Flowers Foods: Expands Board of Directors

Thomasville / GA. (ff) The board of directors of Flowers Foods Inc. elected David V. Singer, president and chief executive officer of Lance Inc., to the company´s board of directors effective January 2010. At that time, Flowers Foods´ board will expand to twelve directors, eleven of whom are independent board members.

«We are delighted to welcome Mr. Singer to our board», said George E. Deese, chairman of the board, CEO, and president of Flowers Foods. «His broad business experience with companies that have similar market delivery systems to ours will enhance the composition of our board. We look forward to his contribution as we guide Flowers Foods’ development and growth strategy».

Singer has been president and chief executive officer of Lance Inc., a publicly traded snack foods manufacturer headquartered in North Carolina (U.S.), since 2005 and a director since 2003. Since Singer joined Lance, the company has grown internally and with several strategic acquisitions. He also has led efforts to transform Lance into a more effective competitor in the snack food industry through organizational changes and focused sales growth as well as enhancements of the company´s supply chain, direct-store-delivery system, and information systems. Previously, Singer was executive vice president and chief financial officer with Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Consolidated in Charlotte where he had broad functional responsibilities and was directly involved in numerous acquisitions, the development of a joint venture with The Coca-Cola Company, and in overseeing significant improvements in operating efficiency.

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