Fowden to c.e.o. at Cott

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TORONTO — Jerry Fowden has been named chief executive officer for Cott Corp., effective immediately.

Mr. Fowden joined Cott in 2007 to lead Cott’s U.K. business. In April 2008, he was named president of international, and in June he was asked to assist in rebuilding relationships with customers in the United States while also taking on leadership of the Canadian business.

"Jerry is the right person to lead Cott through the completion of our refocus plan and into the future," said David Gibbons, chairman of the board of directors. "He has a proven track record of success in turnaround situations over his 30 years of consumer packaged goods and beverage experience and a clear vision of how to leverage Cott’s strengths for a positive future."

Prior to joining Cott, Mr. Fowden was c.e.o. of Trader Media Group. He has also worked for AB-Inbev, the Hero Group, Mars Corp. and PepsiCo, Inc.

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