Kellogg Company Elects Robert A. Steele of Procter & Gamble to Board of Directors

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kellogg Company announced today the election of Robert A. Steele, Vice Chairman, Global Health and Well-Being, Procter & Gamble, to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2007. Steele, who has been with the company for more than 30 years, was recently elected to his current role, leading one of Procter & Gamble's three business units.

"Rob brings to our board a wealth of experience with one of the world's leading consumer products companies," said David Mackay, president and chief executive officer, Kellogg Company. "Kellogg will benefit from his excellent strategic skills, his experience managing large, complex businesses and his strong expertise in brand building."

Steele began his career with Procter & Gamble in 1976 as a sales representative. He progressed steadily through the sales organization before moving to brand management in 1986. He was promoted to his first general management position in 1994, and subsequently held four vice president/general manager roles before being appointed President, North America in 2000. In 2004, he was named Group President, North America, and in 2006, Group President -- Global Household Care.

Steele is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for St. Joseph's Home for Handicapped Children and serves on the Miami (Ohio) University Parents Council and the Miami (Ohio) University Business School Advisory Council. He is a former member of the board of directors for the Retail Industry Leaders Association and the Industry Affairs Council of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Steele holds a Master's degree in business from Cleveland State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Wooster.

With 2006 sales of almost $11 billion, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, fruit snacks, frozen waffles and veggie foods. The company's brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Nutri-Grain, Special K, Rice Krispies, Murray, Austin, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos, Carr's, Plantation, Ready Crust and Kashi. Kellogg products are manufactured in 17 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company's website at

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