NEWS IN A NUTSHELL Investing in International Growth Blue Diamond recently traveled to Mexico on a three- day agricultural trade mission led by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and attended by Under Secretary Ted McKinney. This marked an important trip for Blue Diamond , where the cooperative gained a better understanding of the U.S.’s second-largest export market and the business landscape in the country. Mexico is a key market for the cooperative in Latin America and one of the most relevant for the company’s growth. Earlier this year, Blue Diamond invested in the international growth of the Almond Breeze ® brand by partnering with Grupo LALA, a Mexican company focused on healthy and nutritious foods. During the mission, Blue Diamond showcased this partnership with Grupo LALA with a local supermarket tour and scheduled several business-to-business meetings with Mexican companies. Blue Diamond team members met with over 25 companies to help secure collaborations and sales leads for both our brand and ingredient divisions. With the unique perspective of the Blue Diamond team on global markets and trade, these meetings proved successful. Blue Diamond also hosted an evening reception at the home of the U.S. Ambassador that featured food and drink made with Almond Breeze ® . Blue Diamond is continuing to drive innovative leadership to support key trade agreements like USMCA and develop strong business partnerships for brand growth. Blue Diamond Growers does not endorse or verify statements made by advertisers within this publication. 2 2 A L M O N D F A C T S