By Associated Press - Monday, May 12, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Hillshire Brands Co. is buying Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash and stock deal valued at about $4.23 billion. The companies put the transaction’s total value at approximately $6.6 billion, which includes Pinnacle’s outstanding debt.

Key brands of each company:

Hillshire Brands:

Jimmy Dean

Ball Park

Hillshire Farm

State Fair

Sara Lee


Gallo Salame

Golden Island

Pinnacle Foods:

Duncan Hines

Aunt Jemima

Birds Eye




Mrs. Butterworth’s

Log Cabin


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