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Kelley Bean Company
January 17, 2006

Kelley Bean Co., headquartered in Scottsbluff, Nebraska recently announced the acquisition of the current dry bean operating assets of KBC Trading and Processing.  Specifically, the purchase includes plants in Othello, Washington; Brush, Colorado; Perham, Minnesota and four plants in North Dakota located in Cavalier, Mayville, Oakes and Hatton.  The Omaha trading office is not included as part of the purchase.  No changes in the operations or personnel are anticipated.

The acquisition will give Kelley Bean Co. the strength and diversity of origination in nearly all major dry bean growing regions in the USA.  As a result of this acquisition, Kelley Bean Co. will bring 78 years of family ownership values and management style of these facilities in order to provide growers with the best quality seed, additional receiving and processing facilities and new marketing opportunities.  It will also provide their end-users and customers in the package, canning, food service and export market segments with continuous quality, greater selection and value, and diversification of regional growing risk.

Bryce Kelley and the current KBC trading office will be involved with the transition to ensure the best of class services to all their customers in the food chain.


 

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