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Jane Nielsen to Join Pinnacle Foods Board of Directors

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Parsippany, New Jersey, USA-headquartered Pinnacle Foods Inc. on January 29 announced the appointment of Jane H. Nielsen, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Coach, Inc., to its board of directors, effective March 10. This will bring the size of the board to eight members. As an independent director, she will serve on the board’s audit committee and compensation committee.

140130 pinnacle janenielsenMs. Nielsen has been an officer at Coach since 2011. Prior to that, she was senior vice president and cfo of PepsiCo Americas, Beverages and Global Nutrition Group, and also held the positions of vice president of strategy and vice president of investor relations for PepsiCo. Ms. Nielsen has held executive management positions in finance and strategic planning at Pepsi Bottling Group. She began her career in banking in 1986 at CS First Boston Corporation and later worked at global strategy consulting firm Marakon Associates.

Pinnacle Foods, which employs approximately 4,400 people, is a Top 1000 Company as ranked by Fortune Magazine. It is a producer, marketer and distributor of high quality branded frozen and shelf stable food products. Its frozen brands include Birds Eye Steamfresh, Birds Eye Voila!, C&W, McKenzie’s and Freshlike vegetables and vegetable-based ready meals, Van de Kamp’s and Mrs. Paul’s frozen prepared seafood dishes, Hungry-Man dinners and entrees, Aunt Jemima breakfast items, Lender’s bagels and Celeste pizza.