The J.M. Smucker Company announced today the closing of the transaction to sell several pet food brands to Post Holdings. The deal is valued at approximately $1.2 billion, consisting of $700 million in cash and approximately 5.39 million shares of common stock of Post.  Brands included in the deal include  Rachael Ray Nutrish9LivesKibbles  ‘n Bits, Nature’s Recipe and Gravy Train as well as the Company’s private label pet food business. Smucker’s had previously announced the agreement for the deal on February 8th.