Thursday, 25 August 2005

Joseph E. Scalzo to Become President and CEO of WhiteWave Foods

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Thursday, 25 August 2005

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dean Foods Company
(NYSE: DF) announced today that Joseph E. Scalzo will join the company as
President and Chief Executive Officer of WhiteWave Foods.

Scalzo takes the reins of WhiteWave Foods after 20 years of experience at
major consumer product and beverage companies, and will report directly to
Dean Foods’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gregg Engles.

“In selecting a new President and CEO for WhiteWave Foods, we were looking
for a seasoned professional with a unique set of skills. In Joe Scalzo we
found a powerful combination of executive leadership capabilities, a superb
track record in marketing leading consumer brands and strong global supply
chain expertise,” Engles said. “We are very excited to have him at the helm of
WhiteWave. Joe inherits a strong portfolio of brands with tremendous growth
potential. I am confident he brings all the skills required to lead WhiteWave
in capturing the full potential of these brands.”

Scalzo joins WhiteWave Foods from The Gillette Company where he is Group
President, Personal Care and Global Value Chain. As a member of Gillette’s
senior management team, Scalzo spearheaded the successful, three-year
turnaround of the company’s one billion dollar global personal care business.
In 2004, he added responsibility for management of the company’s global value
chain. Prior to that, as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of
The Minute Maid Company, he successfully led extensive efforts to focus on
product innovation, consumer value and nutrition. Scalzo began his career at
Procter & Gamble in 1985 where he held numerous positions in marketing and
product supply. Mr. Scalzo serves on the board of directors of HNI
Corporation, a leading office furniture and wood burning fireplace
manufacturer.

“WhiteWave’s powerhouse brands are already industry leaders,” Scalzo
said. “They are uniquely positioned to capture the market created by the
remarkable growth in consumer demand for premium branded and better for you
products. I am thrilled with the opportunity to work with the WhiteWave team
to continue to lead the industry and drive the growth and profitability of
these brands.”

Mr. Scalzo will begin his tenure at WhiteWave Foods shortly after the
closure of the pending merger of Gillette and Procter & Gamble.

About WhiteWave Foods

A segment of Dean Foods, WhiteWave Foods manufactures innovative,
authentic and nutritious premium branded food products. The company’s products
include Silk Soymilk, the nation’s leading refrigerated soymilk, and Horizon
Organic certified organic milk and dairy products. WhiteWave Foods also
produces International Delight coffee creamer, Land O’ Lakes dairy products
and Hershey’s Milks and Milkshakes. For more information, log on to
http://www.deanfoods.com .


     Contacts:  Barry Sievert
                Senior Director, Investor Relations
                (214) 303-3437

                Molly Keveney
                Director, Communications
                (303) 516-4454

SOURCE Dean Foods Company

CONTACT: Barry Sievert, Senior Director, Investor Relations of Dean
Foods Company, +1-214-303-3437; or Molly Keveney, Director, Communications of
WhiteWave Foods, +1-303-516-4454

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