Sara Lee Corporation

Sara Lee Launches New Espresso Capsule Compatible With Nespresso(R) Coffee Appliances

    Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 30, 2010 (ots/PRNewswire) - Sara Lee Corp.  announced today it has developed a new espresso capsule that is compatible with Nespresso(R) coffee appliances. The new product, L'OR Espresso capsules, will be available in retail stores in France as of April 7.

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    "Our innovative L'OR Espresso capsules will provide consumers with delicious espresso coffee of the highest quality, conveniently available at major retail stores," said Frank van Oers, chief executive officer of Sara Lee's International Beverage and Bakery division. "Our product offers consumers another way of enjoying L'OR Maison du Café(R), a brand they have known and loved for many years, particularly for its quality and innovation."

    L'OR Espresso capsules come in four varieties: Delizioso, Decaffeinato, Splendente and Forza that differ in intensity, smoothness and roundness - from the milder Delizioso to the stronger Forza. All varieties are made with only 100% Arabica coffee and are fully UTZ-certified, guaranteeing that the coffee was grown and harvested in a socially and environmentally sustainable way.

    "We have a very compelling proposition that brings more choice to the marketplace," added Van Oers. "L'OR Espresso capsules have been well received by our retail customers in France and we look forward to a very successful consumer launch."

    As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Sara Lee is the world's leading buyer of UTZ Certified coffee. The company recently announced a commitment to source 40,000 tons of UTZ Certified coffee in 2010: a 33-percent increase over 2009 levels.

    Innovation continues to play a key role in Sara Lee's growth plans. The company has built a strong track record of successful innovation across different beverage channels and formats, including:

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      - Multi-serve, with unique products such as L'OR Pépites d'Arôme
      - Instants, with its premium MOCCONA(R) brand
      - Out-of-home with CAFITESSE(R), its proprietary liquid coffee solution@@end@@

    Sara Lee's International Beverage division operates in more than 40 countries around the world and generated $3 billion in net sales in the fiscal year ended in June 2009.

    About Sara Lee Corporation  

    Each and every day, Sara Lee  delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world's best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food, beverage, household and body care brands, including Ambi Pur, Ball Park, Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Kiwi, Sanex, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, these brands generate almost $13 billion in annual net sales covering approximately 180 countries. The Sara Lee community consists of 41,000 employees worldwide. Please visit http://www.saralee.com for the latest news and in-depth information about Sara Lee and its brands.

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