DECEMBER 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


FORD GUM HONORS 'BROKER OF THE YEAR' WITH GOLDEN GUMBALL MACHINE AWARD

LINCOLNSHIRE, IL - Ford Gum & Machine Company has named two winners of its first Annual GOLDEN GUMBALL MACHINE Award. The GOLDEN GUMBALL MACHINE is awarded to a member or members of the Ford Gum national broker network in recognition of outstanding performance in sales and service. Co-winners of the GOLDEN GUMBALL MACHINE for 2004 are the Harvey-Winchell Company, Bloomington, MN and L.H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc., Woburn, MA.

Steve Greene, Ford Gum Vice President Sales, presented the awards to Karin Hoops and Cliff Edworthy accepting on behalf of Harvey-Winchell and Brian Sisitzky representing L.H. Sisitzky. The ceremony took place at the Ford Gum National Brokers Meeting held on June 8, 2004 during the All Candy Expo in Chicago.

Ford Gum & Machine Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium gum and confectionery products including the full line of Carousel brand Gumball machines and refills. For more information on any Ford Gum products, contact Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc., Sales & Marketing offices at 640 Margate, Lincolnshire, IL 60069. Phone: 847-955-0003. Fax: 847-955-0004. Website: www.fordgum.com. E-mail: sales@fordgum.com.

Corporate Contact:
Steve Gold, Sr. V.P. Sales & Marketing
Ford Gum & Machine Company, Inc.
(847) 955-0003
sales@fordgum.com