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Hardy Named to Lead Manufacturing at ConAgra Foods

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2005--Based at the company's headquarters in Omaha, Hardy will report to the chairman and chief executive officer and work to unite, reinforce and optimize the company's production-based assets.

Jim Hardy brings a wealth of successful manufacturing experiences in the United States and abroad, including 15 years at Procter & Gamble, and participation in several systems implementations. Most recently, at Clorox, from 2001 to present, he was part of the company's leadership committee and drove implementation of world-class manufacturing processes across a diverse array of products, from household products to food products. Hardy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Florida.

"Jim is a proven leader with strong experience in implementing manufacturing processes at top companies, in this country and abroad. Unifying under his leadership the manufacturing and engineering functions of business segments and operating groups across ConAgra Foods will create a single, coordinated enterprise team, and speed our progress toward operational excellence and efficiency," said Bruce Rohde, chairman and chief executive officer, ConAgra Foods.

About ConAgra Foods

ConAgra Foods Inc. (NYSE:CAG) is one of North America's largest packaged food companies, serving consumer grocery retailers, as well as restaurants and other foodservice establishments. Popular ConAgra Foods consumer brands include: ACT II, Armour, Banquet, Blue Bonnet, Brown 'N Serve, Butterball, Chef Boyardee, Cook's, Crunch 'n Munch, DAVID, Decker, Eckrich, Egg Beaters, Fleischmann's, Gulden's, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Kid Cuisine, Knott's Berry Farm, La Choy, Lamb Weston, Lightlife, Louis Kemp, Lunch Makers, MaMa Rosa's, Manwich, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Parkay, Pemmican, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Rosarita, Ro*Tel, Slim Jim, Snack Pack, Swiss Miss, Van Camp's, Wesson, Wolf, and many others. For more information, visit

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