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ID NEWS: PFG's Boeve to retire; Austin named successor; Robert Slotnick takes on larger role

Performance Food Group (PFG), Richmond, VA, has announced key executive changes.

Roger L. Boeve, executive vice president and cfo, will retire on October 31, 2003. John D. Austin, vice president, finance, will succeed Boeve as cfo and also will take a senior vice president post.

Boeve has served as executive vice president and cfo since 1988, shortly after PFG was founded. Under his financial leadership, the company went public in 1993. PFG is now the nation's third largest broadliner and the No. 1 fresh-cut processor in the U.S.

In addition, Robert D. Slotnick, previously vice president, cio, has been promoted to senior vice president, cio, adding risk management and facility construction to his responsibilities. Slotnick also serves on the board of EFS Network, Chicago, an electronic supply chain network, in which he has been involved since its inception.

"Roger Boeve has made an indelible contribution to the success of our company in developing the organization, establishing a strong capital base to finance our growth, and communications with the investment community. He will be missed," comments C. Michael Gray, PFG president and ceo. "At the same time, we are pleased to announce the appointments of John Austin and Rob Slotnick as senior vice presidents. I look forward to working closely with both of these executives as we continue to execute our business strategy."

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