For Immediate Release
June 10, 2004

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nSpired™ Natural Foods
Appoints New Executive Chairman and New CFO

San Leandro, Calif. nSpired Natural Foods (, leaders in the Natural and Organic Foods industry, is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Charles Lynch as Executive Chairman and Mr. Randy Sieve as Chief Financial Officer.

Charles Lynch enters the company with a long and distinguished career. He has had responsibility for 70+ companies that span retail, manufacturing, transportation and hospitality. His food industry experience includes Ambrosia Chocolate, Arrowhead Mills, Barilla, Leaf International/Brands, Morton Foods, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts, Nally's Fine Foods and Wayne Candies. Mr. Lynch currently serves on several boards, including Spectrum Organics and Fresh Choice Inc. In his new role as Executive Chairman, Mr. Lynch will lead the executive team in strategic, long-range planning and operational management.

Randy Sieve, CPA, brings a strong financial background to nSpired as well as a firm understanding of the food and grocery industries. He most recently worked for Pearson Candy Company as Vice President and CFO. His past experience includes senior level financial management for Pillsbury, Blommer Chocolate Company and Nabisco.

nSpired Natural Foods owns leading natural foods brands Maranatha® Nut Butters, Cloud Nine® Confections, AH!LASKA® Organic Chocolate, Tropical Source® Chocolates, Sunspire® Chocolates, Skinny® Chips, Cool Fruits® Freezer Pops, Pumpkorn® Pumpkins Seeds and Loriva® Cooking Oils.

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