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H.J. Heinz Company to Host Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

H.J. Heinz Company to Host Annual Meeting of Shareholders09:43 EDT Wednesday, August 15, 2012 PITTSBURGH (Business Wire) -- H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) announced today a meeting with Shareholders on August 28 at 9 a.m., including a discussion of the Company's Fiscal 2012 performance and Fiscal 2013 outlook, as well as a preview of first-quarter results. The meeting will be hosted by William R. Johnson, Heinz Chairman, President and CEO, at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel Grand Ballroom, located at 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. The call and presentation slides will be available in real-time on www.heinz.com. A listen only teleconference is also available: U.S. Dial-In: 1-877-703-6110 International Dial-In: 1-857-244-7309 Passcode: 729 738 44 Replay Numbers (To access archived conference call recording): Replay Dates: 08/28/2012 – 09/27/2012 U.S. Dial-In: 1-888-286-8010 International Dial-In: 1-617-801-6888 Passcode: 382 151 49 There will not be a press conference following the Annual Meeting. Reporters or photographers wishing to attend the Annual Meeting should register in advance by contacting Jean Babilon at (412) 456-5781 or via e-mail at jean.babilon@us.hjheinz.com by noon on Monday, August 27, 2012. ABOUT HEINZ: H.J. Heinz Company, offering “Good Food Every Day”™ 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® Ketchup, sauces, soups, beans, pasta and infant foods (representing over one third of Heinz's total sales), Ore-Ida® potato products, Weight Watchers® Smart Ones® entrees, T.G.I. Friday's® meals & snacks, and Plasmon infant nutrition. Heinz is famous for its iconic brands on six continents, showcased by Heinz® Ketchup, The World's Favorite Ketchup®. H.J. Heinz CompanyMedia:Michael Mullen, 412-456-5751Michael.mullen@us.hjheinz.com