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This excerpt taken from the DLM DEF 14A filed Aug 19, 2009.
Executive Officers
 
The following table sets forth the name, age and positions, as of August 19, 2009 (the date of this proxy statement), of individuals who are currently executive officers of Del Monte Foods Company. To the Company’s knowledge, there are no family relationships between any director or executive officer and any other director or executive officer of the Company. These individuals hold the same positions with Del Monte Corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Executive officers serve at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors. Additionally, executive officers may be elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Wolford currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
 
             
Name   Age                Positions
 
Richard G. Wolford
    64     Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
Nils Lommerin
    44     Chief Operating Officer
David L. Meyers
    63     Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Timothy A. Cole
    52     Executive Vice President, Sales
David W. Allen
    49     Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain
Larry E. Bodner
    46     Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
Marc L. Brown
    50     Senior Vice President, Corporate Service Center and Chief Information Officer
Richard L. French
    52     Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Richard W. Muto
    58     Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
William D. Pearce
    46     Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
James G. Potter
    52     Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
This excerpt taken from the DLM DEF 14A filed Aug 7, 2008.
Executive Officers
 
The following table sets forth the name, age and positions, as of August 6, 2008 (the date of this proxy statement), of individuals who are currently executive officers of Del Monte Foods Company. To the Company’s knowledge, there are no family relationships between any director or executive officer and any other director or executive officer of the Company. These individuals hold the same positions with Del Monte Corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Executive officers serve at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors. Additionally, executive officers may be elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Wolford currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
 
             
Name
  Age    
Positions
 
             
Richard G. Wolford
    63     Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
             
Nils Lommerin
    43     Chief Operating Officer
             
David L. Meyers
    62     Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
             
Timothy A. Cole
    51     Executive Vice President, Sales
             
David W. Allen
    48     Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain
             
Richard L. French
    51     Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
             
Richard W. Muto
    57     Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
             
William D. Pearce
    45     Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
             
James G. Potter
    51     Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
 
This excerpt taken from the DLM DEF 14A filed Aug 8, 2007.
Executive Officers
 
The following table sets forth the name, age and positions, as of August 8, 2007 (the date of this proxy statement), of individuals who are currently executive officers of Del Monte Foods Company. To the Company’s knowledge, there are no family relationships between any director or executive officer and any other director or executive officer of the Company. These individuals hold the same positions with Del Monte Corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Executive officers serve at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors. Additionally, executive officers may be elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Wolford currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
 
             
Name
 
Age
 
Positions
 
Richard G. Wolford
  62   Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
David L. Meyers
  61   Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Timothy A. Cole
  50   Executive Vice President, Sales
Nils Lommerin
  42   Executive Vice President, Operations
David W. Allen
  47   Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Richard L. French
  50   Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Apurva S. Mody
  40   Senior Vice President, Consumer Products
James G. Potter
  50   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Jeffrey M. Watters
  41   Senior Vice President, Pet Products
Jeff M. Berry
  36   Vice President and Treasurer
 
This excerpt taken from the DLM DEF 14A filed Aug 9, 2006.
Executive Officers
           The following table sets forth the name, age and positions, as of August 9, 2006 (the date of this proxy statement), of individuals who are currently executive officers of Del Monte Foods Company. To the Company’s knowledge, there are no family relationships between any director or executive officer and any other director or executive officer of the Company. These individuals hold the same positions with Del Monte Corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Executive officers serve at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors. Additionally, executive officers may be elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Wolford currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
             
