Hellmann’s® teams up with Chefs Tim Love and Hugh Acheson

America’s Favorite Mayonnaise Marks its Move to Cage-Free Eggs with a Celebration of REAL, Delicious Food at One of the Nation’s Most Celebrated Food Festivals

Englewood Cliffs, NJ (June 14, 2012) – Real food lovers rejoice. For the first time in the 30 year history of The FOOD & WINE CLASSIC in Aspen, Hellmann’s® is offering a virtual all access pass -- bringing the real side of this prestigious event to people everywhere. The excitement begins Friday, June 15 on Hellmanns.com as celebrity chefs Tim Love and Hugh Acheson go live from Aspen to offer viewers an insider’s look at the real talent – and real ingredients – that take food from good to best, no badge required.

Sponsored by Hellmann’s® and hosted by Love and Acheson, the video series offers an up close and personal look at some of the top celebrity chefs in action – cooking their signature dishes, sharing their favorite real ingredients and revealing their real food loves -- as well as unprecedented access to the Classic’s famed events including the Red Carpet Welcome Reception, the Publisher’s Party and “Last Bite” Dessert Bash.

“Featuring three days of tastings, seminars and demonstrations with world-class chefs, The FOOD & WINE CLASSIC in Aspen is the ultimate testament to the real, quality ingredients that make food taste great,” says Chef Tim Love. “I’m excited to work with Hellmann’s® to showcase how to create real, quality meals and bring the ultimate food experience from the Classic to everyone at home.”

Another “first” at the Classic ― products including Hellmann’s® REAL Mayonnaise and Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil will be paired with fresh ingredients in a number of mouth-watering recipes. Event attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Hellmann’s®-inspired recipes at the festival’s Grand Tastings, as well as at a Hellmann’s® Luncheon hosted by Chef Love and Chef Acheson. The luncheon will be held at famed Aspen eatery, Jimmy’s, and benefits Wholesome Wave, an organization whose mission is to make healthy, locally grown food affordable and accessible to all1.

Underscoring its commitment to REAL, Hellmann’s® has been working closely with farmers and suppliers to transition to cage-free eggs, and recently announced its goal to transition all of its recipes to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2020.

“Hellmann’s® is proud to be leading the industry with our efforts to transition all of our products, including Hellmann’s® REAL Mayonnaise, to 100 percent cage-free eggs,” says Brian Orlando Hellmann’s® Senior Director. “For nearly 100 years, we have been committed to delivering the best products made with real, simple ingredients2 ; we think the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen – one of the largest and most respected food events in the country – is the perfect place for us to share this exciting news.”

Visit Facebook.com/Hellmanns beginning Friday, June 15 for a behind-the-scenes look at REAL moments, chef secrets and recipes demonstrations from the Classic, and enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win various weekly prizes, including a Grand Prize trip to the 2013 FOOD & WINE Classic3.

About Hellmann’s®

Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise – known as Best Foods® West of the Rockies – is America's favorite mayonnaise brand. Its great taste enhances the flavor of many foods including fish, chicken, grains, vegetables and salads. Hellmann’s® Mayonnaise is real food made from simple ingredients, like eggs, oil and vinegar. For more information, visit www.hellmanns.com

About Unilever North America

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. With products that are used over two billion times a day around the world, we work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. In the United States and Canada the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, fds, Good Humor, Hellmann’s®, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Ragu, Simple, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 13,000 people across North America – generating over $9 billion in sales in 2011. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com or www.unilever.ca

1Hellmann’s® will be donating $10,000 to Wholesome Wave.

2Includes a small amount of EDTA to preserve quality

3NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Hellmann’s Real Matters Sweepstakes is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 21 or older. Begins 12:00:00 PM ET on 06/14/12 & ends 11:59:59 AM ET on 08/20/12. For official rules, visit www.hellmanns.com

Krystina Fisher/Weber Shandwick

T: +1 212 445 8149

kfisher@webershandwick.com

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