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SC Johnson Reaches Agreement to Acquire Sara Lee's Global Household Insecticides Business

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This acquisition will add Ridsect, Bloom, Catch, Cucal, Pyrel, Vapona and Fumitox brands.

| June 17, 2010

RACINE, Wis. -- SC Johnson announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Sara Lee's global household insecticides business, marketer of products under the Ridsect, Bloom, Catch, Cucal, Pyrel, Vapona and Fumitox brands. These brands are well recognized across 41 countries throughout Asia, Europe, Russia and Africa, SC Johnson reports.

Sara Lee, the U.S.-based company, is best known for products including Sara Lee baked goods, Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean meats, and Douwe Egberts, Pickwick and Senseo beverages. The pest control business is part of Sara Lee's Household and Body Care unit. SC Johnson is purchasing the pest control portion of that unit.

"We are pleased that this deal, and the addition of the Ridsect, Bloom, Catch, Cucal, Pyrel, Vapona and Fumitox brands, helps SC Johnson further extend its reach to even more families around the globe for whom pest control products provide invaluable health protection," said SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson.

SC Johnson expects the deal to be finalized by the end of the year after the customary regulatory clearances and is currently working on transition plans for the business.

As a private company, SC Johnson does not disclose details regarding financial or business transactions.
 

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