Americold Names Fred W. Boehler as President

Americold Names Fred W. Boehler as President

Jeffrey M. Gault to Continue as Member of Board of Trustees

ATLANTA, March 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Trustees of Americold
(, the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing
and logistics to the food industry, announced today that Fred W. Boehler, the
Company's Chief Operating Officer, also has been named as President, effective
March 31. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Boehler assumes the
senior executive leadership role at Americold. Jeffrey M. Gault, President and
Chief Executive Officer, is retiring and will continue to serve on the
Americold Board of Trustees.Mr. Gault and Mr. Boehler will work closely
during the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

"I am fortunate to have led Americold through a transformational period,
establishing guiding principles focused on operational excellence, customer
service, and being the undisputed provider of choice in our industry.Looking
ahead at the next stage of my life, the time is right to execute the plan for
continuity of leadership and the next phase of growth at Americold," said
Gault. "Fred is a talented leader with extensive experience in logistics and
supply chain management. He has demonstrated keen strategic vision as an
integral part of our senior leadership team, along with the ability to drive
positive change throughout our operations. I have tremendous confidence in his
capabilities to lead Americold."

Mr. Boehler joined Americold in February 2013 after serving as Senior Vice
President of Supply Chain with SUPERVALU, Inc., a leading grocery retailer and
wholesaler supplying more than 4,300 stores. Prior to SUPERVALU, Inc., he was
Senior Vice President Logistics & Purchasing at Borders Group, Inc., where he
oversaw Distribution Operations, Industrial Engineering, Logistics Planning
and Purchasing. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Science and
Operations from Wright State University and a Master's Degree in International
Business from Northern Illinois University.

"Jeff Gault led Americold to consistent growth and success in a rapidly
changing industry, and he was instrumental in the decision to expand Fred's
responsibilities," said Greg Mays, Chairman of the Americold Board of
Trustees. "We recognize Jeff for his insight and valuable contributions and
thank him for his three years as an executive of the Company.His continued
involvement on the Board will help ensure that Americold remains on track with
its strategic and operational initiatives."

About Americold

Americold is the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and
logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing,
transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta,
Georgia, Americold owns and operates 177 temperature-controlled warehouses,
with more than 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States,
Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold's warehouses
are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers,
processors, distributors, and retailers to consumers. Americold serves more
than 3,000 customers, and employs 12,000 associates worldwide.

More information about Americold is at

CONTACT: Media contact:
         Todd N. Sheldon
         Executive Vice President
         10 Glenlake Parkway
         Atlanta, GA 30328

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