Kellogg Company Elects Carter Cast to Board of Directors

June 08, 2017

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

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Kellogg Company announced today the election of Carter Cast to its board of directors, effective June 15, 2017.

Critical to Kellogg as it continues to grow its presence in e-commerce, Cast brings vast experience in the digital arena, previously helping to build and then lead Walmart.com, as its CEO. Cast also was the CEO of online retail company Hayneedle, Inc., led the launch of the Blue Nile brand, the leading online jewelry retailer, and previously served as the chief marketing officer at eBay. Cast has also served as Vice President of product marketing and marketing communications at Electronic Arts.

Cast has significant leadership experience as well at other Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo where he was a marketing executive, and Frito-Lay where he managed its $1.5 billion tortilla chip category.

"We are pleased to welcome Carter to our board of directors," said John Bryant, Chairman and CEO of Kellogg Company. "His innovative leadership in e-commerce and digital marketing, paired with his entrepreneurial vision and experience in the consumer packaged goods industry will be of great benefit to our company."

Cast currently is on faculty at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he is a clinical professor teaching entrepreneurship, innovation and marketing. In addition, he is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital which invested in Dollar Shave Club, The Honest Company and SMS Assist.

Cast serves on the board of directors of the Family Action Network and SMS Assist, Inc.

About Kellogg Company

At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we are driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter. With 2016 sales of more than $13 billion, Kellogg is the world's leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies and crackers; a leading producer of savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. Every day, our well-loved brands nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. These brands include Kellogg's®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg's Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg's Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Kashi®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Coco Pops®, Mini-Wheats®, and many more. To learn more about our responsible business leadership, foods that delight and how we strive to make a difference in our communities around the world, visit www.kelloggcompany.com or follow us on Twitter @KelloggCompany, YouTube and on Social K.

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SOURCE Kellogg Company