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AMERICAN HOME FOODS ACQUIRES RO-TEL

 AMERICAN HOME FOODS ACQUIRES RO-TEL
 NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- American Home Food Products, Inc.,


a subsidiary of American Home Products Corporation (NYSE: AHP) announced the acquisition of the Ro-Tel (R) brand of canned tomatoes and green chilies.
 Ro-Tel, which is available in 40 states, is dominant in the Southwest, ranking as one of the 75 top selling dry grocery items in major markets.
 According to Charles E. LaRosa, president of American Home Food Products, Inc., "The Ro-Tel brand has a strong heritage and its products are known for the unique flavor and high quality found in every can. Ro-Tel is a household staple in the South and Southwest parts of the U.S. and is becoming a favorite throughout the country."
 "We believe that Ro-Tel complements our existing regional brands and will be further enhanced by American Home Food Products' strong marketing, sales and distribution programs," LaRosa noted.
 American Home Products Corporation is a worldwide research-based manufacturer and marketer of prescription drugs, medical supplies and diagnostic equipment, over-the-counter medicines and food products. American Home Food Products, Inc. is a leading maker of prepared foods with many premier brands such as Chef Boyardee (R) pastas and Italian specialties, Gulden's (R) mustard, Franklin Crunch'n Munch (R) snack foods and Jiffy Pop (R) Popcorn. It's regional lines include Ranch Style (R) Brand, Luck's (R) Country Style Foods and Dennison's (R) Chili.
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 /CONTACT: Linda Mulrenan of American Home Food Products, Inc., 212-878-6323/
 (AHP) CO: American Home Food Products, Inc. ST: New York IN: FOD SU: TNM


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