December 2009  
Acquisition of Westminster Cracker Company of Rutland, VT
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Chicago, IL – LaSalle Capital Group, L.P. ("LaSalle Capital") is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Westminster Cracker Company, Inc. ("Westminster") from Cains Foods LP.

Founded in 1828 and based in Rutland, Vermont, Westminster manufactures all-natural, premium quality oyster crackers and other baked goods. Westminster's products are served across the country in restaurants and other foodservice establishments and sold through retail channels under the Westminster and Olde Cape Cod brand names.

Keith Dunn, Westminster's Executive Vice President and a member of the Dawley family that has owned the company since the late 1800's, commented, "We are very proud of the rich tradition and customer loyalty we've built at Westminster over successive generations and are excited to partner with the LaSalle Capital team to continue to grow our business."

Jeff Walters, co-founder of LaSalle Capital, noted "Westminster's high quality products, operating efficiency and experienced management team represent an attractive all-natural, healthy food platform with strong organic growth potential", adding, "we look forward to our partnership with the Westminster team and helping the company achieve the next step in its growth and evolution."

If you have questions regarding this acquisition or would like to discuss other opportunities in the food industry, please contact either Brian Carey or Jeff Walters at LaSalle Capital.

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