November 12, 2001

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Bob Evans Farms Sells Flavor Subsidiary


Bob Evans Farms Sells Flavor Subsidiary

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Bob Evans Farms Inc.(www.bobevans.com) announced in October the sale of its flavorings subsidiary. Kerry Groupplc, an international food products company based in Ireland, purchased Hickory Specialties for an undisclosed amount. Hickory Specialties manufactures smoke flavorings and has production plants in Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky. "This transaction will help us sharpen our focus on Bob Evans' core strengths in the food and restaurant business," said Stewart K. Owens, chairman of the board and chief executive officer (CEO). "We believe there is a synergistic fit between Hickory Specialties and Kerry Group."

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