Armanino Foods of Distinction, Inc. (NASDAQ Small Cap Symbol: ARMF) announced Friday (1 June) a 100% stock dividend to shareholders of record at June 11, 2001. The stock dividend, essentially a 2-for-1 forward split, will be effective on June 25, 2001.

Armanino also announced that the board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 2 1/2 cents per share to stockholders of record on July 6, 2001. The cash dividend will be payable on or about August 3, 2001. The 2 1/2 cent cash dividend has been calculated after taking into account the effect of the 2-for-1 stock dividend which will be effective June 25, 2001.

William J. Armanino, President and CEO of Armanino Foods of Distinction said, "Our continued profitability continues to allow us to pay our normal cash dividends to our shareholders without hampering our expansion plans."

Armanino is an international food company that manufactures and markets frozen pestos, filled pasta products, sauced entrees, meatballs and focaccia to the retail, food service, club stores, institutional, and industrial food industry segments.

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