October 23, 2008

Dean Foods Company Announces Webcast of Third Quarter Earnings Conference Call

DALLAS, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dean Foods Company will host a live webcast of its third quarter earnings conference call on November 4, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Management will discuss the results for the third quarter and comment on the forward outlook. An earnings release will be issued before the market opens on the same date. The webcast is expected to last approximately one hour and will be accessible by visiting http://www.deanfoods.com/ and by clicking on "Webcast."

In order to listen to the webcast, users will need to have installed either Real Player or Windows Media Player software, which can be detected and downloaded by visiting the site. A webcast replay will be available for approximately 45 days following the event within the Investor Relations -- Audio Archive section of the company's site.


Dean Foods is one of the leading food and beverage companies in the United States. The Company's DSD Dairy segment is the largest processor and distributor of milk and other dairy products in the country, with products sold under more than 50 familiar local and regional brands and a wide array of private labels. The Company's WhiteWave-Morningstar segment markets and sells a variety of nationally branded dairy and dairy-related products, such as Silk(R) soymilk and cultured soy products, Horizon Organic(R) milk and other dairy products, International Delight(R) coffee creamers, LAND O'LAKES(R) creamers and other fluid dairy products. Our WhiteWave-Morningstar segment's Rachel's Organic(R) dairy products brand is the second largest organic yogurt brand in the United Kingdom. Additionally, our WhiteWave-Morningstar segment markets and sells private label cultured and extended shelf life dairy products through our Morningstar platform.

CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Marguerite Copel, +1-214-721-1273; or Investor Relations, Barry Sievert, +1-214-303-3437

Dean Foods Company

CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Marguerite Copel, +1-214-721-1273; orInvestor Relations, Barry Sievert, +1-214-303-3437, both for Dean FoodsCompany

Web site: http://www.deanfoods.com/