Matthew J. Shattock Elected to VF Corporation’s Board of Directors
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- February 13, 2013
The Board of Directors of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a global leader in
branded lifestyle apparel and footwear, has elected Matthew J. Shattock as a
director, effective yesterday.
Shattock, 50, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beam Inc. (NYSE:
BEAM), one of the world’s leading premium spirits companies. He has led Beam
since 2009, first as an operating unit of Fortune Brands and since October
2011 as a standalone public company. Beam is home to some of the world’s most
iconic spirits brands, operates more than 20 production and commercial
facilities around the world, and has a global team of 3,400 employees.
Shattock is a member of the Beam Board of Directors.
At Beam, Shattock has successfully implemented a “Vision into Action” growth
strategy that relies on creating famous brands, building winning markets, and
generating fuel for growth through efficiency and effectiveness. As a result,
Beam has built a track record of sustained outperformance, while increasing
investment in brand communication, innovation and enhanced routes to market.
In 2012, Beam delivered net sales that grew significantly faster than its
global market, double-digit growth in earnings per share and a total
shareholder return exceeding 20 percent.
“Matt’s exceptional leadership skills, along with his deep experience in
strategy, brand and international business development will add great value to
VF as we continue shaping the global growth of our company,” said Eric
Wiseman, VF Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I look
forward to working with him as a member of our Board.”
Shattock will serve on the Compensation and Finance Committees of VF’s Board
Shattock holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Durham (Durham,
United Kingdom). Prior to his tenure at Beam Inc. Shattock held various
executive leadership roles at Unilever PLC and Cadbury PLC.
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear
with more than 30 brands. The company’s largest five brands are The North
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Carole Crosslin, 336-549-5836
Director, Corporate Communications
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