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Saputo announces appointment of senior management

10 May 2019 | News

Following a mutually agreed upon decision and the successful completion of the transaction, Mr. Mark Allen is stepping down as Chief Executive of Dairy Crest

Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a wide array of dairy products of the utmost quality, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured products and dairy ingredients. The company has recently announces an appointment in its senior management team following the acquisition of Dairy Crest Group plc (“Dairy Crest”) on April 15, 2019.

Following a mutually agreed upon decision and the successful completion of the transaction, Mr. Mark Allen is stepping down as Chief Executive of Dairy Crest. As such, Mr. Tom Atherton, Dairy Crest Deputy Chief Executive and Group Finance Director, is appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Saputo’s Dairy Division (UK). This appointment, effective immediately, follows the succession plans set forth by the Division.

Mr. Atherton has worked for Dairy Crest since 2005. He was appointed as an Executive Director and Group Finance Director in 2013 and has also held the position of Deputy Chief Executive since January 2018. In his role, he has been instrumental in determining the strategic direction of Dairy Crest. Previously, Mr. Atherton held senior management positions within publicly-listed companies in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Atherton will report to Mr. Kai Bockmann, President and Chief Operating Officer, Saputo Inc. and International Sector. Mr. Allen will remain with the Company to ensure a transition to Mr. Atherton until July 2019.

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