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PILLSBURY NAMES LINDA B. KEENE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER

   PILLSBURY NAMES LINDA B. KEENE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER
     MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillsbury, a subsidiary of Grand Metropolitan PLC, today announced that Linda B. Keene will assume the position of vice president and general manager of the Desserts and Specialty Products business, effective Dec. 1, 1991.
    In her new position, Keene will have overall management responsibility for Pillsbury's desserts and specialty products.  In addition, she will be responsible for expanding these products into new niche markets.  Part of Pillsbury's Baked Goods Division, the unit Keene now heads encompasses Pillsbury's cake, brownie and frosting mixes, as well as Hungry Jack potatoes, pancakes and syrup.
    Most recently, Keene held the position of vice president of market development and strategic planning for the division.  Her prior experience also includes several marketing positions at The Gillette Company and work as a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group.
    Keene received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Boston University in 1973.  She earned her master of business degree from Harvard University in 1977.
    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 $17 billion.  Other U.S. subsidiaries include ALPO Petfoods, Burger King, Carillon Importers, GrandMet Foodservice USA, Haagen-Dazs, Heublein, the Paddington Corporation and Pearle Inc.
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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:  The Pillsbury Company ST:  Minnesota IN:  FOD SU:  PER JS -- MN008 -- 1395 11/18/91 11:38 EST
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