Heinz Declares Quarterly Dividend

The H.J. Heinz Company (HNZ 46.24, +0.15, +0.33%) has announced that its Board of Directors declared quarterly dividends on both common and preferred stock.

Dividend Declaration

The Heinz Board declared the following dividends:

Common Stock

45 cents per share on the Company's 25 cent par value Common Stock payable on October 10, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 22, 2010.

Preferred Stock

42.5 cents per share on the Company's Third Cumulative Preferred Stock, $1.70 First Series, payable October 1, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 22, 2010.

Safe Harbor Provisions for Forward-Looking Statements:

ABOUT HEINZ: H.J. Heinz Company, offering "Good Food Every Day"(TM) is one of the world's leading marketers and producers of healthy, convenient and affordable foods specializing in ketchup, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant nutrition. Heinz provides superior quality, taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether in the home, restaurants, the office or "on-the-go."

Heinz is a global family of leading branded products, including Heinz(R) Ketchup, sauces, soups, beans, pasta and infant foods (representing over one third of Heinz's total sales), Ore-Ida(R) potato products, Weight Watchers(R) Smart Ones(R) entrees, T.G.I. Friday's(R) snacks, and Plasmon infant nutrition. Heinz is famous for its iconic brands on six continents, showcased by Heinz(R) Ketchup, The World's Favorite Ketchup(R).

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