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McCormick Names Lawrence Kurzius President, Global Consumer and Chief Administrative Officer

Thursday, June 06, 2013

McCormick Names Lawrence Kurzius President, Global Consumer and Chief Administrative Officer

08:00 EDT Thursday, June 06, 2013

SPARKS, Md., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today announced the appointment of Lawrence Kurzius to the role of President, Global Consumer and Chief Administrative Officer, effective July 1, 2013.  

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In this role, Mr. Kurzius will have the responsibility for McCormick's consumer business globally as well as several of the company's corporate functions including IT, Supply Chain, R&D and Quality Assurance.  Mr. Kurzius will also chair the Global Consumer Strategy Council in his new role.  

Mr. Kurzius, who is currently President, McCormick International, joined McCormick in 2003 with the acquisition of Zatarain's, where he was President and CEO.  He has also served as President of the US Consumer Products business, and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).  Prior to joining Zatarain's, Mr. Kurzius was a marketing executive with the Quaker Oats Company and Mars Inc.'s Uncle Ben's Company.

Mr. Kurzius graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics.  He is a trustee of Jacksonville University and a director of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs.  He is a former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's New Orleans Branch.

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor.  With $4 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry ? retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.

Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick Brings Passion to Flavor?.

To learn more please visit us at

For information contact:

Corporate Communications:  Lori Robinson (410) 527-6004 or

SOURCE McCormick & Company, Inc.

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