FRANKLIN PARK, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ — Dean Foods Company
(NYSE: DF) today announced that Richard E. Bailey, President and Chief
Operating Officer, would resign effective April 30, 2001. In light of the
previously announced merger of Dean Foods and Suiza Foods, Mr. Bailey has
decided to pursue other options for future career opportunities. Howard M.
Dean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will assume Mr. Bailey’s
responsibilities. “I would like to thank Dick for his contributions and wish
him well in his future endeavors,” said Mr. Dean.
Dean Foods is one of the nation’s leading dairy processors and
distributors producing a full line of branded and private label products,
including fluid milk, ice cream and extended shelf life products, which are
sold under the Dean’s and other strong regional brand names. Dean Foods is
the industry leader in other food products including pickles, powdered
non-dairy coffee creamers, aseptically packaged foodservice products, and
refrigerated dips and salad dressings.
SOURCE Dean Foods Company
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CONTACT: Barbara Klein, V. P. Finance & Chief Financial Officer,or William Luegers, V.P. & Treasurer, 847-678-1680, both of DeanFoods Company