Press release from Business Wire
Campbell Shareowners Elect Tracey Travis as a Director
Friday, November 18, 2011
CAMDEN, N.J. (Business Wire) -- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced that at yesterday's annual meeting, its shareowners elected Tracey T. Travis to the Board of Directors. Travis is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation.
Shareowners also re-elected 15 incumbent directors, ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as Campbell's independent registered public accounting firm and cast advisory votes approving Campbell's executive compensation disclosures and in favor of an annual advisory vote on compensation.
Travis, 49, was nominated by Campbell's Board of Directors and brings valuable business experience to the Campbell Board, particularly in the areas of financial management and reporting, brand building and operational management. She has held her current position at Ralph Lauren Corporation since 2005. Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Travis served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Limited Brands, Inc. from 2002 to 2004 overseeing finance operations for the company's divisions. From 2001 to 2002, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Intimate Brands, Inc., a division of Limited Brands. Earlier in her career, Travis was Chief Financial Officer of the Beverage Can Americas Group of American National Can, where she led both the Finance and Information Technology functions. She also held various management positions at PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Group. Travis began her career as an engineer with General Motors Corporation, and went on to work in various financial roles.
“Tracey's financial and operational experience will complement our Board, and her knowledge of consumer brands will be an asset to our company,” said Campbell Chairman Paul Charron. “We look forward to the addition of a dynamic and accomplished leader to our Board.”
Travis served on the board of Jo-Ann Stores Inc. for eight years and chaired the Audit Committee for four years. She currently serves on the boards of the Lincoln Center Theater, the Women's Forum of New York and the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention. Travis is Treasurer of the Ralph Lauren Foundation and is a Trustee on the Board of the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of Financial Executives International, the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Executive Leadership Council.
Travis received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA in finance and operations management from Columbia University.
Travis succeeds Harvey Golub, who retired from Campbell's Board on Nov. 17 after 15 years of service. Golub served as Chairman of Campbell's Board from 2004 to 2009.
“I want to recognize Harvey's many contributions to Campbell throughout his time as a member of the Board. His leadership, insights and wise counsel have served us well,” said Charron.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, baked snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including "Campbell's," "Pepperidge Farm," "Arnott's" and "V8." Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit http://www.campbellsoup.com.
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