CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today announced the appointment of Craig P. Omtvedt to its board of directors, effective immediately. With this addition, the Conagra Brands board will consist of 10 members.
“We are very pleased to welcome Craig to the Conagra Brands board,” said Steve Goldstone, chairman, Conagra Brands. “Craig’s strong financial and investment community expertise, and his deep experience in both the consumer packaged goods and retail industries, makes him a valuable asset to the company and our shareholders.”
Craig Omtvedt said, “I’m honored to join the Conagra Brands board as it begins life as a branded pure-play consumer foods company. I look forward to working with my fellow directors and the management team on behalf of all Conagra Brands shareholders.”
About Craig P. Omtvedt
Craig Omtvedt, 67, is an accomplished executive with significant experience driving shareholder value. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Fortune Brands, Inc. (a former leading consumer products company) from 2000 until his retirement in October 2011 and as a consultant to Beam Inc., the successor to Fortune Brands, during 2012. He joined Fortune Brands in 1989. Prior to Fortune Brands, Mr. Omtvedt served in financial positions of increasing responsibility at both The Pillsbury Company and Sears, Roebuck & Company. He has served as director of Oshkosh Corporation since 2008 and General Cable Co. since 2004. He previously served as a director of The Hillshire Brands Company from 2012 until 2014. In addition, Mr. Omtvedt currently serves as a trustee of Lake Forest College and a national trustee of Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
About Conagra Brands
Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America’s leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The company’s portfolio is evolving to satisfy people’s changing food preferences. Conagra’s iconic brands, such as Marie Callender’s®, Reddi-wip®, Hunt’s®, Healthy Choice®, Slim Jim® and Orville Redenbacher's®, as well as emerging brands, including Alexia®, Blake’s® and Frontera®, offer choices for every occasion. With an ongoing commitment to corporate citizenship, Conagra Brands has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability™ North America Index for six consecutive years. For more information, visit www.conagrabrands.com.