Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Appoints Rick Rickertsen to Company’s Board of Directors

  Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Appoints Rick Rickertsen to Company’s Board of

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- January 2, 2013

Today, Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), announced the appointment of
Carl J. (Rick) Rickertsen to its Board of Directors. Rickertsen is a managing
partner of Pine Creek Partners, a private equity investment firm based in
Washington, D.C.

Rickertsen has worked in private equity since 1987. Prior to founding Pine
Creek Partners, he was chief operating officer and partner of Thayer Capital
Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity investment firm. Rickertsen
was a founding partner of three Thayer investment funds totaling over $1.4
billion and is a published author.

"I am very proud to join the board of this exciting company,” said Rickertsen.
“Not only is Berry Plastics a leading global manufacturer and marketer of
packaging products today, there is also much growth ahead for the Company as
it continues to research, develop, and bring to market new and innovative
customer solutions."

Rickertsen has been a member of the board of directors of MicroStrategy
(NASDAQ: MSTR), since October 2002. He joined the Apollo Senior Credit Fund
(NYSE: AFT) board in 2011 and the board of Noranda (NYSE: NOR) in 2012.
Rickertsen was formerly a board member of publicly-traded companies Convera
Corporation, a search-engine software company, UAP Holding Corp., a
distributor of agriculture products, and Homeland Security Capital
Corporation, a specialized technology provider to government and commercial

"We are pleased to have Rick join Berry Plastics’ Board of Directors and serve
on our Board’s Audit Committee," said Jon Rich, Chairman and CEO of Berry
Plastics. “Rick brings with him a wealth of knowledge gained from his 25 years
in the private equity sector and in his capacity of serving on boards of
publicly traded companies. His knowledge, experience, and insight will be
beneficial to Berry as we pursue our deleveraging and strategic growth

Rickertsen graduated with distinction from Stanford University and Harvard
Graduate School of Business, obtaining a BS in Industrial Engineering from
Stanford and MBA from Harvard.

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 annual net sales of $4.8 billion in fiscal
2012. 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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