In conjunction with Dean Food's First Quarter earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, September 20 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.

What: Dean Foods First Quarter Earnings Release

When: 9:00 a.m. EDT

Where: http://www.videonewsrelease.com/DEANFOODS/092000

How: Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the address above

Contact: LuAnn Lilja, Dir. of Corp. Communications, 847-233-5459, email, luann_lilja@danfoods.com

Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) is one of the nation's leading dairy processors and distributors producing a full line of branded and private label products, including fluid milk, ice cream and extended shelf life products, which are sold under the Dean's and other strong regional brand names. Dean Foods is the industry leader in other food products including pickles, powdered non- dairy coffee creamers, aseptically packaged foodservice products, and refrigerated dips and salad dressings.

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site www.deanfoods.com. To access the replay, click on "Conference Call."

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software, downloadable free from http://www.real.com/products/player/index.html, and at least a 14.4Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an email to webmaster@vdat.com.)