Dare Foods announces Luik as new President

KITCHENER, ON, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - William (Bill) Farrell, Chairman of the Board, Dare Foods Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Luik as President, effective October 1, 2012.

Peter, only the sixth president in Dare's 120 years, is well positioned to lead the company at a pivotal time in its history. Peter joins Dare with more than 23 years of professional experience in food brands. Most recently, he was the President and CEO of Heinz Canada, where he delivered outstanding annual sales and profit growth, and consistent quarterly achievement.

In his role as president at Dare, Peter will be responsible for all aspects of the company. He will oversee the next chapter of Dare's growth as the company draws on its strong heritage to continue to provide Canadians with quality products they love.

"With his solid track record of delivering growth and profitability, extensive knowledge and industry experience, we are pleased to welcome Peter to Dare to lead the company through a new and exciting growth plan," said Farrell.

Peter earned a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Business Administration from York University. He serves on the Board of Directors and acts as a sub-committee Chair for two key industry associations, Food and Consumer Products of Canada and Food Processors of Canada, and holds a Cabinet Chair position for the United Way.

About Dare Foods Limited
Dare is a Canadian, family-owned company with a 120-year history of providing Canadians with the quality products they love, including cookies, candies, fruit snacks, crackers and fine breads. The company was a pioneer in offering peanut-free food solutions, and continues to develop delicious new products to satisfy the changing needs of Canadian families. Key brands include Breton, Bear Paws, RealFruit, Whippet, Simple Pleasures, Boulangerie Grissol and Wagon Wheels. With six plants and 1,139 employees in North American, Dare is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario.

For more information about the company and its brands, please visit www.darefoods.com.

Image with caption: "Peter Luik - President, Dare Foods Limited (CNW Group/Dare Foods Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120924_C8877_PHOTO_EN_18305.jpg

SOURCE: Dare Foods Limited

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Kathy Khamis, Senior Account Executive
Ketchum Public Relations Canada
416.355.7415; kathy.khamis@ketchum.com

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