CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 11, 2016--
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today announced the appointment of
Craig P. Omtvedt to its board of directors, effective immediately. With
this addition, the Conagra Brands board will consist of 10 members.
“We are very pleased to welcome Craig to the Conagra Brands board,” said
Steve Goldstone, chairman, Conagra Brands. “Craig’s strong financial and
investment community expertise, and his deep experience in both the
consumer packaged goods and retail industries, makes him a valuable
asset to the company and our shareholders.”
Craig Omtvedt said, “I’m honored to join the Conagra Brands board as it
begins life as a branded pure-play consumer foods company. I look
forward to working with my fellow directors and the management team on
behalf of all Conagra Brands shareholders.”
About Craig P. Omtvedt
Craig Omtvedt, 67, is an accomplished executive with significant
experience driving shareholder value. He served as senior vice president
and chief financial officer of Fortune Brands, Inc. (a former leading
consumer products company) from 2000 until his retirement in October
2011 and as a consultant to Beam Inc., the successor to Fortune Brands,
during 2012. He joined Fortune Brands in 1989. Prior to Fortune Brands,
Mr. Omtvedt served in financial positions of increasing responsibility
at both The Pillsbury Company and Sears, Roebuck & Company. He has
served as director of Oshkosh Corporation since 2008 and General Cable
Co. since 2004. He previously served as a director of The Hillshire
Brands Company from 2012 until 2014. In addition, Mr. Omtvedt currently
serves as a trustee of Lake Forest College and a national trustee of
Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
About Conagra Brands
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of
North America’s leading branded food companies. Guided by an
entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of
making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The company’s
portfolio is evolving to satisfy people’s changing food preferences.
Conagra’s iconic brands, such as Marie Callender’s®, Reddi-wip®,
Hunt’s®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim® and Orville Redenbacher's®, as well
as emerging brands, including Alexia®, Blake’s® and Frontera®, offer
choices for every occasion. With an ongoing commitment to corporate
citizenship, Conagra Brands has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability™ North America Index for six consecutive years. For more
information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.
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