President and CEO of Pilgrim's Pride approved

by Editor
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has approved the Company's hiring of Don Jackson as president and chief executive officer.

As previously announced, Dr. Jackson had joined the company on an interim basis last month. Prior to accepting his position with Pilgrim's Pride, he served as president of Foster Farms' poultry division, a leading poultry producer on the West Coast.

Additional information about the restructuring is available at the Company's website .

Pilgrim's Pride Corporation employs approximately 48,000 people and operates 35 chicken processing plants and 11 prepared-foods facilities. Pilgrim's Pride products are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entree customers. The Company's primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants throughout the United States and Puerto Rico and in the Northern and Central regions of Mexico.