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CROSSON AND LOCHMANN HEAD NEW CONAGRA GROCERY PRODUCTS AND MEAT PRODUCTS COMPANIES

 OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ConAgra Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today announced that Albert J. Crosson, 62, has been named president and chief operating officer, ConAgra Grocery Products Companies, and Leroy O. Lochmann, 58, has been named president and chief operating officer, ConAgra Meat Products Companies. Both positions and organizational units are new.
 ConAgra Grocery Products Companies include ConAgra Frozen Foods, Hunt Foods Company, Wesson/Peter Pan Foods Company, La Choy/Rosarita Foods Company and Orville Redenbacher/Swiss Miss Foods Company. ConAgra Meat Products Companies consist of the Armour Swift-Eckrich branded processed meats companies and ConAgra Red Meat Companies, including the Monfort fresh beef and pork businesses.
 Philip B. Fletcher, ConAgra's president and chief executive officer, commented, "These initiatives strengthen ConAgra's operational and marketing effectiveness. ConAgra Grocery Products Companies align in one organization our branded shelf-stable and frozen foods businesses. ConAgra Meat Products Companies will capitalize on internal supplier- customer relationships and help our fresh red meat businesses add value to their huge product streams. With Al Crosson and Lee Lochmann, we have proven, first-class executives leading the new units."
 Crosson has been president and chief operating officer, Hunt-Wesson Inc., and a member of ConAgra's Office of the President since 1990. Lochmann has been president and chief operating officer, Armour Swift-Eckrich, and a member of ConAgra's Office of the President since 1990. Both men continue as members of ConAgra's Office of the President. Crosson was president of Hunt-Wesson and Lochmann was president of Swift-Eckrich when those businesses joined ConAgra in August 1990 in the Beatrice Company acquisition.
 ConAgra Red Meat Companies, now part of ConAgra Meat Products Companies, are headed by president and chief operating officer Richard L. Monfort, a member of ConAgra's Office of the President. At a later date, ConAgra plans to name a new president of ConAgra Frozen Foods, now part of ConAgra Grocery Products Companies. James R. Tindall has held the position on an interim basis.
 Tindall is president and chief operating officer, ConAgra Prepared Food Companies, and a member of ConAgra's Office of the President. ConAgra Prepared Food Companies include Beatrice Cheese Co., ConAgra Direct Marketing Companies and ConAgra's seafood businesses.
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 /CONTACT: Walt Casey of ConAgra, 402-595-4154/
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