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PILLSBURY NAMES SOBASKI VICE PRESIDENT OF GREEN GIANT BRANDS

 MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillsbury today announced that Kenneth J. Sobaski has been named vice president, Green Giant Brands, effective immediately. He reports to Rob Hawthorne, Pillsbury's chief operating officer.
 In this position, Sobaski, 37, is responsible for overall management of Green Giant USA, a leading provider of canned and frozen vegetable products.
 Sobaski has more than 13 years of marketing experience in food and consumer products industries. Most recently, he was vice president of marketing for The Drackett Company, a division of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cincinnati. His previous experience also includes positions with Kraft USA and General Mills.
 Sobaski received a master of management degree in 1980 from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management/Northwestern University, Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1978 from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.
 Pillsbury is a subsidiary 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 $14 billion. Other U.S. subsidiaries include Burger King, Carillon Importers, Haagen-Dazs, Heublein, The Paddington Corporation and Pearle, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Terry Thompson, 612-330-4768, or Shawn Brumbaugh 612-871-8877, both of Pillsbury/


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