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Suzan Harrison Named President of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. North America

TOPEKA, KS (October 22, 2009) – Suzan Harrison has been named President of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. North America, which includes the market leading Hill’s® Prescription Diet® and Hill’s® Science Diet® brand pet foods. She succeeds Neil Thompson, who was promoted to President and CEO of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. in April.

Harrison joins Hill’s from Colgate-Palmolive Company, where she led Marketing for its business in the United States. Hill’s is a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive.
 
“Suzan's record of delivering strong business results reflects her focus on innovation and across-the-board functional collaboration,” Thompson said. “Her leadership will help drive Hill’s initiatives and our mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets.”

Throughout her 26 years with Colgate-Palmolive, Harrison built a strong record of success, holding key operational roles of increasing responsibility. Since 2006, Harrison served as Vice President, Marketing for Colgate U.S. Under her leadership, record-high market shares were achieved in several key categories.

Previous to this role, Harrison served as Vice President and General Manager of the U.S. Home Care business and later the Oral Care unit, where she led the development and launch of numerous new products. In 2005 she was promoted to Vice President and General Manager, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, North America and Europe, which serves the dental profession. There she delivered record-high profits and drove professional endorsement of Colgate products, a model similar to the one Hill’s enjoys with veterinarians and their health care teams.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Hill’s North America, and I am excited to become part of the team,” Harrison said. “I have long admired the Hill’s business and look forward to continue building upon our heritage of caring and our commitment to the community and the profession.”

About Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc.
Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. manufactures Hill's® Prescription Diet® brand pet foods, therapeutic pet foods available only through veterinarians, and Hill's® Science Diet® brand pet foods sold through veterinarians and finer pet specialty stores. Founded more than 60 years ago with a unique commitment to pet nutrition and well-being, Hill's is committed to its mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill's produces high-quality, great-tasting pet foods owners can trust and give to their canine and feline companions as part of a veterinary health care team recommendation. Explore our site for more information about Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. and Hill's Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition™.

Contact:
Edisa Chacin
Edisa_Chacin@hillspet.com

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