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Dec 11, 2018

Sean Walker named Group President for General Mills Asia & Latin America

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - General Mills today announced that Sean Walker has been named Group President of General Mills’ Asia & Latin America segment effective February 1, 2019. Walker will report to Jeff Harmening, chairman and chief executive officer, and will join the company’s global senior leadership team. Walker was most recently senior vice president, Strategy, for the company, and has been responsible for transitioning the Blue Buffalo Pet Food business into General Mills.

Christina Law, current Group President, Asia & Latin America, will be leaving General Mills at the end of February 2019.

“I would like to thank Christina for her strong contribution to General Mills since she joined in 2012, and especially for her significant leadership over the last two years to establish our Asia & Latin America segment for growth through the consolidation of three historically separate regions of Greater China, Asia, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. She has built a great organization with elevated capabilities, and put in place robust strategies and business foundations to enable the segment for accelerated growth.” said Harmening.

Walker is a 29-year veteran of General Mills with extensive experience building businesses and organizations across multiple countries and served as President of General Mills Latin America from 2009 to 2015. Prior to joining General Mills, Walker worked for the Hershey Company and Nestlé.

About General Mills

General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie's, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Häagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, Blue and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2018 proforma net sales of U.S. $17.0 billion, including $1.3 billion from Blue Buffalo. In addition, General Mills' share of non-consolidated joint venture net sales totaled U.S. $1.1 billion.