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February 10, 2017

B&G Foods Announces Tax Treatment of Common Stock Dividends Paid in 2016

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2017-- B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE:BGS) today explained the tax treatment for dividends paid in 2016 on the Company’s common stock. Holders are urged to check their 2016 tax statements received from brokerage firms in order to ensure that the cash distribution information reported on such statements conforms to the information reported herein.

Additional information concerning the tax treatment of dividends paid in 2016 is posted to the Investor Relations section of B&G Foods’ website,, under the heading “Investor FAQ.” Holders are also urged to consult their own tax advisors to determine their individual tax treatment.

In 2016, B&G Foods distributed $1.6100 per share of common stock (CUSIP # 05508R 10 6). Based on U.S. federal income tax laws, B&G Foods has determined that of such distributions, approximately 65.362% (or $1.052327 per share) will be treated as a taxable dividend and approximately 34.638% (or $0.557673 per share) will be treated as a return of capital. Generally, the portion of the distribution on the common stock that is treated as a return of capital should reduce the tax basis in the shares of common stock up to a holder’s adjusted basis in the common stock, with any excess treated as capital gains.

The table below summarizes the tax treatment for dividends paid in 2016 on the Company’s common stock.








Total Per Share


2016 Taxable


2016 Return of

10/20/2015   12/31/2015   2/1/2016   $0.35   $0.228767   $0.121233
2/22/2016   3/31/2016   5/2/2016   $0.42   $0.274520   $0.145480
5/24/2016   6/30/2016   8/1/2016   $0.42   $0.274520   $0.145480
8/2/2016   9/30/2016   10/31/2016   $0.42   $0.274520   $0.145480
2016 Totals   $1.6100   $1.052327   $0.557673

About B&G Foods, Inc.

B&G Foods and its subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute a diversified portfolio of high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods’ products are marketed under many recognized brands, including Ac’cent, B&G, B&M, Baker’s Joy, Bear Creek Country Kitchens, Brer Rabbit, Canoleo, Cary’s, Cream of Rice, Cream of Wheat, Devonsheer, Don Pepino, Durkee, Emeril’s, Grandma’s Molasses, Green Giant, JJ Flats, Joan of Arc, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, MacDonald’s, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Molly McButter, Mrs. Dash, New York Flatbreads, New York Style, Old London, Original Tings, Ortega, Pirate’s Booty, Polaner, Red Devil, Regina, Sa-són, Sclafani, Smart Puffs, Spice Islands, Spring Tree, Sugar Twin, Tone’s, Trappey’s, TrueNorth, Underwood, Vermont Maid, Victoria, Weber and Wright’s. B&G Foods also sells and distributes Static Guard, a household product brand.

Source: B&G Foods, Inc.

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