November 7, 2008

H. J. Heinz Company To Host Conference Call/Webcast On Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results

H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) announced today a conference call and webcast for Securities Analysts and Media (listen only) to discuss Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern) on Friday, November 21, 2008. The webcast will be hosted by William R. Johnson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. The call and presentation slides will also be available to the general public in real-time on

 Participants: Institutional Investors/Analysts - U.S./Canada Dial-In: (800) 933-5758 Institutional Investors/Analysts - International/Local Dial-In: (706) 758-0005  Listen Only: Media - U.S./Canada Dial-In: (800) 955-1760 Media - International/Local Dial-In: (706) 758-0940  

ABOUT HEINZ: H. J. Heinz Company, offering "Good Food Every Day" (TM) is one of the world's leading marketers and producers of healthy and convenient foods specializing in ketchup, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant nutrition. Heinz provides superior quality, taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether in the home, restaurants, the office or "on-the-go." Heinz is a global family of leading branded products, including Heinz(R) Ketchup, sauces, soups, beans, pasta and infant foods (representing over one third of Heinz's total sales), Ore-Ida(R) potato products, Weight Watchers(R) Smart Ones(R) entrees, Boston Market(R) meals, T.G.I. Friday's(R) snacks, and Plasmon infant nutrition. Heinz is famous for its iconic brands on five continents, showcased by Heinz(R) Ketchup, The World's Favorite Ketchup(R). Information on Heinz is available at