New Chief Executives Appointed for Kerry Group and Kerry Americas

October 4, 2007

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New Chief Executives Appointed for Kerry Group and Kerry Americas

BELOIT, WIStan McCarthy has been appointed chief executive designate for Kerry Group in Tralee, Ireland. He will be replacing Hugh Friel, who is retiring as chief executive and director of Kerry Group on Dec. 31, 2007.

McCarthy joined Kerry Group in 1976 where he worked in finance at the companys headquarters in Ireland. He was instrumental in establishing Kerry Americas in Beloit following the Groups 1988 acquisition of Beatreme. He has served as Kerry Americas president since 1996 and will continue in his role as he transitions to his new position.

Gerry Behan has been appointed president and CEO designate of Kerry Americas as of Jan. 1, 2008. Behan will be responsible for leading Kerrys regional ingredient businesses in Canada, the United States and Latin America.

Behan joined Kerry Group in 1986 and has held numerous finance and operations positions. He has served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Kerry Americas since 2004.

With the new executive management appointments, Kerry will continue to build on its rich history of supporting food and beverage manufacturers with innovative solutions and tireless commitment to helping customers reach their goals.

About Kerry
Kerry Group plc, is a global international food ingredients and consumer foods corporation with current annualized sales in excess of $6 billion USD. Kerry Americas is a $1.5 billion USD food technology company providing food ingredients, nutritional components and flavors to food and beverage manufacturers. For more information, call Jim Egan at 608/363-1200, ext. 5716 or visit the Kerry Americas Website.

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