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ST. LOUIS - Aurora Foods Inc. on Friday announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and has completed its previously announced merger with Pinnacle Foods Holding Corporation. The reorganized company has been renamed Pinnacle Foods Group Inc. and is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J.
"The successful emergence from Chapter 11 after less than four months and the merger with Pinnacle Foods represent the final steps in Aurora's financial restructuring," said Dale F. Morrison, Aurora's outgoing chairman and interim c.e.o. "With the valued support of our vendors and employees, we continued to operate the business in the ordinary course while accomplishing a restructuring that maximized value for our stakeholders and produced a strong branded food company that is re-energized and well positioned for future growth."
The reorganized company is a producer and marketer of leading branded food products, including Duncan Hines baking mixes; Log Cabin, Mrs. Butterworth's and Country Kitchen syrups; Lender's bagels; Van de Kamp's and Mrs. Paul's frozen seafood; Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast products; Celeste frozen pizza; Chef's Choice skillet meals; Swanson and Hungry-Man frozen dinners; Vlasic pickles; and Open Pit barbecue sauces.