Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (“GIG”) and Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc. (“BRM”) are issuing this joint press release to notify the public that, due to the efforts of both parties, they have quickly settled the lawsuit that was recently brought by BRM against GIG. While the settlement terms are confidential, we can confirm that this was, at all times, a minor business dispute that neither side intended to be picked up by national media or publicized online. The dispute solely concerned the parties’ respective use of trademarks, and the primary goal of both parties was to protect the health and safety of their gluten-sensitive consumers. The gluten-sensitive community is critically important to both GIG and BRM. GIG and BRM leave this dispute the same way they entered it: with mutual respect for each other’s businesses and an utmost concern for the well-being of their consumers.