NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) announced today that John P.
Bilbrey, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company,
has been elected to Colgate's Board of Directors.
Mr. Bilbrey, 58, brings considerable operational leadership experience
and in-depth knowledge of the fast-moving consumer goods industry to the
Colgate Board. Prior to joining The Hershey Company in 2003, Mr. Bilbrey
served as Executive Vice President, Sales at Mission Foods and as
President and Chief Executive Officer at Danone Waters of North America.
He also served in positions of increasing responsibility in the United
States and internationally during his 22 years at The Procter & Gamble
Separately, the Company announced that the Board of Directors had
accepted the resignation of Joseph Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer of
Novartis, who served on Colgate's Board of Directors since 2010. The
Directors extended to Mr. Jimenez their sincere thanks for all of his
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About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer
products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care
and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand
names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso,
Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and
Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and
Hill's Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate's global
business, visit the Company's web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate's global oral health education program,
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
For Colgate-Palmolive Company
Bina Thompson, 212-310-3072
Source: Colgate-Palmolive Company
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