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Garden Fresh Completes $16.35 Per Share Merger

March 10, 2004

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 10, 2004 Centre Partners Management LLC and certain of its affiliated entities today completed the acquisition of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. (formerly NASDAQ:LTUS). Centre Partners is a leading middle market private equity firm, with offices in …

Bumble Bee Seafoods to Combine with Connors Bros. Income Fund U.S.$385 Million Transaction Creates North Americas Largest Branded Seafood Company

February 11, 2004

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 11, 2004 Bumble Bee Holdings, L.P. announced today that it has entered into a transaction agreement to combine with Connors Bros. Income Fund (TSX: CBF.UN). The transaction will create the largest branded seafood company in North …

Centre Partners Management LLC Announces Acquisition of Assets and Operations of ESS Holdings Corporation, Emco Sales & Service, Inc., and Action Wholesale Service, Inc.

October 16, 2003

NEW YORK, NY, October 16, 2003 Private investment firm Centre Partners Management LLC and its affiliates (Centre Partners) today announced the acquisition of the assets and operations of ESS Holdings Corporation and its subsidiaries, EMCO Sales & Service Inc., and …

Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC Announces Acquisition of Assets and Brands of Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. from ConAgra Foods, Inc.

May 19, 2003

SAN DIEGO, CA, May 19, 2003 Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC and affiliates today announced the acquisition of the assets and operations of Bumble Bee Seafoods, Inc. (“Bumble Bee”) from affiliates of ConAgra Foods, Inc. (“ConAgra”). The acquisition, which was led …