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PILLSBURY NAMES SCHMIDT PRESIDENT, PILLSBURY CANADA LIMITED

 PILLSBURY NAMES SCHMIDT PRESIDENT, PILLSBURY CANADA LIMITED
 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillsbury, a subsidiary of Grand Metropolitan PLC, today announced that Steven M. Schmidt has been named president of Pillsbury Canada Limited. He replaces S. Paul Oliver, who recently became president of Grand Metropolitan Foodservice U.S.A., based in Minneapolis.
 In this position, Schmidt, 38, assumes management responsibility for the Pillsbury Canada Limited business, which produces a full range of Pillsbury grocery products, plus Fraser Valley Foods, located in Sardis, British Columbia. Pillsbury Canada Limited is headquartered in Markham, Ontario.
 Most recently, Schmidt was Pillsbury's vice president of frozen food sales. Prior to joining the company in 1987, he held a variety of sales and marketing positions with Pepsi Co. and Procter & Gamble.
 Schmidt received a bachelor of science degree from Purdue University in 1976.
 Schmidt has served as a mentor with the Metropolitan Economic Development Association in Minneapolis, and was a member of the advisory board and an executive speaker for the Minnesota Special Olympics. He and his family will reside in Toronto.
 Pillsbury is a subsidiary of the Food Sector of Grand Metropolitan PLC. GrandMet is one of the largest international companies in the United Kingdom and a world leader in drinks, retailing and food. GrandMet sales are in excess of $15 billion. Other U.S. subsidiaries of GrandMet include Burger King, Carillon Importers, Haagen-Dazs, Heublein, the Paddington Corporation and Pearle Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Terry Thompson of Pillsbury; 612-330-4768, or Shawn


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