Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Dean Foods Announces Executive Promotions

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Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Harrald Kroeker Named President, Direct Store Delivery Group

Michelle Goolsby Named EVP, Development, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs

Greg McKelvey Named SVP, Strategy and Marketing Services

DALLAS, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gregg L. Engles, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) today announced several
changes to the Dean Foods’ Executive Team. The changes are effective
immediately.

Harrald Kroeker has been promoted to President, Direct Store Delivery
Group. Kroeker joined Dean Foods in 2006 from a senior operating role at
Pepsi Bottling Group. “Harrald’s proven track record in successful DSD
organizations will help us build a best in class national DSD dairy
organization,” said Engles. “Harrald’s experience will help us leverage our
scale advantage in the fluid dairy category to drive efficiencies throughout
our business, strengthen our product portfolio, and live up to our customers’
expectations that we lead innovation, productivity and growth in the dairy
category.”

Michelle Goolsby has been promoted to the newly created position of EVP,
Development, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs. In this expanded role,
Goolsby will bring company-wide focus to areas that are crucial to the
company’s long-term success, including its acquisition strategy, its approach
to sustainability, its public policy efforts, and its legal activities.
“Michelle’s leadership role in Dean Foods’ successful growth and expansion to
the $11 billion dollar company we are today, makes her uniquely suited to
drive these efforts. Her many years of experience at Dean and her deep
understanding of our business are invaluable as we move into this next phase
of our development,” added Engles.

Greg McKelvey has been promoted to the newly created position of SVP, Dean
Foods Strategy and Marketing Services. McKelvey joins Dean Foods Executive
Team from Dean’s WhiteWave Division, where he was SVP, Strategy and Marketing
Services. In this new role McKelvey will develop the Company’s strategic
planning processes and capabilities. McKelvey will also be responsible for
expanding WhiteWave’s Marketing Services function (consumer insights, market
research, graphic and packaging design) to service all of Dean Foods. “Over
the past four years Greg helped design and implement the WhiteWave strategy to
combine three separate, subscale businesses into a premium national branded
company with a shared vision, supply chain and process infrastructure. His
track record of leadership and broad experience makes Greg the right person to
develop and build the Company’s strategy function and I am pleased to welcome
him to my team,” said Engles.

In addition, the following are the previously announced members of the
Dean Foods Executive Team:

    -- Joe Scalzo, CEO and President, WhiteWave Foods and Morningstar
    -- Jack Callahan, Chief Financial Officer
    -- Gregg Tanner, Chief Supply Chain Officer
    -- Paul Moskowitz, Chief Human Resources Officer
    -- Rick Fehr, SVP, Business Optimization
    -- Debbie Carosella, SVP, Innovation

“We have assembled an exceptional Leadership Team at Dean Foods, combining
talented and experienced individuals from inside and outside of our company
and our industry,” said Engles. “With these capabilities we are very well
positioned to tackle the challenges before us and capitalize on our strategic
advantages.”

About Dean Foods

Dean Foods Company is one of the leading food and beverage companies in
the United States. Its Dairy Group division is the largest processor and
distributor of milk and other dairy products in the country, with products
sold under more than 50 familiar local and regional brands and a wide array of
private labels. The Company’s WhiteWave Foods subsidiary markets and sells a
variety of well-known dairy and dairy-related products, such as Silk(R)
soymilk, Horizon Organic(R) milk and other dairy products and International
Delight(R) coffee creamers. WhiteWave Foods’ Rachel’s Organic(R) brand is the
largest organic milk brand and second largest organic yogurt brand in the
United Kingdom.

CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Marguerite Copel, +1-214-721-1273, or

Investor Relations, Barry Sievert, +1-214-303-3437, both of Dean Foods

Company

SOURCE Dean Foods Company

CONTACT: Corporate Communications, Marguerite Copel, +1-214-721-1273, or
Investor Relations, Barry Sievert, +1-214-303-3437, both of Dean Foods
Company

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