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Berry Plastics Announces Board Appointments

Berry Plastics Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of Idalene F. (Idie) Kesner and Jonathan (Jon) F. Foster to its Board of Directors. Kesner will serve on the company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Foster will serve on its Compensation Committee. Kesner and Foster replace Anthony Civale and Donald Graham, who are stepping down from the board.

Kesner has served as dean of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business since 2013. She joined the Kelley School faculty in 1995, coming from a titled faculty position at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Foster is founder and a managing director of Current Capital LLC, a private equity investing and management services firm. Prior to this role, he served as a managing director and co-head of Diversified Industrials and Services at Wachovia Securities.

“We are very pleased to welcome Idie and Jon to our board,” said Jon Rich, chairman and CEO. “Idie is an accomplished educator and researcher, whose business insights and perspectives will be valuable resources to our board. At the same time, Jon’s in-depth investment banking and investing knowledge will be called upon as we implement initiatives to further strengthen the company’s financial performance and enhance shareholder value.”

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