’s racing fans HERSHEY’S Milk,” said Toby Purdy, senior
vice president of marketing for Morningstar Foods.

Burton’s latest victory proved that patience endures as he strategically worked
his way through New England’s hazardous racing field and came out on top.
Beginning the race in the 31st spot, Burton steadily gained track position to
overtake Matt Kenseth for the lead with 10 laps to go. His lead held strong as
he crossed the finish line ahead of second place finisher Jeff Green by more
than three seconds. Burton’s successful run at the New England 300 marks his
fifth career victory.

About HERSHEY’S Milk

Available nationwide, HERSHEY’S Milk comes in three varieties — 2% Chocolate,
2% Strawberry and Fat Free Chocolate — and offers 67 percent more calcium* than
regular milk. HERSHEY’S Milk is produced by Morningstar Foods and Hershey Foods
Corporation (NYSE: HSY). For more information visit www.hersheysmilk.com .

About Morningstar Foods

Morningstar Foods Inc. is a subsidiary of Dallas-based Dean Foods Company (NYSE:
DF), one of the nation’s leading food and beverage companies. Morningstar Foods
produces branded value-added and private label extended shelf life flavored and
single serve milk, soymilk, lactose-free milk, sour cream, cottage cheese, dips,
salad dressings, yogurt, egg substitute, half-and-half, coffee creamers, aerosol
and pre-whip topping.

Morningstar Foods’ nationally branded products include International Delight(R)
coffee creamers, Marie’s(R) dip and salad dressings, Dean Dips, Dean Dips for
One(TM), Mocha Mix(R) non-dairy coffee creamer, Naturally Yours(TM) sour cream,
Second Nature(R) eggs, Sun Soy(R) soymilk and Dairy Ease(R) lactose-free milks.
Products produced under licensed brands include HERSHEY(R)’S Milk, Folgers(R)
Jakada(TM) chilled coffee beverage, Farm Rich(R) coffee creamers, and Coffee
Rich(R) coffee creamers.

About Hershey Foods Corporation

Hershey’s(R) is a brand of Hershey Foods Corporation. Hershey Foods Corporation
is the leading North American manufacturer of quality chocolate and
non-chocolate confectionery and chocolate-related grocery products and has a
variety of international operations. In 2000, Hershey Foods Corporation entered
into a licensing agreement with Morningstar Foods to develop and market
HERSHEY’S Milk and HERSHEY’S MilkShake as the first company to manufacture, sell
and distribute HERSHEY brand name dairy products nationally.

About Ward Burton

Ward Burton grew up in an area of southern Virginia known as Halifax County,
where he still lives with his wife Tabitha and three children. Burton began his
racing career with NASCAR in the Busch Series in 1990. He currently drives the
number 22 CAT car for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, which he joined in 1994 and
has finished in the top ten in points in the last two years. An active
outdoorsman, Burton founded the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation in 1997 to
protect, improve and enhance the natural habitat of wildlife around the country.

* Hershey’s flavored milk contains 50% RDI (recommended daily intake) of calcium
per serving. Regular 2% Reduced Fat Milk contains only 30% RDI of calcium per
serving.

For More Information, Contact:
Brooke Rogers: 972-830-2360
214-789-4546


SOURCE Dean Foods Company

CONTACT: Brooke Rogers of Weber Shandwick, +1-972-830-2360, or
+1-214-789-4546, for Dean Foods Company

URL: http://www.hersheysmilk.com
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