MGP Hires Firm to Assist With CEO Search

MGP Hires Firm to Assist With CEO Search

ATCHISON, Kan., April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MGP today announced that it
has hired Heidrick & Struggles, Inc., an executive search firm based in
Chicago, to assist the company with the recruitment of a new chief executive
officer. MGP added that Heidrick & Struggles would work closely with a search
committee established by the company's Board of Directors.

"We are very excited to move forward with this key step in the process of
finding the right CEO to lead our company," said MGP Board Chairman Cloud L.
"Bud" Cray."The board has great confidence in the capabilities of Heidrick &
Struggles and is pleased to have been able to engage this highly regarded firm
to assist us."

Currently, Randy Schrick and Don Tracy are filling the roles of interim
co-CEO's.Schrick serves as vice president of engineering at the company, and
Tracy is vice president of finance and chief financial officer.

About MGP

MGP is a leading independent supplier of premium spirits, offering flavor
innovations and custom distillery blends to the beverage alcohol industry. The
company also produces high quality food grade industrial alcohol and
formulates grain-based starches and proteins into nutritional and highly
functional ingredients for the branded consumer packaged goods industry.The
company is headquartered in Atchison, Kansas, where a variety of distilled
alcohol products and food ingredients are manufactured.Distilled spirits are
also produced at company facilities in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. For more
information, visit

CONTACT: Shanae Randolph, 913.367.1480

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