Dear Valued Customer,

Last week it was announced that Kerry will acquire Ariake U.S.A, Inc, pending regulatory approval. Combined, we create a more valuable partner to help grow your business and provide solutions for consumers in the marketplace. We complement each other, delivering an authentic savory taste portfolio that is safe, clean label and on trend with consumers. With additional capacity available in our newly-expanded Harrisonburg facility, we are ready to partner even further with you to support future growth.

We value our relationship and want to assure you that our priority is to deliver business continuity throughout the acquisition and integration process. Your current ordering process and contacts will remain the same and there are not any current changes to our day to day operations.

We greatly value your business and we commit to delivering customer service excellence across all functions throughout this transition. Please contact your account manager if you have any questions.

About Kerry

Kerry draws on its global market and consumer insights and industryleading array of technologies to develop and deliver market-winning solutions to assist customers in meeting today’s consumer demand for better taste, nutrition, convenience and value. With Kerry’s global headquarters in Tralee, Ireland and North America headquarters in Beloit, Wisconsin, Kerry supplies innovative taste and nutrition products to food, beverage and pharmaceutical customers located in more than 140 countries.

About Ariake USA

Ariake USA is a leading savory taste manufacturer specializing in stock bases. Based in Harrisonburg, VA, Ariake USA is a leader in natural seasonings derived from livestock with ingredients from chicken, pork and beef, offering a clean-label product solution.