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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 09:50 AM

Twinkies Due on Shelves by Summer as $410 Million Bid OK'd

Twinkies and other Hostess snacks could be back on shelves by this summer after a successful $410 million bid for the business.

The winning bid is a joint venture by private equity firms Apollo Global Management (APO) and Metropoulos & Co. A statement from Dean Metropoulos, founder of one of the firms, confirmed they are the winning bidder.

"Our family is thrilled to have the opportunity to reestablish these iconic brands with new creative marketing ideas and renewed sales efforts and investment," said Metropoulos. "We look forward to having America's favorite snacks back on the shelf by this summer. We are also ecstatic to bring jobs back to many cities across the country."

The bankruptcy court had been set to have an auction among qualified bidders on Thursday, but Hostess notified the court late Monday that no other qualified bids had been submitted. That means the $410 million bid wins by default with no further approval of the court being required.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/twinkies-due-on-shelves-by-summer-as--410-million-bid-ok-d-220652823.html

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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 09:58 AM

1. Well, as long as there are Twinkies...the economy is just fine.

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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 10:27 AM

2. F--- the Twinkies I want my SuzyQs n/t

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