Paterson, NJ – Suprema Specialties, Inc. (Nasdaq NMS: CHEZ) announces the appointment of Thomas Reed, as Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Reed, a Certified Public Accountant, was most recently in public practice working with several companies involved in the food and dairy industries.  Previously, Mr. Reed was Chief Financial Officer for Mid-Valley Dairies in central California. Over his career, Mr. Reed, has assumed management of all aspects of finance, accounting, risk management and shareholder communications for a variety of companies. He is a graduate of Portland State University, Portland, Oregon with a BA in Accounting.

Mark Cocchiola, President and CEO said, “We are pleased that Thomas Reed has agreed to join Suprema. His financial background, experience and knowledge make him a valuable addition to the Suprema management team.”

About Suprema Specialties, Inc.
Suprema Specialties, Inc. manufactures, shreds, grates and markets gourmet all natural Italian variety cheeses under the Suprema Di Avellino® brand name as well as under private label. Suprema’s product lines consist primarily of domestic mozzarella, ricotta and provolone cheeses, grated and shredded parmesan, romano cheeses, and imported parmesan and pecorino romano cheeses, including “lite” versions of certain of these products containing less fat, and fewer calories. The Company operates facilities in New Jersey, NewYork, California and Idaho. The Company supplies cheeses to foodservice, retail, and food manufacturing companies.

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