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Penford Corporation Acquires Gum Technology Corporation
(CENTENNIAL, CO , March 25, 2014) Penford Corporation (NASDAQ: PENX) a leader in ingredient systems for food and industrial products, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Gum Technology Corporation, a gum and hydrocolloids blending, services and distribution company serving primarily the food and allied industries.

"Gum Technology's product line, culture, and approach to the market are aligned with Penford's and with our efforts to build our specialty ingredients businesses. Both teams are enthusiastic about opportunities to create value for customers through technology, product innovation and technical service," said Tom Malkoski, Penford Corporation CEO. "With our expanded product line, we can offer customers a choice of innovative new products and a broad range of applications."

As a business unit of Penford Food Ingredients, Gum Technology will continue to offer a range of gums and other hydrocolloids throughout North America and Asia. Gum Technology's products are found in a wide variety of food products including beverages, sauces, bakery, frozen foods, jams and fruit fillings, spice blends, dairy applications, and nutraceuticals. They will be marketed under the current brand names, which have strong name recognition and an outstanding reputation throughout the industry.

All the people who you usually contact will still be here at Gum Technology and their phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

All orders, deliveries and mailings will still go to the same places as always. The only exception is if you wire in payments, we have changed that routing address. Send us an email or call us at 1-800-369-4867 for that information.

Penford Corporation's non-GMO portfolio is the foundation for new specialty ingredient systems using Gum Technology's Coyote Brand® gums and GumPlete™ stabilizer systems. Penford's product portfolio includes clean label and modified starches from potato, corn, rice and tapioca, PenFibe® dietary fibers and PenDure™ vegetable-based proteins.

Penford also plans to explore new opportunities to expand its industrial bio-products business through innovative starch-gum composite products.

About Penford Corporation
Penford Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredient systems for a variety of food and industrial products. Penford operates six manufacturing facilities and two Research & Development centers in the United States.

Upcoming Industry Events:

IMR International Hydrocolloid Conference 2014
April 27-29, 2014
Edinburgh, Scotland

ADS Technical Meeting
April 27-29, 2014
San Diego, California USA

Great Lakes Section IFT Suppliers' Night
April 30, 2014
Battle Creek, Michigan USA
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