Dean Foods Announces Management Change

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Dean Foods Company

    FRANKLIN PARK, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Foods Company
 (NYSE:   DF) today announced that Richard E. Bailey, President and Chief
 Operating Officer, would resign effective April 30, 2001.  In light of the
 previously announced merger of Dean Foods and Suiza Foods, Mr. Bailey has
 decided to pursue other options for future career opportunities.  Howard M.
 Dean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will assume Mr. Bailey's
 responsibilities.  "I would like to thank Dick for his contributions and wish
 him well in his future endeavors," said Mr. Dean.
     Dean Foods is one of the nation's leading dairy processors and
 distributors producing a full line of branded and private label products,
 including fluid milk, ice cream and extended shelf life products, which are
 sold under the Dean's and other strong regional brand names.  Dean Foods is
 the industry leader in other food products including pickles, powdered
 non-dairy coffee creamers, aseptically packaged foodservice products, and
 refrigerated dips and salad dressings.
 
 

SOURCE Dean Foods Company
    FRANKLIN PARK, Ill., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean Foods Company
 (NYSE:   DF) today announced that Richard E. Bailey, President and Chief
 Operating Officer, would resign effective April 30, 2001.  In light of the
 previously announced merger of Dean Foods and Suiza Foods, Mr. Bailey has
 decided to pursue other options for future career opportunities.  Howard M.
 Dean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will assume Mr. Bailey's
 responsibilities.  "I would like to thank Dick for his contributions and wish
 him well in his future endeavors," said Mr. Dean.
     Dean Foods is one of the nation's leading dairy processors and
 distributors producing a full line of branded and private label products,
 including fluid milk, ice cream and extended shelf life products, which are
 sold under the Dean's and other strong regional brand names.  Dean Foods is
 the industry leader in other food products including pickles, powdered
 non-dairy coffee creamers, aseptically packaged foodservice products, and
 refrigerated dips and salad dressings.
 
 SOURCE  Dean Foods Company