CAMDEN, N.J., Mar 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas R. Conant will undergo long-planned surgery on Monday, March 7, as a follow-up to earlier procedures related to his July 2009 automobile accident.
Conant has advised the company that he expects to be out of the office for several weeks. While he is recuperating, Denise Morrison, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations.
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 www.campbellsoup.com.
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