Performance Food Group Company (Nasdaq/NM:PFGC) yesterday announced that it has completed a public offering of 3,220,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock at $41.00 a share, which includes the exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option. All of the shares were offered by the Company. The Common Stock was offered under Performance Food Group's shelf registration statement that was previously declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Merrill Lynch & Co. and First Union Securities, Inc. managed the offering.

Performance Food Group Company used the net proceeds from the offering to finance the acquisition of Redi-Cut Foods, Inc. that was consummated simultaneously with the offering.

Performance Food Group markets and distributes more than 25,000 national and private label food and food-related products to approximately 27,000 restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, schools, healthcare facilities and other institutions.

A Registration Statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and has been declared effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such State.

Copies of the prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from Merrill Lynch & Co., World Financial Center, North Tower; New York, New York 10281-1239 or from First Union Securities, Inc., 7 Saint Paul Street, First Floor, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202.