Knud Erik Jensen new Chairman of Arla Foods

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07 March 2003
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Knud Erik Jensen

At a meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday and Thursday, Arla Foods' Board of Representatives elected a new Board of Directors. The Board subsequently elected Knud Erik Jensen from Denmark as Chairman and Åke Hantoft from Sweden as Deputy Chairman.
New on the board are Viggo Ø. Bloch from Denmark and Gunnar Pleijert from Sweden.
Since the merger between Arla and MD Foods in 2000, Knud Erik Jensen, formerly Chairman of MD Foods, has held the post of Deputy Chairman. Knud Erik Jensen runs a farm near Grenå with his son.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Arla Group Press Office
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Åse Andersson
Åse Andersson Head of Media Press contact for Arla Foods in Denmark +45 91 310 310 +45 89 38 10 00
Carina Østergaard
Carina Østergaard Corporate Communication Manager Press contact for Arla Foods International +45 91 31 16 01 +45 89 38 10 00