Premier Food appoints Jennifer Laing as a non executive director of board, effective Oct. 1

HERTFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom , August 16, 2012 (press release) – Premier Foods plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Laing as a Non Executive Director with effect from 1 October 2012.

Jennifer has over 30 years experience in brand building and communications including 16 years with Saatchi & Saatchi, twice as Chairman of the London office, and culminating in her role as Chairman and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi North America. In the early 1990s she led her own advertising agency, Laing Henry, which was subsequently sold to Saatchi & Saatchi. From 2001 to 2007 Jennifer was Associate Dean, External Relations at London Business School.

Jennifer is currently a Non-Executive Director of (IHG) InterContinental Hotels Group plc where she chairs the Corporate Responsibility Committee, and of Hudson Global, Inc., a global recruitment company, where she is Chairman of the Compensation Committee.

Commenting on Jennifer’s appointment, David Beever, Chairman of Premier Foods, said:

"I am delighted to welcome Jennifer to the Board. Jennifer brings with her a wealth of brand marketing and advertising experience which will be invaluable as we continue to invest in our future growth. The Board and I very much look forward to working with her.”

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