November 2010  
Sale of the tomato products division of Violet Packing
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Chicago, IL – LaSalle Capital Group, L.P. (“LaSalle”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Violet Packing, LLC (“Violet”) has completed the sale of its tomato products division, including all of the assets of its Williamstown, NJ tomato processing facility, to B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS).

Violet retains its dough and baked goods division based in Utica, New York and will operate under the name DeIorio Foods.

Rob Ragusa, CEO of Violet, commented, “With its history of growing premium- quality food brands in both retail and foodservice, we feel that B&G will be an excellent owner for Violet’s tomato business, including the Don Pepino and Sclafani brands.”

Mr. Ragusa continued, “We have a number of significant growth opportunities underway at DeIorio and are excited about expanding our premium dough, baked goods and gluten free platforms.”

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

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