UK leadership team appointed

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24 April 2007
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Following the appointment of Peter Lauritzen as Managing Director of Arla Foods UK on 19 April 2007, the following additional appointments complete the leadership team:

Hanne Sondergaard - Deputy CEO - Strategy, Communications & HR.
Jan E. Pedersen - Business Group Director - Finance (his current responsibilities as Regional Director for the Middle East will be handled by BG Director Finn S. Hansen until further notice).
Simon Stevens - Business Group Director - Commercial (which includes sales and marketing).
Jens Termansen - Business Group Director - Supply Chain Dev. & Technical Services.
Martin Gilbert - Business Group Director - Production & Distribution.
Peter Walker - Business Group Director - Milk Procurement.

"I am delighted to have put together a very strong team, combining experience in the industry, understanding of Arla Foods UK and of Arla Foods amba. Over the longer term, our priority will be to maximise the potential of the business within the larger Arla Group," says Peter Lauritzen.

"In the coming weeks, we will be setting out our plans for the integration process. A very critical first stage of this will be getting around the business and hearing from everyone that is involved about the challenges and opportunities they see. I am confident that by working together we can build a very successful business," he adds.

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