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Oregon Potato Company to acquire assets of bankrupt NORPAC Foods

Oregon Potato Company to acquire assets of bankrupt NORPAC Foods

NORPAC Foods, Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company (OPC) under which OPC will acquire substantially all of the Company's assets.

August 22, 2019
NORPAC Foods, Inc., a grower-owned fruit and vegetable cooperative founded in 1924, today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Oregon Potato Company (OPC) under which OPC will acquire substantially all of the Company's assets.

NORPAC has initiated proceedings under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon to facilitate a free and clear sale.

Shawn Campbell, CEO of NORPAC Foods:

“NORPAC is pleased to have found a partner who shares our vision and will ensure the best possible future for our growers, employees, customers, and partners.”

“Our business operations will continue as normal through the bankruptcy process.”

“Our 2,700 employees will continue to receive their wages and benefits, our vendors and suppliers will be paid in the ordinary course of business going forward, and our customers can continue to rely on us for unparalleled produce and products thanks to our family of farmers.”
NORPAC anticipates the transaction will move swiftly and close within 60-90 days. During that time current management will continue to lead operations supported by debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provided by CoBank.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, federal regulatory and Bankruptcy Court approvals.

Frank Tiegs, President of Oregon Potato Company:

“We intend to work as quickly as possible through the forthcoming process.”

“We are excited about bringing the growers, employees, partners and various assets of NORPAC together with our family of companies.”

“The combined businesses will enhance the offerings and service to customers across all business channels.”

Court Filings

Court filings as well as other information related to the restructuring are available at http://kccllc.net/norpacfoods, or by calling +1 (877) 634-7180 (U.S./Canada) or +1 (424) 236-7225 (International).
NORPAC Foods, Inc. is advised by the law firm of Tonkon Torp LLP and SierraConstellation Partners, LLC as financial advisor.
Companies in this Article
NORPAC Foods Inc - Oregon’s largest fruit and vegetable processor - offers a range of frozen fruit and vegetables, including a range of frozen potato products.
Oregon Potato Company is a privately held corporation with two production operations. The Oregon Potato Company operates a potato processing plant in Warden, Washington and another in Boardman, Oregon.