Welch’s Appoints Finance Executive to Board of Directors by EON


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									Welch’s Appoints Finance Executive to Board of
William G. Barker III, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Federal Signal Corp., Joins
Welch’s Board of Directors

February 17, 2011 04:18 PM Eastern Time 

CONCORD, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Welch’s, a cooperative of 1,150 family-farmers and the
world’s leading marketer of Concord and Niagara grape-based products, today announced the appointment of
William G. Barker III, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Federal Signal Corporation, to its Board of
Directors. As one of five external directors, Bill will use his extensive beverage industry expertise as well as his
strategic financial planning skills to help guide Welch’s to achieve its short and long-term strategies for continued

“Bill’s experience is rooted in building a strong financial foundation,” said Joseph Falcone, Chairman of the Board,
Welch Foods Inc. and President of National Grape Cooperative Inc. “Since early 2009, our new leadership team
has taken on the task of transforming the 140-year-old company to ensure its long-term success. We’re looking
forward to gaining the benefit of Bill’s financial acumen and industry expertise to help deliver strong returns for our
grower owners.” 

Barker will use over 19 years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry to help advise Welch’s
strategic and financial plans. He has extensive experience in beverages, serving past roles at PepsiCo, Inc. and The
Quaker Oats Company, where he led the financial team on Gatorade. In addition, he served as Senior Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer at Sun-Times Media Group, Inc., where he was responsible for all financial

“I have great personal interest in and passion for the beverage industry,” noted Barker. “Welch’s is an iconic brand,
and I look forward to working with the board of directors to ensure Welch’s continues to drive profitable growth on
behalf of the family farmer owners,” Barker said.

About Welch’s

Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Welch's is the processing and marketing subsidiary of the National
Grape Cooperative. Welch's is owned by 1,150 family-farmers across America and in Ontario, Canada, who make
up this cooperative and who grow the delicious and inherently healthy Concord grape, used in Welch's juices and
other grape-based products. Welch's is committed to research and development that will meet the growing demand
for products that address consumers' health and nutrition needs. Welch's products are sold throughout the United
States and in approximately 50 countries around the globe. For more information on Welch's visit welchs.com and

for Welch’s
Alyson Campbell, 212-601-8060

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