SOURCE: Royal Numico N.V.

May 02, 2007 01:41 ET

Numico Further Aligns Its Organisational Structure


Schiphol, 2 May 2007 - Royal Numico N.V. announces that is had made changes to its organisational structure as part of the company's ongoing focus on enhancing organisational alignment and simplicity. Product Development will be integrated into the Baby Food and Clinical Nutrition divisions and Research will report directly to Numico's CEO. Given these changes Ajai Puri has agreed to retire from Numico's Executive Board but will continue to fulfil a senior advisory role to the company.

Jan Bennink, CEO of Numico, commented: "I would like to thank Ajai for his valuable contribution to Numico. Over the last four years, he has played a significant role in creating a strong R&D organisation. Under his leadership, R&D has become more consumer focused and he has contributed to building the platform for Numico's future growth. Ajai's position in the Executive Board will not be replaced."

Ajai Puri joined Numico on 9 May 2003, to head the Research & Development organisation. Prior to joining Numico, Ajai Puri worked for more than 20 years in various senior management positions at the Minute Maid Company, part of the Coca Cola Company.

Royal Numico is a high-growth, high-margin specialised nutrition company with leading positions in Baby Food and Clinical Nutrition and brings products to the market under the brand names Nutricia, Milupa, Cow & Gate, Mellin and Dumex, among others. The company serves customers in over 100 countries and employs approx. 13,000 people (see also:

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