Flowers Foods, Inc. Prices $400 Million Of 3.500% Senior Notes Due 2026

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Flowers Foods, Inc. Prices $400 Million Of 3.500% Senior Notes Due 2026

THOMASVILLE, Ga., Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO), producer of Nature's Own, Wonder, Tastykake, and other bakery foods, today announced the pricing of the public offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.500% senior notes due 2026 (the "Notes"). The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.500% per annum and will mature on October 1, 2026. The offering is expected to close on September 28, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to repay debt outstanding under the company's existing term loan facilities and the balance, if any, of the net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

For the offering, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are serving as active book-running managers, and RBC Capital Markets, LLC and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. are passive book-running managers.

The offering is being made under an automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-194398) filed by Flowers with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 7, 2014 and only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement has been filed, and an issuer free writing prospectus and a final prospectus supplement relating to the offering of the Notes will be filed, with the SEC, to which this communication relates. Prospective investors should read the issuer free writing prospectus, preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus included in the registration statement and other documents Flowers has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Flowers and this offering. These documents are available at no charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the prospectus and the prospectus supplement may be obtained by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005, Attention: Prospectus Group, (tel): 800-503-4611, email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com and/or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attention: WFS Customer Service, (tel): 800-645-3751, email: wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com.

This communication is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering of these securities will be made only by means of the applicable prospectus supplement and the related prospectus.  The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the registration statement, the prospectus contained therein or the applicable prospectus supplement.

About Flowers Foods
Headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE: FLO) is one of the largest producers of fresh packaged bakery foods in the United States, with 2015 sales of $3.8 billion. Flowers operates bakeries across the country that produce a wide range of bakery products. Among the company's top brands are Nature's Own, Wonder, and Tastykake. Learn more at www.flowersfoods.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements may include, among other things, statements regarding our current expectations and beliefs as to our ability to consummate the offering of the Notes and the intended use of proceeds thereof, and other future events, and are often identified by the use of words and phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would," "is likely to," "is expected to" or "will continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.  All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those projected.  Other factors that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements contained in this release and that may affect the company's prospects in general include, but are not limited to (a) competitive conditions in the baked foods industry, including promotional and price competition, (b) changes in consumer demand for our products, including changes in consumer behavior, trends and preferences, including health and whole grain trends, and the movement toward more inexpensive store-branded products, (c) the success of productivity improvements and new product introductions, (d) a significant reduction in business with any of our major customers including a reduction from adverse developments in any of our customer's business, (e) fluctuations in commodity pricing, (f) energy and raw material costs and availability and hedging and counterparty risk, (g) our ability to fully integrate recent acquisitions into our business, (h) our ability to achieve cash flow from capital expenditures and acquisitions and the availability of new acquisitions that build shareholder value, (i) consolidation within the baking industry and related industries, (j) disruptions in our direct-store delivery system, including litigation or an adverse ruling from a court or regulatory or government body that could affect the independent contractor classification of our independent distributors, and (k) the failure of our information technology systems to perform adequately, including any interruptions, intrusions or security breaches of such systems.  The foregoing list of important factors does not include all such factors, nor necessarily present them in order of importance.  In addition, you should consult other disclosures made by the company, including the risk factors included in our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and disclosures made in other filings with the SEC and company press releases, for other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected by the company.  We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, as they speak only as of the date made and are inherently uncertain.  The company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update such statements, except as required by law.

SOURCE Flowers Foods, Inc.