PSY Makes Canadian Commercial Debut in First-Ever Wonderful Pistachios Super Bowl Ad

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Wonderful Pistachios announced today that international pop sensation, PSY, will star in the company's first-ever Super Bowl spot airing during the big game on February 3. This will be the first time Wonderful Pistachios will be airing one of its iconic ads simultaneously in the U.S. and Canada and will also be the first time the "Gangnam Style" rapper has ever been featured in a North American television commercial.

"I am excited to team up with the Wonderful Pistachios brand—they are fun, just like me," said PSY, "Also, I love pistachios and I look good in green."

PSY hit the Canadian music scene last year when his quirky "Gangnam Style" music video went viral and later made headlines by becoming the first YouTube video to break a billion views.

"The Super Bowl is the most widely watched sporting event in the U.S., 'Gangnam Style' is the most-watched YouTube video in the world, and Wonderful Pistachios is one of the best-selling snack nuts in North America," said Marc Seguin, Paramount Farms vice president of marketing. "It's a powerhouse combination."

The official PSY Wonderful Pistachios commercial will debut at Super Bowl XLVII and can be seen online beginning February 3 at www.getcrackin.com and www.youtube.com/wonderfulpistachios.

Fans can get in on the action by uploading a picture of how they "Get Crackin' Gangnam Style" for a chance to win a 12-month lease of a 2013 Mercedes Benz SLK 250—the same model convertible driven by the now notorious "Yellow Suit Guy." Full Wonderful Pistachios sweepstakes details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/wonderfulpistachios.

About Wonderful® Pistachios
The Wonderful Pistachios brand features upscale, premium packaging and a bold contemporary look, appealing to a sophisticated, health-conscious consumer. Wonderful Pistachios are grown in Lost Hills, California, part of the San Joaquin Valley, the agricultural heartland of California. Grown, processed and packaged by Paramount Farms, Wonderful Pistachios are available at retail outlets and grocery stores nationwide such as Sobeys, Walmart and Loblaws and are available in a variety of sizes. For more information about Wonderful Pistachios, visit www.getcrackin.com, www.facebook.com/wonderfulpistachios and www.twitter.com/getcrackin.

About Paramount Farms
Part of Roll Global LLC, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Paramount Farms is one of a group of privately owned, affiliated companies that comprise the largest farming operation of tree crops in the world. In addition to pistachios and almonds, Paramount Farms is also the largest producer and exclusive grower of the California Wonderful variety of pomegranates. Sister company, Paramount Citrus, is the largest orange and lemon packing facility in North America, the majority of which come from its own orchards, and the largest grower of Clementine mandarin oranges in the United States.

SOURCE: Wonderful Pistachios

For further information:

Diana Lamon, +1-310-966-3586, dlamon@roll.com

http://getcrackin.com

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