Stahl to join Delhaize board

BRUSSELS, Belgium Former Revlon chief executive officer, Jack Stahl, will join the board of directors for Belgian international food retailer Delhaize Group.

Stahl will serve as an independent director, filling in the vacancy created by the departure of Dr. William Roper until the next Ordinary General Meeting in May 2009. At that time, the board will submit Stahl’s appointment as member of the board and as an independent director to the shareholders.

Roper has decided to step down as a director to pursue other opportunities in the medical and related fields. Roper is dean of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and chief executive officer of UNC Healthcare System, a biomedical research institution in North Carolina.

Stahl last served in the role of president and chief executive officer of Revlon from 2002 to September 2006. Before joining Revlon, Stahl had a 22-year career as an executive with the Coca-Cola Company culminating in the role of president and chief operating officer. He also served as chief financial officer and group president of Coca-Cola North America.

He currently serves on the boards of pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough and the soft drinks company Dr Pepper Snapple Group. He is also a board member of several non-profit organizations such as The Boys and Girls Clubs of America and The United Negro College Fund.

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