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Dean Foods Evaluating Amendment and Extension to Existing Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dean Foods Evaluating Amendment and Extension to Existing Senior Secured Credit Facilities20:49 EDT Monday, June 14, 2010DALLAS, June 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced that consistent with the Company's previously announced intentions, it is actively evaluating alternatives to provide longer-term flexibility in its capital structure. To that end, the Company is seeking an amendment and extension to its existing senior secured credit facilities. The Company will provide additional details as appropriate.ABOUT DEAN FOODSDean Foods is one of the leading food and beverage companies in the United States and a European leader in branded soy foods and beverages. The Company's Fresh Dairy Direct-Morningstar segment is the largest U.S. processor and distributor of milk, creamer, and cultured dairy products. These offerings are marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands, as well as through private labels. The WhiteWave-Alpro segment produces and sells an array of branded dairy, soy and plant-based beverages and foods. WhiteWave brands, including Silk� soy and almond milk, Horizon Organic� milk and dairy products, International Delight� coffee creamers, and LAND O'LAKES� creamers, are category leaders and consumer favorites. Alpro is the pan-European leader in branded soy food products. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Some of the statements in this press release are "forward-looking" and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from the statements set forth in this press release. The Company's ability to amend and extend its credit facilities depends on a variety of economic and competitive factors, many of which are beyond the Company's control and which are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release speak only as of the date of this release. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to such statements to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any changes in the events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Liliana Esposito, +1-214-721-7730; or Investor Relations, Barry Sievert, +1-214-303-3438SOURCE Dean Foods CompanyFor further information: Corporate Communications, Liliana Esposito, +1-214-721-7730; or Investor Relations, Barry Sievert, +1-214-303-3438, both for Dean Foods Company