HAIN CELESTIAL CLOSES ON SENSIBLE PORTIONS® BRAND ACQUISITION

June 15, 2010

Melville, NY - The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company providing consumers with A Healthy Way of Life™, today announced the acquisition of the assets and business of World Gourmet Marketing, L.L.C., including its Sensible Portions® brand of Garden Veggie Straws™, Pita Bites® and other snack products. Sensible Portions' products are sold in the club, mass and supermarket channels. The transaction is expected to be accretive to Hain Celestial's earnings during the first quarter of its fiscal year 2011.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAIN CELESTIAL CLOSES ON SENSIBLE PORTIONS® BRAND ACQUISITION Expands Healthy Snack Offerings and Club Store Distribution Jason Cohen Appointed President Hain Celestial Club Division Acquisition Expected to be Accretive in First Quarter Beginning July 1, 2010 MELVILLE, NY – June 15, 2010 – The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company providing

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CLEARLAKE CAPITAL GROUP PORTFOLIO COMPANY BUY.COM SOLD TO GLOBAL ONLINE RETAILER RAKUTEN

May 21, 2010

NEW YORK - Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. ("Clearlake"), a private investment firm, today announced that its portfolio company, Buy.com, a leading U.S. online retail marketplace, has been sold to Rakuten, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CLEARLAKE CAPITAL GROUP PORTFOLIO COMPANY BUY.COM SOLD TO GLOBAL ONLINE RETAILER RAKUTEN Buy.com to Serve as Rakuten’s U.S. Platform in Global Expansion to Become the World’s #1 Online Retail Marketplace NEW YORK, NY – May 21, 2010 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”), a private investment firm, today announced that its portfolio company, Buy.com, a leading U.S.

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RAKUTEN MAKES MAJOR GLOBAL EXPANSION MOVE WITH ACQUISITION OF BUY.COM

May 10, 2010

TOKYO and ALISO VIEJO - In a move signaling an acceleration of its global expansion plans, Japan's leading internet company, Rakuten, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Buy.com, a leading U.S. retail marketplace. Combined, the two companies represent one of the world's largest online retail marketplaces, offering consumers more than 60 million products from close to 35,000 merchants around the globe. The acquisition, valued at approximately $250 million (USD), will be carried out by Rakuten's U.S. subsidiary, Rakuten USA.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RAKUTEN MAKES MAJOR GLOBAL EXPANSION MOVE WITH ACQUISITION OF BUY.COM Companies Share Strategic Vision of Global Ecommerce Marketplace TOKYO and ALISO VIEJO – May 20, 2010 – In a move signaling an acceleration of its global expansion plans, Japan’s leading internet company, Rakuten, announced today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Buy.com, a leading

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SENSIBLE PORTIONS PARTNERS WITH AEG TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL SENSIBLE SNACK FOR FANS

March 15, 2010

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ -- Sensible Portions®, a line of unique and great tasting all natural snacks announces its partnership with AEG, one of the world's leading sports and entertainment presenters, to offer a variety of products in select AEG-affiliated venues including STAPLES Center, Club Nokia, El Rey Theatre, The Home Depot Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and the San Diego Sports Arena. Starting March 15, fans will be able to purchase healthier snack options when attending sporting events, concerts, special events and shows. Sensible Portions will offer lower calorie, single serve bags of some of Sensible Portions most popular offerings including BBQ Potato Straws, Salt & Pepper Potato Straws, Lightly Salted Veggie Straws and White Cheddar Miner's Gold Puffs at the refreshment stands of each venue.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SENSIBLE PORTIONS PARTNERS WITH AEG TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL SENSIBLE SNACK FOR FANS A Healthy Alternative with High Quality Ingredients and Satisfying Taste is Now Available at Several Prominent Southern California Venues NEW YORK – March 15, 2010 – Sensible Portions®, a line of unique and great tasting all natural snacks announces its partnership with AEG, one

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SENSIBLE SNACKING IS MADE EASY WITH THE LAUNCH OF THREE NEW FLAVORFUL PRODUCTS

March 9, 2010

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ -- Sensible Portions® announces the release of three innovative guilt-free snacks designed to satisfy every craving, without sacrificing great taste. Sensible Portions®, the next generation in unique, better-for-you snacks is introducing new, flavorful products such as Miner's Gold, Potato Straws and Apple Straws. Each is designed for the lifestyle demands of those who want to snack sensibly, anytime, anywhere.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CLEARLAKE CAPITAL GROUP LEADS RECAPITALIZATION OF 3ALITY DIGITAL 3D-Enabling Technology Leader at the Forefront of Media Digitization NEW YORK – March 9, 2010 – Sensible Portions® announces the release of three innovative guilt-free snacks designed to satisfy every craving, without sacrificing great taste. Sensible Portions®, the next generation in unique, better-for-you snacks is introducing new, flavorful products such

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BUY.COM REPORTS EXPONENTIAL YEAR-OVER-YEAR MARKETPLACE GROWTH OF NEARLY 150 PERCENT

March 4, 2010

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- Buy.com®, the Internet Superstore™, today reported 146 percent year-over-year sales growth for its retail Marketplace, which currently has more than 11.5 million product listings from thousands of qualified third-party retailers.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUY.COM REPORTS EXPONENTIAL YEAR-OVER-YEAR MARKETPLACE GROWTH OF NEARLY 150 PERCENT Online Retailer’s Third-Party Sales Increase with Addition of New Categories and Name-Brand Sellers ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – March 4, 2010 – Buy.com®, the Internet SuperstoreTM, today reported 146 percent year-over-year sales growth for its retail Marketplace, which currently has more than 11.5 million product listings from thousands

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RETAIL SUPPLIER – WORLD GOURMET – SENSIBLE SNACKING

February 6, 2010

Instead of feeding the fad-diet frenzy, this food manufacturer is developing great tasting, healthy snacks and has big plans for future offerings. Most grocery shoppers today are looking for products that are lower in price and healthy yet still taste good. Finding the right fit for each family can be a challenge, but Jason Cohen and Jerry Bello seem to have found the right mix with their brand of better-for-you snacks called Sensible Portions.

CLEARLAKE CAPITAL PARTNERS II CLOSES WITH OVER $410 MILLION IN EQUITY COMMITMENTS

January 20, 2010

NEW YORK, NY - Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. ("Clearlake" or "CCG") announced today the closing of its second private equity fund, Clearlake Capital Partners II, L.P. ("CCP II" or the "Fund"), with more than $410 million in equity commitments. CCP II was oversubscribed and exceeded its cap.

CLEARLAKE CAPITAL PARTNERS II CLOSES WITH OVER $410 MILLION IN EQUITY COMMITMENTS NEW YORK, NY – January 20, 2010 – Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake” or “CCG”) announced today the closing of its second private equity fund, Clearlake Capital Partners II, L.P. (“CCP II” or the “Fund”), with more than $410 million in equity commitments. CCP II was oversubscribed and

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