CAMDEN, N.J., Jul 07, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced that its
President and Chief Executive Officer, Douglas R. Conant, was injured in
an automobile accident in New Jersey on Thursday, July 2, 2009. Mr.
Conant was a passenger in the back seat of a vehicle, on his way home
from Campbell’s headquarters. He is recuperating from surgery performed
over the weekend and is expected to be hospitalized for a brief period.
Campbell Chairman Harvey Golub said, “All reports indicate that Doug is
doing very well, in good spirits, and progressing toward a full
recovery. We believe Doug can continue to lead the company effectively
during his recuperation.”
Campbell plans to hold its previously scheduled investor meeting in
Maxton, N.C. on July 14 and 15, 2009.
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.
SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup CompanyAnthony Sanzio (Media)(856) 968-4390orLeonard F. Griehs (Analysts)(856) 342-6428orJennifer Driscoll (Analysts)(856) 342-6081
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