Procter & Gamble Announces Executive Changes

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Procter & Gamble Company

    CINCINNATI, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company
 (NYSE:   PG) announced today that the board of directors has elected Paul Polman
 (44), previously president-global fabric care, to be president-Western Europe.
 He succeeds Antonio Belloni (46), who is leaving the company to pursue a new
 career opportunity.  Polman's appointment is effective May 1, 2001.
     "Toni Belloni has made tremendous contributions over his 22 years at P&G
 and has created a strong foundation on which to build P&G's Western Europe
 business," said A. G. Lafley, P&G's president and chief executive.  "Paul
 Polman's extensive experience in leading both key European local market
 organizations and a global business unit makes him the ideal choice to run our
 business in Western Europe.  He will do a superb job, building on the strong
 strategies and plans Toni has put in place."
     A native of the Netherlands, Mr. Polman joined P&G in 1979.  Prior to
 being named president-global fabric care in 1999, his experience included
 leading the company's businesses in Belgium, France, Spain, the U.K. and
 Ireland.
     In a separate action the board elected Charles E. Pierce (44), currently
 vice president-global and North America commercial products group, to be
 president-global family care, effective May 1, 2001.  He is succeeding Gary T.
 Martin whose retirement was announced earlier this year.
     Mr. Pierce, a native of New York, joined P&G in 1980.  His past experience
 with the company includes assignments on hard surface cleaners and laundry
 products before being named vice president-global commercial products group in
 1999.
     "Charlie is an excellent leader who will continue our strategy of focusing
 on big brands and big opportunities for the company's family care business,"
 said Mr. Lafley.
     Procter & Gamble markets approximately 300 brands to nearly five billion
 consumers in over 140 countries.  These brands include Tide(R), Ariel(R),
 Crest(R), Pantene Pro-V(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pringles(R), Pampers(R),
 Olay(R), Iams(R) and Vicks(R).  Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, P&G has on-
 the-ground operations in over 70 countries.
 
 

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    CINCINNATI, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company
 (NYSE:   PG) announced today that the board of directors has elected Paul Polman
 (44), previously president-global fabric care, to be president-Western Europe.
 He succeeds Antonio Belloni (46), who is leaving the company to pursue a new
 career opportunity.  Polman's appointment is effective May 1, 2001.
     "Toni Belloni has made tremendous contributions over his 22 years at P&G
 and has created a strong foundation on which to build P&G's Western Europe
 business," said A. G. Lafley, P&G's president and chief executive.  "Paul
 Polman's extensive experience in leading both key European local market
 organizations and a global business unit makes him the ideal choice to run our
 business in Western Europe.  He will do a superb job, building on the strong
 strategies and plans Toni has put in place."
     A native of the Netherlands, Mr. Polman joined P&G in 1979.  Prior to
 being named president-global fabric care in 1999, his experience included
 leading the company's businesses in Belgium, France, Spain, the U.K. and
 Ireland.
     In a separate action the board elected Charles E. Pierce (44), currently
 vice president-global and North America commercial products group, to be
 president-global family care, effective May 1, 2001.  He is succeeding Gary T.
 Martin whose retirement was announced earlier this year.
     Mr. Pierce, a native of New York, joined P&G in 1980.  His past experience
 with the company includes assignments on hard surface cleaners and laundry
 products before being named vice president-global commercial products group in
 1999.
     "Charlie is an excellent leader who will continue our strategy of focusing
 on big brands and big opportunities for the company's family care business,"
 said Mr. Lafley.
     Procter & Gamble markets approximately 300 brands to nearly five billion
 consumers in over 140 countries.  These brands include Tide(R), Ariel(R),
 Crest(R), Pantene Pro-V(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pringles(R), Pampers(R),
 Olay(R), Iams(R) and Vicks(R).  Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, P&G has on-
 the-ground operations in over 70 countries.
 
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