Hostess Brands: Appoints VP Investor Relations

Lenexa / KS. (twnk) Hostess Brands Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of sweet baked goods in the United States including «Twinkies», CupCakes, «Ding Dongs», «Donettes», «Voortman» wafers and cookies and a variety of other new and classic treats, announced that Amit Sharma has been appointed Vice President, Investor Relations. Sharma joins Hostess after 15 years of experience in equity research, with a strong background in consumer packaged goods and food and beverage. Sharma will report to Brian Purcell, EVP and Chief Financial Officer.

«We are excited to welcome Amit to the Hostess team as we continue to build our investor relations capabilities internally,» said Andy Callahan, President and CEO of Hostess Brands. «As a sell-side analyst for more than 15 years covering the food and beverage sector, Amit brings a deep knowledge of the space and a fresh perspective to the Company that will enhance our communications with the investment community and create long-term value for our shareholder base.»

Sharma joins Hostess from Rabobank, where he served as Executive Director of Food and Foodservice since April 2020. Previously, he was a Director in sell-side research at BMO Capital Markets covering food and beverage companies. Sharma holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business, New York, BS in Computer Science from Khalsa College, New Delhi, and is a CFA charterholder.