CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 14, 2008–Campbell Soup Company
(NYSE:CPB) today announced the appointment of Tarkan Gurkan as Vice
President Corporate Development. Gurkan, 40, will be responsible for
identifying and evaluating new growth opportunities for Campbell
through acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures. He will
be based at Campbell’s headquarters in Camden and will report to
Robert A. Schiffner, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Gurkan has significant financial and food industry experience. He
has worked in and around the food sector for the last 14 years and has
participated in numerous acquisitions, divestitures and partnerships.
He joins Campbell from Lehman Brothers, where for the last seven years
he served as a senior vice president in its global consumer and retail
group. At Lehman Brothers, his primary role as an investment banker
was to lead mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for
leading food and beverage companies. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Gurkan
spent four years at Nabisco Holdings Corporation as director of
international business development and three years at Pepsi-Cola
Company in its international mergers and acquisitions group. He began
his career with the Koc Group, a global industrial company in
Schiffner said, “Tarkan is a seasoned finance executive with a
proven track record of leading transactions. His experience, knowledge
and relationships in both investment banking and the food industry
will make him a great asset to Campbell. Additionally, his investment
banking expertise will complement our strong team of finance
Gurkan earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from
Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and his M.B.A. from Amos Tuck
School of Business at Dartmouth College.
About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, 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.” For more information on the company, visit
Campbell’s website at www.campbellsoup.com.
CONTACT: Campbell Soup Company
Anthony Sanzio (Media)
Leonard F. Griehs (Analysts)
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
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