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INTERNATIONAL YOGURT ISSUES STATEMENT

 PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- International Yogurt Co., (NASDAQ: YOCM) Portland, manufacturers and wholesalers of YO CREAM(R) frozen yogurt, announced the appointment of two additional members to its board of directors: Charles E. Carlbom of Portland, and Carl G. Behnke of Seattle.
 Carlbom is president and chief executive officer of Western Family Foods Inc., one of the largest private label companies in the United States with daily shipments exceeding 160,000 cases of a full line of super market products. He holds directorships in Northwest Indemnity Co., West One Bank, Shurfine Foods Inc., and Western Family Foods Inc. He is a member of the Portland State University Business Advisory Council. Prior to joining Western Family in 1982, Carlbom was vice president of Willammette Industries, where his duties included new business development and acquisitions. Carlbom received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Oregon and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, Ret.
 Behnke received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and his master of business administration degree from Harvard University. For the past 20 years, his business career has related to the soft drink industry, including 10 years as president of Alpac Corp., the second largest independent Pepsi Cola franchise in the United States. He is now president of R.E.B. Enterprises, chairman of the board of Skinner Corp., and a board member of The Commerce Bank of Washington.
 John Hanna, chairman of International Yogurt, commented that the two new board members were chosen carefully to enhance the company's growth. Referring to recent steps taken to utilize manufacturing capacity by establishing copacking relationships and expanding product lines, Hanna said: "Both Mr. Carlbom and Mr. Behnke bring a wealth of experience in manufacturing and expansion of product lines through brand distribution and private label business. It's the right fit for us at the right time."
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 /CONTACT: Terry Lusetti of International Yogurt, 503-256-3754/
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