Kehe Food Distributors and Royal Wessanen Agree on Sale of Tree of Life

Romeoville, IL (December 23, 2009) – Kehe Food Distributors, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Tree of Life, Inc. A closing date in early 2010 is anticipated.

The combined enterprise will provide Natural & Organic, Specialty & Gourmet and Ethnic food products to retail locations throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“Kehe believes in identifying and filling the product and service needs of retail partners. The combined company will be better suited than ever to fulfill this vision, for retail partners ranging from the smallest independent grocer or natural food store to the largest national chain,” said Brandon Barnholt, President and CEO, Kehe Food Distributors, Inc.

Kehe Food Distributors, Inc. is the leading distributor of Specialty & Gourmet and Ethnic
products to retail grocery stores of all sizes in all 50 states, as well as Mexico and the

BMO Capital Markets is Kehe’s exclusive Financial Advisor and lead Underwriter.
Winston & Strawn LLP is Kehe’s Legal Counsel.
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