Cooke Inc. Agrees to Acquire Omega Protein Corporation for $22.00 Per Share

• Omega Protein’s Stockholders to Receive $22.00 Per Share in Cash
• Transaction Valued at Approximately $500 Million
• Transaction Represents Key Strategic Addition for the Global Seafood Company

SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA & HOUSTON, TEXAS – October 6, 2017 – Cooke Inc. (“Cooke”), a New Brunswick company and parent of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., and Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega Protein” or the “Company”), a nutritional product company and a leading integrated provider of specialty oils and specialty protein products, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) under which Cooke will acquire all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 per share in cash. The transaction price represents a premium of 32.5% to Omega Protein’s closing share price on October 5, 2017. The Merger Agreement has been unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of each of Omega Protein and Cooke.

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