PURCHASE, N.Y., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo, Inc. [NYSE: PEP] announced today that its Board of Directors elected Richard W. Fisher as an independent member of the Board, effective March 23, 2015.
Mr. Fisher served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2005 to March 2015, and as a Deputy U.S. Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001.
"Richard brings to our Board a deep knowledge of financial matters and a breadth of global experience and expertise in international trade and regulatory matters," said Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo Chairman and CEO. "His exceptional background will provide us with valuable, independent insights as PepsiCo continues to innovate and drive long-term profitability."
Prior to heading the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Mr. Fisher was Vice Chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm. Prior to that, Mr. Fisher served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador, where he oversaw the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Bilateral Trade Agreement with Vietnam and other trade agreements. During this tenure, Mr. Fisher was also instrumental in China and Taiwan joining the World Trade Organization (WTO). His experience also includes serving as Managing Partner of Fisher Capital Management, a Securities and Exchange Commission registered investment advisory firm, and Senior Manager of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., a private banking firm. Mr. Fisher also serves on Harvard University's Board of Overseers.
"Richard brings a unique skill-set to our Board, and I am confident that his depth of financial knowledge and abundant global experience will benefit not only his fellow directors and the company's senior leaders, but all shareholders," said Ian Cook, Presiding Director.
"I am looking forward to working with PepsiCo's Board and leadership team to continue to drive long-term value and growth for all PepsiCo shareholders," said Fisher.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2014, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.
At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.
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For additional information on these and other factors that could cause PepsiCo's actual results to materially differ from those set forth herein, please see PepsiCo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. PepsiCo undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.