Berry Plastics Group, Inc. Appoints Ronald S. Rolfe to Company’s Board of
Steven C. Graham Steps Down from Company’s Board
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- October 4, 2013
Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY), a leading global manufacturer and
marketer of value-added plastic packaging and engineered materials, today
announced the appointment of Ronald (Ron) S. Rolfe to its Board of Directors.
He will also serve as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Rolfe
replaces Steven (Steve) C. Graham who is stepping down from the Company’s
Rolfe was a member of the Litigation Department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
for more than 40 years. In January 2011, he retired as a Partner of the firm.
During his tenure, Rolfe led major antitrust and securities cases; SEC, NYSE,
NASDAQ, and grand jury investigations; and, a wide range of commercial
litigation and arbitrations. He was also active in major merger and
acquisition transactions and corporate governance advice.
Rolfe is a board member of the Strategic Committee of Captain Bidco SAS
(France), Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NYSE: NOR), Advanced
Assessment Systems, Inc., and an advisor to the board of directors of Tune
Core, Inc. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude
with a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he served as an editor of the
Columbia Law Review. Rolfe was also a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and James
Kent Scholar. Rolfe dedicates much time to both professional organizations and
civic endeavors, including serving as President of the Board of Trustees of
The Allen-Stevenson School.
Steven Graham has served as a member of Berry Plastics’ Board of Directors
“On behalf of Berry Plastics and its Board of Directors, I wish to extend our
sincere gratitude for Steve’s commitment to our Company,” said Jon Rich,
Chairman and CEO of Berry Plastics. “Ron is highly regarded in the legal
community and we are honored to have him join our Board.”
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
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Berry Plastics Group, Inc.
Eva Schmitz, 812-306-2424
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