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A look at Hostess Brands' ownership history

The Associated Press

Hostess Brands Inc. is seeking final approval in bankruptcy court Thursday for its plans to liquidate. Here is a timeline of the company's ownership history.

1930 — Interstate Baking Co. is formed in Kansas City, Mo.

1937 — Interstate Baking merges with Schulze Baking Co.

1969 — The company becomes Interstate Brands Corp.

1975 — Interstate Brands is acquired by Data Processing Financial.

1981 — Company is renamed Interstate Bakeries Corp.

1987 - IBC becomes a private company.

1991 - IBC goes public.

1995 - IBC acquires Continental Baking Co., maker of Wonder bread and Hostess.

2004 — Company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

2009 — Company emerges from bankruptcy, acquired by Ripplewood LLC.

2009 — IBC moves its headquarters from Kansas City, Mo., to Irving, Texas.

2009 — IBC changes name to Hostess Brands Inc.

January 2012 — Hostess Brands files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time.

November 2012 — Hostess begins liquidation.

Source: Hostess Brands