Brock named president and c.e.o. of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

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ATLANTA — John Brock, former chief executive officer of InBev, chief operating officer of Cadbury Schweppes and chairman of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group Inc., has been named president and c.e.o. and board member of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Brock, 57, will assume his role beginning May 15.

"Identifying a c.e.o. candidate with global expertise and a deep knowledge of the industry was critical during our thorough search process," said Phillip Humann, chairman of the governance and nominating committee of the board of directors. "John’s breadth and depth of experience across all aspects of our business, his track record of success and his people-oriented leadership style make him the strongest candidate for the position. The board of directors has full confidence in John."

Lowry F. Kline has been chairman since April 2002 and interim c.e.o. since December 2005. Mr. Kline will continue as chairman.

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