Name   Age   Positions
         
Richard G. Wolford
    61     Chairman of the Board, President and
Chief Executive Officer; Director
David L. Meyers
    60     Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Timothy A. Cole
    49     Executive Vice President, Sales
Nils Lommerin
    41     Executive Vice President, Operations
David W. Allen
    46     Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Richard L. French
    49     Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Apurva S. Mody
    39     Senior Vice President, Consumer Products
James G. Potter
    49     Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Barry A. Shepard
    42     Senior Vice President, Marketing and Innovation
Jeffrey M. Watters
    40     Senior Vice President, Pet Products
Jeff M. Berry
    35     Vice President and Treasurer
           Richard G. Wolford, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director. Mr. Wolford joined Del Monte as Chief Executive Officer and a Director in April 1997. He was elected President of Del Monte in February 1998 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Del Monte Foods Company in May 2000. From 1967 to 1987, he held a variety of positions at Dole Foods, including President of Dole Packaged Foods from 1982 to 1987. From 1988 to 1996, he was Chief Executive Officer of HK Acquisition Corp. where he developed food industry investments with venture capital investors.
           David L. Meyers, Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Meyers joined Del Monte in 1989. He was elected Chief Financial Officer of Del Monte in December 1992 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Del Monte Foods Company from January 1994 until consummation of Del Monte’s recapitalization in 1997. Prior to joining Del Monte, Mr. Meyers held a variety of financial and accounting positions with RJR Nabisco (1987 to 1989), Nabisco Brands USA (1983 to 1987) and Standard Brands, Inc. (1973 to 1983). Mr. Meyers also serves on the board of directors of Smart & Final Inc.
           Timothy A. Cole, Executive Vice President, Sales. Mr. Cole joined Del Monte in September 2004. From 1979 to September 2004, Mr. Cole held a variety of positions with The Quaker Oats Company, now a unit of PepsiCo., Inc., where he became Vice President of National Accounts for the United States.
           Nils Lommerin, Executive Vice President, Operations. Mr. Lommerin was appointed Executive Vice President, Operations in July 2004. He joined Del Monte in March 2003 as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. From March 1999 to July 2002, he was with Oxford Health Plans, Inc., where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Corporate Services. From

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November 1991 to February 1999, Mr. Lommerin held a variety of senior Human Resources positions with PepsiCo, Inc.
           David W. Allen, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations. Mr. Allen was appointed Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations in June 2006, having served as a consultant to Del Monte beginning in November 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Allen was Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Foodservice, a division of Royal Ahold, from 2004 to 2005 and Chief Executive Officer of WorldChain, Inc., a supply chain services company, from 2001 to 2004. He served as Vice President, Worldwide Operations of Dell Inc. from 1999 to 2000. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Allen held a variety of positions at Frito-Lay North America, a division of Pepsico Inc., most recently as its Senior Vice President, Operations. Mr. Allen also serves on the board of directors of American Italian Pasta Company.
           Richard L. French, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Mr. French joined Del Monte in 1980 and was elected to his current position in May 1998. Mr. French was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Del Monte from August 1993 through May 1998 and has held a variety of positions within Del Monte’s financial organization.
           Apurva S. Mody, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products. Mr. Mody was appointed Senior Vice President, Consumer Products in July 2006, having served as Managing Director, Del Monte Brands since December 2004. Mr. Mody joined Del Monte in January 2002 in the Strategic Planning Group and served as Vice President of Marketing for the Vegetable, Infant Feeding and College Inn businesses from June 2002 to December 2002. Prior to joining Del Monte, Mr. Mody was with Divine/ Whitman Hart from 2000 until 2001 where he was an Associate Partner in the Business and Brand Strategy group. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Mody held a variety of brand management positions with Procter & Gamble.
           James G. Potter, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Potter joined Del Monte in October 2001 and was elected to his current position in September 2002. From December 1997 to December 2000, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company. From 1989 to November 1997, Mr. Potter was the Chief Legal Officer of The Prudential Bank and Trust Company and The Prudential Savings Bank, subsidiaries of The Prudential Insurance Company of America.
           Barry A. Shepard, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Innovation. Mr. Shepard was appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing and Innovation in July 2006, having served as Managing Director, Del Monte Pet Products since August 2004. Mr. Shepard joined Del Monte from Heinz in December 2002 as Vice President Marketing, Pet Food. At Heinz, he was appointed Vice President Marketing Star-Kist Seafood in 2000, after joining as Director of Ketchup and Condiments in 1999. Prior to joining Heinz, Mr. Shepard was with Procter & Gamble in brand management from 1991 to 1998.
           Jeffrey M. Watters, Senior Vice President, Pet Products. Mr. Watters was appointed Senior Vice President, Del Monte Pet Products in July 2006, having served as Managing Director, Star-Kist Seafood since August 2004. He joined Del Monte from Heinz in December 2002 as Vice President, Pet Snacks Marketing. Mr. Watters joined Heinz in July 2000, where he most recently served as its Vice President, Pet Snacks Marketing. Prior to joining Heinz, Mr. Watters was with The Clorox Company in brand management from 1995 to 2000. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Waters was with Kraft Foods Inc. in sales and customer marketing.
           Jeff M. Berry, Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Berry joined Del Monte in March 2003 and was appointed to his current position in August 2006. Prior to his current position, Mr. Berry was Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development for Del Monte. From September 1997 to late 2002, Mr. Berry held a variety of consulting positions with McKinsey and Company, a management consulting firm, most recently as an Associate Principal.

