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Greencore Group appoints Anton Vincent as CEO of Greencore USA

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Greencore Group plc, a leading international manufacturer of convenience
foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of Anton Vincent as CEO of
Greencore USA, a subsidiary of UK-listed Greencore plc. Anton joined the
Group on 9 July 2018 and reports into Greencore Group CEO, Patrick
Coveney.

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CEO of Greencore USA, Anton Vincent (Photo: Business Wire)

CEO of Greencore USA, Anton Vincent (Photo: Business Wire)

Anton has over 20 years' leadership in the US food manufacturing
industry and brings strong US food industry relationships to the Group.
He joins Greencore from General Mills, where he most recently was the
President of their $3 billion US Snacks division. Anton began his career
at General Mills in 1993, progressing through leadership roles including
executive roles as President of Frozen Frontier division and President
of Baking division. He was a member of the corporate operating committee
and board member of General Mills' 301 Inc. Anton's early career
experiences include leadership roles at MCI Telecommunications (now
Verizon) and Fidelity Investments. He is also a former Applebee's
International franchisee. Anton graduated with an MBA from the Kelley
School of Business at Indiana University and BBA in Finance from Sam
Houston State University. He is a native of Jackson, Mississippi.

Greencore Group currently supplies a wide range of chilled, frozen and
ambient foods to the leading retail and food service customers in the UK
and US. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, it employs approximately
15,000 people in 28 manufacturing facilities across the UK and the US.
On average, it manufactures around 1.5 billion sandwiches, over 600
million salad and lunch kits, and 140 million entrees every year and is
a lead assembly and co-manufacturing partner for a roster of blue chip
US CPG brands.

Anton will lead Greencore US from its US headquarters in Chicago, with
an existing footprint that includes 13 plant locations across the US.
Since entering the US market in 2008, Greencore has grown rapidly to
become a leading manufacturer of convenience food products for many of
the largest US food brands, convenience retail and food service leaders.
It produces a wide range of fresh, frozen and ambient products including
sandwiches, meal kits and salad kits. It has a well invested network of
high quality, scale facilities which supports the Group's ambitions to
grow in value added, assembly-led, convenience food manufacturing.

Speaking about his new role, Anton Vincent, Greencore US CEO, said:
"Greencore has a differential value proposition that positions it as an
invaluable partner in helping diverse, large scale customers innovate to
serve rapidly evolving food values around the globe. The investment in
the US market is a key driver in Greencore's global growth efforts and
I'm excited to be a part of this growth focused, global organization."

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Patrick Coveney, Group CEO of
Greencore, said: "Since February 2018, we have stabilised performance,
refined our strategy and strengthened our team in the US. Anton will
help us to build on momentum in the US, as we drive substantial growth
and improve returns in our US business. He brings outstanding leadership
skills, deep commercial expertise and strong US food industry
relationships. I, together with other Group leaders, look forward to
working closely with Anton to deliver on Greencore's exciting strategic,
performance and cultural agenda."



NOTES TO EDITORS

Greencore is a leading international producer of convenience foods with
extensive operations in the UK and the US. Headquartered in Dublin, it
employs approximately 15,000 people in 28 manufacturing facilities
across the UK and the US. On average, it manufactures around 1.5 billion
sandwiches, over 600m salad and lunch kits, and 140 million ready meals
every year.

In the UK, it is a supplier of own-label convenience food products to
all of the major UK supermarkets, and has world-class manufacturing
sites with industry-leading technology and supply chain capabilities. It
has strong market positions across sandwiches and other food to go
products as well as complementary positions in other convenience food
categories, including chilled prepared meals, chilled soups and sauces,
ambient sauces and pickles, cakes and desserts and Yorkshire Puddings.

In the US, Greencore is a leading manufacturer of convenience food
products for many of the largest food brands, convenience retail and
food service leaders in the US. It produces a wide range of fresh,
frozen and ambient products including sandwiches, meal kits and salad
kits. It has a well invested network of high quality, scale facilities
which supports the Group's ambitions to grow in value added,
assembly-led, convenience food manufacturing.

For more information go to www.greencore.com
or follow Greencore on social media.

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