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We Continue to Provide Wholesome, Great-Tasting Dairy Products and the Highest Levels of Quality, Service and Value

On November 12, 2019, we announced that Dean Foods and substantially all of our subsidiaries initiated voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in the Southern District of Texas. We intend to use this process to protect and support our ongoing business operations and address debt and unfunded pension obligations while we work toward an orderly and efficient sale of the Company.

On February 17, 2020, Dean Foods and certain of our subsidiaries entered into an asset purchase agreement with Dairy Farmers of America (“DFA”) through which DFA will acquire a substantial portion of our business operations. The transaction is subject to regulatory and Court approval, as well as higher or otherwise better offers.

During this process, we are operating as usual, continuing to provide customers with an uninterrupted supply of high-quality dairy products, and supporting our suppliers as we always have.

We remain focused on providing the highest levels of quality, service and value.

Case Information

Court filings and other information related to the court proceedings are available on a separate website administered by Dean Foods’ claims agent, Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC, at

Epiq Restructuring Hotline

U.S. toll-free: 1-833-935‐1362
International: 1-503-597‐7660

Information and Resources

Press Releases

April 4, 2020

Dean Foods Receives Court Approval for the Sale of Substantially All of Its Assets

March 31, 2020

Dean Foods Reaches Agreement in Principle with Industrial Realty Group, LLC for the Sale of Dean Foods’ Meadow Gold Hawaii Business

March 31, 2020

Dean Foods Announces Dairy Farmers of America as Winning Bidder for Substantially All of Its Assets

February 17, 2020

Dean Foods Enters Into Asset Purchase Agreement with Dairy Farmers of America

December 20, 2019

Dean Foods Receives Final Court Approval for $850 million in Debtor-In-Possession Financing

November 14, 2019

Dean Foods Company Receives Court Approval of “First Day” Motions to Support Normal Business Operations

November 12, 2019

Dean Foods Company Initiates Voluntary Reorganization with New Financial Support from Existing Lenders

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Media Contacts 


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