Conagra Brands names new board member

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Craig Omtvedt previously served as director of The Hillshire Brands Co. 

CHICAGO – The Conagra Brands board of directors now consists of 10 members following the appointment of Craig P. Omtvedt, effective immediately.

Craig Omtvedt, 67, served as a director of The Hillshire Brands Company from 2012 until 2014, and previously served as senior vice president and CFO of Fortune Brands, Inc. 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 working for Fortune Brands, Omtvedt worked at The Pillsbury Company and Sears, Roebuck & Company. In addition, he served as director of Oshkosh Corp. since 2008 and General Cable Co. since 2004. He currently serves as a trustee of Lake Forest College and a national trustee of Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

“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.”

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