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RODRIGUEZ TO HEAD GERBER'S INTERNATIONAL DIVISION

 FREMONT, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerber Products Company (NYSE: GEB) named Jose Andres Rodriguez as president of its international division. He replaces Michael A. Cipollaro, who is leaving the company.
 Rodriguez will report to Gerber Chief Executive Officer Al Piergallini. "I am very pleased that Jose is joining Gerber. He brings a breadth of excellent international experience. He will enable us to develop our international business, the most important factor in our future growth," Piergallini said.
 A native of Mexico, Rodriguez most recently was president of Quaker Oats-Europe. During his 19-year-career with Quaker, he served in a succession of international postings. Prior to Quaker, Rodriguez worked in international positions with Richardson-Vicks, Eastman Kodak, Procter & Gamble and BF Goodrich.
 Rodriguez is a graduate of the National University of Mexico where he received a master's degree in chemical engineering. He has completed the advanced management programs at Harvard, Stanford and Indiana Universities.
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 /CONTACT: Steve Poole, director, Corporate Communications of Gerber Products Company, 616-928-2744/
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