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CADBURY SCHWEPPES ANNOUNCES KEY EXECUTIVE CHANGES IN NORTH AMERICA

CADBURY SCHWEPPES ANNOUNCES KEY EXECUTIVE CHANGES IN NORTH AMERICA
 STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Following management changes in July 1991 -- which moved leadership of Cadbury Schweppes (ADS - NASDAQ: CADBY) beverages stream from Stamford to London -- the United Kingdom-based beverages and confectionery company today announced additional organizational changes to its North American beverages business.
 "Our new structure will allow for a more effective use of resources against long- and short-term business issues," said Frank J. Swan, managing director of the beverages stream. "The move is designed to create a more responsive and customer-focused organization in North America."
 The changes include the creation of a simplified organization structure. After an extensive review of its current structure, certain staff and support groups will be realigned within the business units in North America in order to ensure more effective use of resources. In addition, the realignment of existing resources will allow the carbonated segment in North America to optimize several important business opportunities in support of bottler, trade, and marketing strategy development. As a result, several key executive appointments have been made.
 Reporting to John C. Carson, president, Cadbury Beverages North America, will be:
 David I.G. Matthews is appointed president, Schweppes/Sunkist U.S.A. Matthews, who is currently the managing director of Cadbury Beverages Canada, will relocate from Mississauga, Ontario, to Stamford.
 David K. Irwin is appointed president, Cadbury Beverages Canada. Previously, Irwin was deputy managing director at Cadbury Beverages Canada.
 Kenneth G. Romanzi is appointed to the newly created position of vice president, strategic planning for Cadbury Beverages North America. In this position, Romanzi will be responsible for developing overall business strategy and long-range planning, including category, brand/trademark equity, information and marketing services management, and new product development.
 Timothy G. Fallon is appointed to the newly created position of vice president, new business development for Cadbury Beverages U.S.A. In this position, Fallon will have the overall responsibility to develop, communicate and implement growth programs in new and existing distribution channels.
 James P. O'Sullivan is appointed to the position of vice president, human resources for carbonated beverages in North America. Previously, O'Sullivan was director, human resources.
 Continuing to report to Carson are James A. Smith, president, Canada Dry/Crush/Hires/Sun-drop U.S.A., and Kenneth A. Thomas, vice president, finance for Cadbury Beverages North America.
 Reporting to Doug D. Tough, president of Mott's North America, will be:
 William P. Burke is appointed to the position of vice president, human resources, for Mott's North America. Previously, Burke was director, corporate communications and public affairs.
 Continuing to report to Tough are:
 -- Ron Segal, president, Mott's Canada;
 -- Audrey Solnit, vice president, finance for Mott's North America;
 -- James M. Robertson, vice president, operations for Mott's North
 America;
 -- Carl T. Harrington, vice president, marketing for Mott's U.S.A.;
 -- Jerry DeLuccio, director, total quality management for Mott's
 North America;
 -- Karl Johnson, director, sales planning, administration & control
 for Mott's U.S.A.;
 -- Albert R. Jester, national sales manager, retail markets for
 Mott's U.S.A.; and
 -- Robert E. O'Brien, national sales manager, distributor markets
 for Mott's U.S.A.
 In addition, the following appointments have been made by the parent company, Cadbury Schweppes plc, in London:
 Robert J. Stack is appointed group director, strategic human resources management for Cadbury Schweppes plc. Stack, who is currently vice president, human resource for Cadbury Beverages, will relocate from Stamford to London and report to Richard C. Stradwick. In this newly created position, Stack will be responsible for the development and implementation of human resources strategy on a worldwide basis, with particular emphasis on the beverages stream.
 Paul J. Jakubek is appointed treasurer-Americas. Jakubek, who is currently the assistant treasurer for Cadbury Beverages North America, will remain in Stamford and report to Tim Owen, group treasurer of Cadbury Schweppes plc.
 Cadbury Schweppes plc markets and manufactures confectionery and beverages in over 100 countries around the world. In 1990, Cadbury Schweppes plc reported sales of $6 billion, with beverages totalling $3.5 billion.
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 /CONTACT: William P. Burke of Cadbury Beverages, 203-968-7677/
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