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Ravndal Named New CEO of Keystone Foods

05 February 2013

US – The Marfrig Group has appointed Frank M Ravndal Jr as the new CEO of Keystone Foods.

Keystone is a multinational company focused on the production of food products for major global restaurant chains with headquarters in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States.

Mr Ravndal will lead 13,000 employees working in the over 17 production and research and development units of Keystone Foods in North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Latin America.

He will report to Sergio Rial, the CEO of Seara Foods, which is the business segment of the Marfrig Group formed by the companies Seara Alimentos, Moy Park and Keystone Foods.

“We are extremely satisfied to announce the appointment of Frank Ravndal as the new CEO of Keystone Foods. He brings a unique set of management capacities and has many years of experience heading up major corporate accounts. His firm commitment to a culture highly focused on clients, innovation, managing talent and the structuring and efficient use of capital will most certainly strengthen the Keystone Foods’ business model," said Sergio Rial.

Mr Ravndal, aged 52, has 17 years of experience in various positions at Cargill, Inc., most recently serving as CEO of its Thermal Energy Supply Chain, which required his working in 12 countries He also served as CEO of Cargill North America Power and Gas and of Cargill Americas Grain and Oilseeds Crush Businesses. Prior to joining Cargill, Inc., Frank worked at companies in the financial industry in Venezuela.

Frank Ravndal will take the helm of Keystone Foods on February 17, replacing Willian Andersen, who held the position on a temporary basis.

Brazilian based Marfrig is one of the largest global producers of food products from poultry, beef, pork, lamb and fish, as well as pastas, margarines, ready-to-eat meals, frozen vegetables and desserts.

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