LOUISVILLE, KY. — Greg Creed, currently chief executive officer of Taco Bell, has been elected to the board of directors of Yum! Brands, Inc. Mr. Creed will become c.e.o. of Yum! on Jan. 1, 2015. Additionally, Elane B. Stock was named to the board. Ms. Stock is the group president of Kimberly-Clark International, comprising its operations in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, Europe and Africa. The appointments are effective immediately.

“I’m very pleased the board today appointed Greg Creed as a director of our company, furthering our seamless leadership transition,” said David Novak, chairman and c.e.o., Yum! Brands. “Greg walks the talk of our culture, is a visionary business leader and will make an outstanding director and c.e.o. of Yum! Brands.

“Elane Stock also will make an outstanding addition to the Yum! Brands board of directors. Elane leads a global business portfolio for one of the world’s leading consumer products companies, with a successful career in packaged goods and strategic consulting. As we continue to build dynamic, vibrant brands through superior marketing, breakthrough innovation and compelling value, Elane’s specific expertise will complement our efforts to distinguish our brands around the world.”