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Julie Cohen
Director of Marketing and Communications
212.701.3614
jcohen@cahill.com

Cahill Advising the Hain Celestial Group in its Acquisition of Avalon Natural Products, Inc.

Date: 12/18/06

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAIN) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Avalon Natural Products, Inc., including its Avalon Organics® and Alba Botanica® natural and organic personal care brands, from North Castle Partners, L.L.C. for $120 million in cash.  Cahill is advising the Hain Celestial Group in the transaction.

Julie Cohen
Director of Marketing and Communications
212.701.3614
jcohen@cahill.com