Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. Closes Zephyr Egg Company Acquisition

Tue Jul 1, 2008 5:20pm EDT

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JACKSON, Miss.--(Business Wire)--
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALM) today announced that it
closed the previously reported acquisition of the majority of the
assets of Zephyr Egg Company, located in Zephyrhills, Florida. The
acquisition was closed in accordance with the terms of the Asset
Purchase Agreement.

   The assets acquired from Zephyr Egg include approximately two
million laying hens in modern, in-line facilities, pullet growing
facilities, two egg processing plants, a feed mill and a fleet of
delivery trucks for both eggs and feed. Cal-Maine also acquired from
Zephyr the Eggland's Best(TM) franchise for southern Florida, certain
flocks of contract laying hens, and Zephyr's interest in American Egg
Products, Inc. Cal-Maine was the majority owner of American Egg
Products prior to this transaction.

   Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production,
grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs. The Company, which is
headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, currently is the largest
producer and distributor of fresh shell eggs in the United States and
sells the majority of its shell eggs in approximately 29 states across
the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions
of the United States.

   Statements contained in this press release that are not historical
facts are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties (contained in the
Company's SEC filings) that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected. SEC filings may be obtained from the
SEC or by contacting the Company.

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
Fred Adams, Jr., Chairman and CEO, 601-948-6813
or
Timothy A. Dawson, Vice President and CFO, 601-948-6813

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