BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STAG Industrial, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: STAG), a company focused on the acquisition, ownership, and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States, announced that it has appointed Virgis W. Colbert as an independent member of its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2014.
Mr. Colbert, now retired, was Executive Vice President of Miller Brewing Company where he was responsible for plant operations, international operations, brewing, research and quality assurance, engineering, procurement, order production/planning and logistics. He continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to Miller Coors LLC. Mr. Colbert serves as the lead independent director of the Board of Directors of Lorillard, Inc., the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.. He previously served on the Boards of Directors of Sara Lee/The Hillshire Brands Company, Bank of America Corp., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Delphi Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker, and The Manitowoc Company, Inc.
"We are pleased to announce that Virgis Colbert will join our Board of Directors. We anticipate that the depth of his background in operations and logistics and his experience as a director of large corporations' Boards will provide significant value to our Board as it continues to oversee our rapid growth," commented Ben Butcher, STAG's Chief Executive Officer.
About STAG Industrial, Inc.
STAG Industrial, Inc. is a full-service real estate company focused on the acquisition, ownership and management of single-tenant industrial properties throughout the United States. The Company's portfolio consists of 200 properties in 34 states with approximately 35.3 million rentable square feet.
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