The J.M. Smucker Company Nominates New Board Members

ORRVILLE, Ohio, June 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) today announced the nominations of Dawn C. Willoughby and Kirk L. Perry to its Board of Directors. Both are seasoned executives with extensive consumer packaged goods experience.

Ms. Willoughby is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Clorox Company, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products.  She has held this role since September 2014. She has been in leadership roles at Clorox since 2001, including serving as the Company's Senior Vice President and General Manager, Clorox Cleaning Division; Vice President and General Manager, Home Care Products; and Vice President and General Manager, Glad Products, along with several other positions.  Prior to her career at The Clorox Company, Ms. Willoughby spent nine years with The Procter & Gamble Company, where she held several positions in sales management.  In May 2013, Ms. Willoughby was named one of the most influential women in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.

Mr. Perry is the President of Brand Solutions of Google Inc., a multinational technology company, a position he has held since 2013.  Mr. Perry is currently responsible for driving Google's revenue with the world's largest advertisers and advertising agencies. Prior to his career at Google Inc., Mr. Perry spent 23 years with The Procter & Gamble Company, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and general management, including President, Global Family Care. Mr. Perry is a director of e.l.f. Beauty, Inc., a publicly traded cosmetics company, and previously served as a director of the Hillerich & Bradsby Co. (Louisville Slugger), a privately owned sporting goods manufacturer. He is also a member of the boards of several non-profit organizations.

"We're delighted to nominate Dawn and Kirk to the Company's Board of Directors," said Gary Oatey, Chairman of the Board of Director's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. "Both have extensive operational experience with leading consumer goods companies and have served with distinction on other boards."

"Each will bring unique perspectives to the Smucker Board. Dawn, in addition to her wide-ranging sales and business management background, brings a focus on integrating sustainability with business to drive performance and create value," said Richard Smucker, Executive Chairman of the Board.  "In addition to his marketing and brand management experience, Kirk offers strong insights into the role of technology and digital media in a consumer goods company. We believe The J.M. Smucker Company will benefit greatly from the future contributions of Dawn and Kirk to the Board." 

About The J.M. Smucker Company
For 120 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that bring families together to share memorable meals and moments. Today, Smucker is a leading marketer and manufacturer of consumer food and beverage products and pet food and pet snacks in North America. In consumer foods and beverages, its brands include Smucker's®, Folgers®, Jif®, Dunkin' Donuts®, Crisco®, Pillsbury®, R.W. Knudsen Family®, Hungry Jack®, Café Bustelo®, Martha White®, truRoots®, Sahale Snacks®, Robin Hood®, and Bick's®. In pet food and pet snacks, its brands include Meow Mix®, Milk-Bone®, Kibbles 'n Bits®, Natural Balance®, and 9Lives®. The Company remains rooted in the Basic Beliefs of Quality, People, Ethics, Growth, and Independence established by its founder and namesake more than a century ago. For more information about the Company, visit

The J.M. Smucker Company is the owner of all trademarks referenced herein, except for the following, which are used under license: Pillsbury® is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC and Dunkin' Donuts® is a registered trademark of DD IP Holder LLC.  

Dunkin' Donuts® brand is licensed to The J.M. Smucker Company for packaged coffee products sold in retail channels such as grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, and drug stores.  This information does not pertain to Dunkin' Donuts® coffee or other products for sale in Dunkin' Donuts® restaurants.

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