Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Announces Executive Management Appointments Underscoring the Company’s Commitment to Grow

  Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Announces Executive Management Appointments
  Underscoring the Company’s Commitment to Grow Internationally

  *Jeff Thompson named Executive Vice President – International

  *Jason Greene named Executive Vice President – General Counsel

Business Wire

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- December 20, 2012

Today, Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY), announced key executive
management appointments, underscoring the Company’s commitment to its
strategic plans for global growth. Jeff Thompson, Berry Plastics’ current
Chief Legal Officer will lead the Company’s international business development
initiatives, in his new role as Berry Plastics’ Executive Vice President –

“These changes will facilitate exciting growth opportunities with our
customers around the world,” said Jon Rich, Chairman and CEO of Berry
Plastics. “Our initial focus will be to grow with our existing customers in
Latin America and Asia, introducing technology based value-added products.”

Jason Greene will now lead the Company’s legal organization as its Executive
Vice President – General Counsel. Greene most recently served as the Company’s
Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel.

“I am extremely pleased that Jeff and Jason have accepted these key positions
within our executive management team,” said Jon Rich, Chairman and CEO of
Berry Plastics. “Jeff has provided outstanding leadership during his nine
years with the Company, where he has led many acquisitions which have helped
Berry become the company it is today. In addition, Jason has provided
excellent legal counsel to our leadership team as we prepared to become a
public company.”

“The dedicated focus on their respective areas, coupled with their knowledge
of and passion for our business, will allow Jeff and Jason to drive success
within their functions,” added Rich. “Their leadership will be key as we
implement initiatives in support of our strategies to further reduce our
overall debt leverage, pursue innovative organic growth opportunities,
identify value adding acquisitions, and take steps to grow our business

Prior to joining Berry Plastics,  Thompson focused his legal practice on
mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate law. Thompson holds
a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor
from Indiana University Indianapolis. He is licensed to practice law in
Indiana and Colorado and is a member of the Indiana and Evansville bar

Greene joined Berry Plastics in 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Greene was
a Business Transactions and Tax Counsel at Taylor English Duma LLP in Atlanta.
From 1998-2007, he held a similar role at Powell Goldstein LLP, and began his
career in Arthur Andersen’s tax practice. Greene holds a Bachelor’s in
Accounting, Master’s in Accounting, and Juris Doctor all from the University
of Florida.

About Berry Plastics

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic
consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized
solutions to our customers. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana,
the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the
ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at


Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Media Contact:
Eva Schmitz, 812-306-2424
Investor Contact:
Dustin Stilwell, 812-306-2964
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