Friday, 27 June 2008

Michelle Goolsby, EVP, Development, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, to Leave Dean Foods

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Friday, 27 June 2008

Steven J. Kemps Promoted to EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

DALLAS, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF)
announced today that Michelle Goolsby, EVP Development, Sustainability and
Corporate Affairs, will be leaving her position August 1. She will continue
in an advisory role for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition.

Michelle has been instrumental in building Dean Foods into the company it
is today in size, capability and reputation, said Gregg Engles, Chairman and
CEO. For the past 10 years, we have had the privilege of drawing upon
Michelle’s experience, judgment and many talents. Added Engles, I would like
to thank her personally for her invaluable contributions and her efforts to
position our organization for future success. As a result of her hard work,
she is leaving a company rich with heritage and full of promise.

Goolsby joined the Company in 1998 and has been responsible for Dean Foods
corporate development activities, government relations, corporate affairs,
legal activities and sustainable business initiatives. Goolsby is also
Chair-Elect of The Organic Center, a nonprofit organization focused on
promoting scientific research proving the benefits of organic products.
Goolsby is a Founding Member of The Center for Women in Law at The University
of Texas School of Law and serves as a Trustee of The University of Texas Law
School Foundation.

Goolsby’s corporate development responsibilities will be assumed by Jack
Callahan, Chief Financial Officer. The Company intends to conduct a search
for a new executive officer to head Public Affairs, including its
sustainability initiatives.

Moving forward, Steven J. Kemps, 44, SVP, General Counsel and Corporate
Secretary, will be promoted to EVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary,
and will report directly to Engles. Over the past two years, Steve has
quickly learned our industry and proven himself to be a valuable business
partner and a very capable leader, said Engles.

Kemps joined Dean Foods as Deputy General Counsel in February 2006 and was
promoted to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in January 2008. From
1997 to 2006, Kemps held various positions of increasing responsibility in the
legal department at Kimberly-Clark. In previous roles, he was an attorney
with the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney and served as a clerk to a federal
judge. Kemps is also a CPA and worked with KPMG.


Dean Foods Company is the largest processor and distributor of milk and
other dairy products in the United States. The Company sells milk and a full
range of other dairy products under more than 50 well-known local and regional
brands and a wide array of private labels. The Company’s WhiteWave-Morningstar
division produces a variety of nationally branded dairy and dairy-related
products, such as Horizon Organic (R) dairy products, Silk (R) soymilk, and
International Delight (R) coffee creamers. The division’s 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

SOURCE: Dean Foods Company

Marguerite Copel, Corporate Communications
Barry Sievert, Investor Relations
both of Dean Foods

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