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PILLSBURY APPOINTS EVANICH AND KEENE TO NEW POSITIONS

 PILLSBURY APPOINTS EVANICH AND KEENE TO NEW POSITIONS
 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillsbury, a subsidiary of


Grand Metropolitan PLC, today announced that Craig L. Evanich has been named vice president of Pillsbury Brands and Linda B. Keene has been named vice president of marketing services, effective immediately. Evanich and Keene report to H. Robert Hawthorne, Pillsbury's chief operating officer.
 In his new position, Evanich, 40, will be responsible for overall management of the Pillsbury and Hungry Jack brands, including the Prepared Dough Products and Desserts & Specialty Products businesses.
 Keene, 40, will be responsible for providing marketing services support across the Pillsbury, Green Giant and Pizza businesses.
 Most recently, Evanich was Pillsbury's vice president and general manager of Prepared Dough Products. Prior to joining Pillsbury in 1987, he held positions with Kellogg's and Pepperidge Farm.
 Evanich received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's of business administration degree from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn. He is a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Minneapolis.
 Keene most recently was vice president and general manager of Desserts and Specialty Products. Prior to joining Pillsbury in 1987, she held positions with the Gillette Company and the Boston Consulting Group.
 Keene earned a bachelor's degree from Boston University School of Management. She received a master's of business administration degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
 Keene is a member of the board of directors of The Children's Theater Company, Minneapolis. She also is a member of the National Black MBA Association and the National Association of Female Executives.
 Grand Metropolitan PLC is one of the largest international companies in the United Kingdom and a world leader in drinks, retailing and food. Sales are in excess of $15 billion. U.S. subsidiaries include ALPO Petfoods, Burger King, Carillon Importers, GrandMet Foodservice USA, Haagen-Dazs, Heublein, The Paddington Corporation, Pearle, Inc. and Pillsbury.
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 /CONTACT: Terry Thompson of Pillsbury, 612-330-4768; or Shawn Brumbaugh of Padilla Speer Beardsley, 612-871-8877, for Pillsbury/ CO: Pillsbury ST: Minnesota IN: FOD SU: PER


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