Pepsi Bottling
NYSE : PBG

October 04, 2005 14:01 ET

The Pepsi Bottling Group Names Robert C. King President, North American Field Operations

SOMERS, N.Y.--(CCNMatthews - Oct 4, 2005) -

The Pepsi Bottling Group (NYSE: PBG) today announced that Robert C. King has been appointed President, North American Field Operations, effective immediately. In this new role, Mr. King, 46, will oversee PBG's field businesses in the U.S. and Canada, which together account for nearly 70 percent of PBG's worldwide volume and approximately 80 percent of the Company's revenue. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of PBG's Mid-Atlantic Business Unit.

In making the announcement, Eric J. Foss, PBG's Chief Operating Officer, said, "Rob has been a key member of my leadership team for several years now. He has successfully led one of PBG's largest business units in the U.S. for the past three years, posting improvement in volume, net revenue and profitability. The combination of his business acumen, marketing prowess and leadership capabilities makes him an ideal executive to lead this important PBG business. I look forward to his ongoing contributions in this new role."

Mr. King joined Pepsi-Cola North America in 1989 as a Business Development Manager. He continued to increase his sales management experience and, in 1992, was named General Manager of the company's Sacramento Market Unit. Two years later, he was appointed Vice President, Customer Development. In 1996, Mr. King was named General Manager for the New Jersey Market Unit, a position he held until joining the headquarters staff as Vice President, On-Premise Sales in 1998. A year later, he was appointed Vice President, National Sales and Field Marketing and, in 2001, was named Senior Vice President, National Sales and Field Marketing. Mr. King was named to his most recent position in late 2002.

Mr. King earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Fairfield University in 1980.

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (www.pbg.com) is the world's largest seller, manufacturer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages with operations in the U. S., Canada, Greece, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Turkey. To receive news releases by e-mail, please visit http://www.pbg.com.

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