Sara Lee Corporation announced yesterday that it has acquired more than 90% of the outstanding common stock of The Earthgrains Company. The initial offering period expired at 5:00 p.m. (EDT), on Tuesday, August 7, 2001. As of the initial expiration of the offer, 40.2 million shares (including guaranteed deliveries), of Earthgrains common stock, representing approximately 93% of Earthgrains' outstanding shares, had been tendered.