Horizon Organic stockholders OK acquisition

Dec. 18, 2003
Horizon Organic Holding Corp's stockholders have approved the firm's pending acquisition by Dean Foods Co. At a special meeting, stockholders voted on
Horizon Organic Holding Corp's stockholders have approved the firm's pending acquisition by Dean Foods Co. At a special meeting, stockholders voted on a proposal to approve and adopt the agreement and plan of merger that the company had entered into June 30, 2003, with Dean Foods.

"Having already received regulatory approval, we are preparing to close this transaction in early January 2004," said Chuck Marcy, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Organic.

Horizon Organic markets certified organic foods including milk, dairy products, juices, and eggs in the United States and United Kingdom.

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