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Case Status:    DISMISSED    
On or around 12/06/2010 (Notice of voluntarily dismissal)

Filing Date: September 03, 2010

According to the complaint filed September 03, 2010, on August 13, Lance and Snyder’s filed a joint proxy statement/prospectus with the SEC on Form S-4 (the “Proxy Statement”) describing the terms of the Merger. In the Proxy Statement, the board of directors of Lance urged its shareholders to vote to approve the Merger. Upon completion of the Merger, Lance will become the parent of Snyder’s; Lance’s name will be changed to Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.; Snyder’s shareholders will receive 108.25 shares of Lance common stock; and Lance shareholders of record will receive a one-time “special dividend” of $3.75 per share.

In pursuing the unlawful plan to induce Lance shareholders to approve the Merger via an unfair and uninformed process, each of the Defendants violated applicable law by directly breaching and/or aiding the other Defendants’ breaches of their fiduciary duties of loyalty, due care, diligence, good faith and fair dealing, independence and candor.

On December 6, 2010, the plaintiff filed a notice voluntarily dismissing the action with prejudice. The case is now closed.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Consumer Non-Cyclical
Industry: Food Processing
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: LNCE
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: W.D. North Carolina
DOCKET #: 10-CV-00433
JUDGE: Hon. Robert J. Conrad, Jr
DATE FILED: 09/03/2010
CLASS PERIOD START: 07/22/2010
CLASS PERIOD END: 09/03/2010
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Essex Richards, P.A.
    1701 South Boulevard, Essex Richards, P.A., NC 28203-4727
    704.377.4300 704/372-1357 ·
  2. Sarraf Gentile LLP (Former NYC)
    116 John Street, Suite 2310, Sarraf Gentile LLP (Former NYC), NY 10038
    212.868.3610 212.868.3610 ·
  3. Vianale & Vianale LLP (Boca Raton)
    2499 Glades Road, Suite 112, Vianale & Vianale LLP (Boca Raton), FL 33431
    561.392.4750 561.392.4750 · info@vianalelaw.com
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