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ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD.
Attached is H. J. Heinz Company’s press release dated January 23, 2013 furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 announcing that it has made an early earn-out payment of $60 million to Transpac Industrial Holdings Ltd., a Singapore-based private equity holding company, and various Transpac Funds, the previous owners of the Company’s Foodstar business in China. The Company acquired Foodstar in November 2010. The earn-out payment is in addition to the original purchase price of $165 million.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.