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Freshpet, Inc. Commences Proposed Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

SECAUCUS, N.J., Oct. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freshpet, Inc. ("Freshpet" or the "Company") today announced that it has commenced an underwritten initial public offering of 10,416,667 shares of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The estimated price range for the initial public offering is $12.00 to $14.00 per share of common stock. The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,562,500 shares. Freshpet has applied to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "FRPT."

Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Credit Suisse are acting as joint book-running managers for the proposed offering. Baird, Stifel, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Canaccord Genuity are acting as co-managers for the proposed offering.

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, phone: 866-471-2526, email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, phone: 800-221-1037, email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. Copies of the registration statement can also be accessed by visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission website at www.sec.gov.

This press release 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 or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Freshpet

Freshpet has a single-minded mission – to bring the power of fresh, natural food to dogs and cats. We are committed to doing so in ways that are good for pets, for the people who love them, and for the planet we live on. That's why all Freshpet recipes are thoughtfully prepared in the Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, PA, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

CONTACT: ICR Katie Turner 646-277-1228 katie.turner@icrinc.com Michael Fox 203-682-8218 Michael.fox@icrinc.comSource:Freshpet, Inc.