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Conagra Brands selects Thomas Dickson as board of director

Published 09 December 2016

Conagra Brands has added Thomas “Tad” Dickson to its board of directors, effective immediately. With this addition, the Conagra Brands board will consist of 11 members.

“We are very pleased to welcome Tad to the Conagra Brands board,” said Steve Goldstone, chairman, Conagra Brands. “Tad’s extensive executive leadership experience and perspective on the grocery industry make him a tremendous asset to the company and our shareholders.”

Thomas Dickson said, “I’m excited to join the Conagra Brands board of directors and I look forward to working closely with my fellow directors, as well as the management team, as the company embarks on its future as a branded pure-play consumer foods company.”

Mr. Dickson, 61, most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc., a supermarket chain, from February 1997 until January 2014.

During that time, he also served as a director of Harris Teeter, including as chairman from March 2006 until January 2014. Mr. Dickson currently serves as a director of Brixmor Property Group Inc., a publicly traded REIT, and of CST Brands, Inc., a publicly-traded convenience store chain.

Conagra Brands, 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.

Source: Company Press Release