Thomasville Times Enterprise

November 16, 2012

Flowers Foods declares dividend

Staff report

THOMASVILLE — The board of directors of Flowers Foods (NYSE: FLO) has announced a quarterly dividend of $.16 per share. This action renews the annual dividend rate of $.64. The dividend is payable on Dec. 14 to shareholders of record on Nov. 30.

Headquartered in Thomasville, Flowers Foods Inc. is the second-largest producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods for retail and food-service customers in the United States with 2011 sales of $2.8 billion. Flowers operates 44 bakeries that produce a wide range of bakery products. These products are sold through a direct-store-delivery network with access to approximately 70 population of the U.S. population in the East, South, and Southwest as well as in certain markets in California. Select Flowers products are sold nationwide through customers' delivery systems. Among the company’s top brands are Nature’s Own and Tastykake. For more information, visit