Charlotte / NC. (li) The Board of Directors of Snyder´s-Lance Inc. announced that David V. Singer, the Company´s Chief Executive Officer, has elected to retire from his CEO role following the Company´s annual meeting of stockholders on May 03, 2013. Singer will not stand for re-election as a Director. He has served as a Director of the Company since 2003 and as CEO since 2005. The Company´s Board of Directors has named Carl E. Lee, Jr., who has served as President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2010, to succeed Singer as Chief Executive Officer. Lee served as Chief Executive Officer of Snyder´s of Hanover Inc. from 2005 until 2010. Singer will serve in an advisory capacity in support of the leadership transition through February 2014.