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Former Campbell CEO David Johnson Passes Away at Age 83

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CAMDEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 25, 2016–
Former Campbell Soup Company President and Chief Executive
Officer David Johnson passed away on June 19 in Doylestown, Pa. A native
of Australia, Johnson served as Campbell’s President and CEO from 1990
until 1997 and again from March 2000 to January 2001. Johnson also
served as Chairman of the Campbell Board of Directors from 1993 until

Denise Morrison, Campbell’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said,
“We are deeply saddened by David’s passing. He was an outstanding and
charismatic leader. David’s passion for Campbell was always on display
during his two tenures at the helm, and he made a lasting impression on
so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family.”

Under Johnson’s leadership, Campbell expanded its international presence
into Asia and Australia. Two of the acquisitions made during Johnson’s
tenure remain important parts of Campbell’s portfolio, including
Arnott’s biscuits and Pace sauces.

Johnson graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in
economics and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food
that matters for life’s moments.” We make a range of high-quality soups
and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged fresh foods. For
generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic,
flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to
each other, to warm memories and to what’s important today. Led by our
iconic Campbell’s brand, our portfolio includes Pepperidge
Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal
Dansk, Kjeldsens
and Garden Fresh Gourmet. Founded in 1869,
Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of
the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard
& Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more
information, visit
or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.
To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the
ingredients we use, visit

Source: Campbell Soup Company

Carla Burigatto, 856-342-3737
[email protected]

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