Hillshire Brands Co 8-K 2009
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Sara Lee Corporation
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Sara Lee Corporation announced that it has appointed Marcel H. M. Smits as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1, 2009. Mr. Smits, age 48, served as Chief Financial Officer and member of the board of management of Koninklijke KPN NV, a Dutch telecommunications company, from 2004 to 2009, and as Chief Financial Officer and member of the board of management of Vendex KBB (now known as Maxeda), a Dutch retail group, from 1999 to 2004. Prior to that, he held various financial and management positions in Europe, South America and Asia with Unilever N.V. from 1986 to 1999.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.