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This excerpt taken from the DLM DEF 14A filed Aug 16, 2005.
Executive Officers
           The following table sets forth the name, age and positions, as of July 1, 2005, of individuals who are current executive officers of Del Monte Foods Company. To the Company’s knowledge, there are no family relationships between any director or executive officer and any other director or executive officer of the Company. These individuals hold the same positions with Del Monte Corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Executive officers serve at the discretion of the Company’s Board of Directors. Additionally, executive officers may be elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Wolford currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
             
Name   Age   Positions
         
Richard G. Wolford
    60     Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director
David L. Meyers
    59     Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Timothy A. Cole
    48     Executive Vice President, Sales
Todd R. Lachman
    42     Executive Vice President, Del Monte Foods
Nils Lommerin
    40     Executive Vice President, Operations
Donald J. Binotto
    50     Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain
Richard L. French
    48     Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller
Thomas E. Gibbons
    57     Senior Vice President and Treasurer
James G. Potter
    47     Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
           Richard G. Wolford, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer; Director. Mr. Wolford joined Del Monte as Chief Executive Officer and a Director in April 1997. He was elected President of Del Monte in February 1998 and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Del Monte Foods Company in May 2000. From 1967 to 1987, he held a variety of positions at Dole Foods, including President of Dole Packaged Foods from 1982 to 1987. From 1988 to 1996, he was Chief Executive Officer of HK Acquisition Corp. where he developed food industry investments with venture capital investors.
           David L. Meyers, Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Meyers joined Del Monte in 1989. He was elected Chief Financial Officer of Del Monte in December 1992 and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Del Monte Foods Company from January 1994 until consummation of Del Monte’s recapitalization in 1997. Prior to joining Del Monte, Mr. Meyers held a variety of financial and accounting positions with RJR Nabisco (1987 to 1989), Nabisco Brands USA (1983 to 1987) and Standard Brands, Inc. (1973 to 1983).
           Timothy A. Cole, Executive Vice President, Sales. Mr. Cole joined Del Monte in September 2004. From 1979 to September 2004, Mr. Cole held a variety of positions with The Quaker Oats Company, now a unit of PepsiCo., Inc., where he became Vice President of National Accounts for the United States.
           Todd R. Lachman, Executive Vice President, Del Monte Foods. Mr. Lachman was appointed Executive Vice President, Del Monte Foods in July 2004. He joined Del Monte from Heinz in December 2002 as Managing Director, Pet Products. Mr. Lachman joined Heinz in April 2000, where he most recently served as its Managing Director, Pet Products. Prior to joining Heinz, Mr. Lachman was with Procter & Gamble in brand management from 1991 to 2000.
           Nils Lommerin, Executive Vice President, Operations. Mr. Lommerin was appointed Executive Vice President, Operations in July 2004. He joined Del Monte in March 2003 as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. From March 1999 to July 2002, he was with Oxford Health Plans, Inc.,

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where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Operations and Corporate Services. From November 1991 to February 1999, Mr. Lommerin held a variety of senior Human Resources positions with PepsiCo, Inc.
           Donald J. Binotto, Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain. Mr. Binotto was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain in July 2004. He joined Del Monte from Heinz in December 2002 as Managing Director, StarKist Seafood and subsequently became Managing Director, StarKist Brands. Mr. Binotto has been Managing Director, StarKist Foods, Inc., since May 2000. Since he joined Heinz in 1981, Mr. Binotto has worked at Heinz World Headquarters, StarKist Foods, Inc. and Heinz Pet Products in a variety of roles.
           Richard L. French, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Mr. French joined Del Monte in 1980 and was elected to his current position in May 1998. Mr. French was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Del Monte from August 1993 through May 1998 and has held a variety of positions within Del Monte’s financial organization.
           Thomas E. Gibbons, Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Gibbons joined Del Monte in 1969 and was elected to his current position in February 1995. He was elected Vice President and Treasurer of Del Monte in January 1990. Mr. Gibbons’ prior experience also includes a variety of positions within Del Monte’s and RJR Nabisco’s tax and financial organizations.
           James G. Potter, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Potter joined Del Monte in October 2001 and was elected to his current position in September 2002. From December 1997 to December 2000, he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company. From 1989 to November 1997, Mr. Potter was the Chief Legal Officer of The Prudential Bank and Trust Company and The Prudential Savings Bank, subsidiaries of The Prudential Insurance Company of America.

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