Ingredion Completes Acquisition of Penford Corporation

WESTCHESTER, Ill., March 11, 2015 Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Penford Corporation, a U.S.-based leader in specialty ingredients for food and non-food applications.  

“This is a great opportunity for Ingredion.  Penford’s expertise in potato starch, non-starch texturizers (hydrocolloids) and green solutions expands our capabilities to address growing consumer trends.  Plus, their complementary portfolio of higher-value specialty ingredients will take us into new and profitable sectors.  We are looking forward to a bright future together,” said Ilene Gordon, Ingredion chairman and CEO.  

“We will begin the integration immediately to capture synergies, provide a broader offering of higher-value specialty products to our customers around the world and continue to deliver shareholder value,” Gordon added.

The integration is expected to generate annual cost synergies of at least $20 million, primarily from efficiencies in the areas of manufacturing, procurement, logistics and general and administrative functions.  Excluding one-time costs, the transaction is expected to be $0.08 – $0.12 accretive to earnings on a per share basis in 2015.

Penford common stock has ceased trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market.  Penford will be incorporated into Ingredion’s $3.1 billion North American business, led by Jim Zallie, Ingredion executive vice president of global specialties and president of North America and EMEA.   Tom Malkoski,Penford’s president and chief executive officer, will join Ingredion as a senior advisor on strategic projects to promote specialties growth.  Reporting to Ingredion CEO Gordon, Malkoski will also support the integration of Penford.

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR) is a leading global ingredients solutions provider specializing in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients. With customers in more than 100 countries, Ingredion serves approximately 60 diverse sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceuticals and other industries. For more information, visit