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TreeHouse Foods President Chris Sliva to Resign; Dennis Riordan Named President

Company Press Release

TreeHouse Foods, Inc. announced that Christopher D. Sliva has tendered his resignation as President in order to pursue another career opportunity.

Dennis F. Riordan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, whose upcoming retirement was announced in August, has committed to remain with the Company and serve as President while the Company conducts a search for a new President. Mr. Riordan will have oversight of both of the operating companies – Bay Valley Foods and TreeHouse Private Brands.

In a separate press release, the Company announced the appointment of Matthew J. Foulston as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TreeHouse Foods, effective no later than December 2, 2016.

“We are grateful to Chris for the influence he has had on our organization and culture over the last four years,” said Sam K. Reed, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TreeHouse Foods. “We wish him the best as he moves into this new chapter of his career.”

“Dennis is the natural person to step into the President role in the interim. He has been a key contributor to our strategy and is familiar with all aspects of our business. Dennis will ensure continuity and operational excellence, and maintain the Company’s relentless focus on customers, categories, consumers and organizational capabilities while a permanent successor is found,” Mr. Reed concluded.


TreeHouse Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of packaged foods and beverages with more than 50 manufacturing facilities across the United States, Canada and Italy that focuses primarily on private label products for both retail grocery and food away from home customers. We manufacture shelf stable, refrigerated, frozen and fresh products, including beverages and beverage enhancers (single serve beverages, coffees, teas, creamers, powdered beverages and smoothies); meals (cereal, pasta, macaroni and cheese and side dishes); retail bakery (refrigerated and frozen dough, cookies and crackers); condiments (pourable and spoonable dressing, dips, pickles, soups and sauces) and healthy snacks (nuts, trail mix, bars, dried fruits and vegetables). We have a comprehensive offering of packaging formats and flavor profiles, and we also offer natural, organic and preservative free ingredients in many categories. Our strategy is to be the leading supplier of private label food and beverage products by providing the best balance of quality and cost to our customers.

Additional information, including TreeHouse’s most recent statements on Forms 10-Q and 10-K, may be found at TreeHouse’s website,


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