Rodkin to Avon board

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OMAHA — Gary Rodkin, chief executive officer of ConAgra Foods, has been nominated to join the board of directors of New York-based Avon Products, Inc. Mr. Rodkin will stand for election to the board at the company's annual meeting in May.

Andrea Jung, Avon’s chairwoman and chief executive, said many aspects of Mr. Rodkin’s success in the food business will carry over in helping lead a company unrelated to the food industry.

"His extensive brand-building experience at prominent consumer companies, as well as his broad operating experience, will serve Avon well as we continue to build our brand on a global scale," she said.

Mr. Rodkin replaces Stanley Gault, who will be retiring from Avon's Board after 22 years of service.

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