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Americold Ontario, California Facility Earns Industry Award

ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that Malaga Place, the company's Ontario, California facility, was named as the General Mills Frozen Facility of the Year for 2011. General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. The award is based on a facility's track record of achieving operational targets and service level key performance indicators.

"General Mills is known around the world for its high quality brands, and this award acknowledges that Americold services meet the exacting quality standards that General Mills consumers expect," said Ron Hatch, General Manager of the Americold Ontario facility. "We credit the unfaltering commitment and dedication of the entire Americold team in Ontario for earning this accolade that reflects our continued effort to put the customer first. Our partnership with General Mills has created opportunities for Americold to continuously improve key performance metrics across the supply chain."

Americold has been a supplier to General Mills for more than 35 years. The Americold West Memphis, Arkansas facility has secured five General Mills Frozen Facility of the Year awards.

About Americold

Americold is the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 182 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold's warehouses are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to consumers. Americold serves over 3,000 customers, and employs 12,000 associates worldwide.

For more information about Americold visit www.americold.com.

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CONTACT: Media contact: Michael E. Moten Director, Strategic Planning & Business Development Americold 10 Glenlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328 MediaRelations@americold.com

Source: Americold