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Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Names Steve Barbour New CFO.

OAKLAND, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc. (Dreyer's) has named Steve Barbour, 49, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Barbour replaces retiring CFO, Doug Holdt.

A 20-year veteran of Nestle USA, Barbour most recently served as Finance Director for Nestle United Kingdom, where he had finance responsibility for the Confectionery, Beverage, Foodservice, Food and Ireland businesses. Prior to that assignment, Barbour spent nine years with Nestle Prepared Foods Company in Cleveland, Ohio, as vice president and controller, and before that, three years as vice president Finance and Administration for the Nestle Ice Cream Company. He has also served in executive finance positions at the Nestle Food Company and the Nestle Refrigerated Products Division, both in Glendale, California.

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries manufacture and distribute a full spectrum of ice cream and frozen dessert products. Brands of frozen dessert products currently manufactured or distributed by Dreyer's in the United States include Grand, Slow Churned(R), Dibs(R), Haagen-Dazs(R), Nestle(R) Drumstick(R), Nestle Crunch(R), Nestle(R) Butterfinger(R), Nestle(R) Toll House(R), Nestle(R) Carnation(R), Nestle(R) Push-Up(R), Frosty Paws(R), Eskimo Pie(R), Chipwich(R), Fruit Bars, Starbucks(R) and The Skinny Cow(R). The company's premium products are marketed under the Dreyer's brand name throughout the Western states and Texas, and under the Edy's(R) brand name throughout the remainder of the United States. Internationally, the Dreyer's brand extends to select markets in the Far East and the Edy's brand extends to the Caribbean and South America. For more information on the company, please visit

NOTE: The Starbucks trademark is owned by Starbucks U.S. Brands, LLC and is licensed to the Starbucks Ice Cream Partnership, a joint venture partnership between Dreyer's and Starbucks Holding Company.

In the U.S. the Haagen-Dazs trademark is sub-licensed to Dreyer's by Nestle.

CONTACT: Dori Sera Bailey, +1-510-601-4241, for Dreyer's

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