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Hot Mama's Foods Announces New CFO

September 18, 2013

Hot Mama's Foods, Inc., a leading specialty food manufacturer, co-packer and private label resource for organic, all-natural, and gourmet foods, has announced that William Kenealy has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 19, 2013.

Bill has almost 20 years of experience in the consumer products industry, including 13 years as a Chief Financial Officer. From 2010 to 2013, Bill was Chief Financial Officer of Compact Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of dry food products with revenues in excess of $100 million. While there, he was responsible for all aspects of finance, procurement and information technology. Prior to that, Bill worked at Reserve Brands, Inc. as Senior Vice-President and CFO from 2007 to 2009. Reserve Brands was a venture capital-backed company which re-launched the former Anheuser-Busch EAGLE Snacks brand before being sold in 2009.

Kenealy obtained his BS in Finance and Economics from Illinois State University in 1985; his MBA in International Finance from Thunderbird School of Global Management in 1986; and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1990.

"We are very pleased to have attracted someone of Bill's caliber to our team," commented Matthew Morse, CEO. "Bill's experience with growing food companies and his mergers and acquisition experience will be invaluable to us as we look to continue growing the company over the next few years," concluded Morse.

Hot Mama's Foods include fresh hummus, salsas, and pesto sold under both its own label- Hot Mama's Foods, as well as for other leading food retailers. The company's products are USDA Certified, Certified Organic, and independently audited. The company has state-of-the-art production facilities in Springfield, MA and Elk Grove Village, IL.

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