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Former Campbell CEO David Johnson Passes Away at Age 83

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2016-- Former Campbell Soup Company President and Chief Executive Officer David Johnson passed away on June 19 in Doylestown, Pa. A native of Australia, Johnson served as Campbell's President and CEO from 1990 until 1997 and again from March 2000 to January 2001. Johnson also served as Chairman of the Campbell Board of Directors from 1993 until 1999.

Denise Morrison, Campbell's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are deeply saddened by David’s passing. He was an outstanding and charismatic leader. David's passion for Campbell was always on display during his two tenures at the helm, and he made a lasting impression on so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with David's family.”

Under Johnson's leadership, Campbell expanded its international presence into Asia and Australia. Two of the acquisitions made during Johnson’s tenure remain important parts of Campbell’s portfolio, including Arnott’s biscuits and Pace sauces.

Johnson graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in economics and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, “Real food that matters for life’s moments.” We make a range of high-quality soups and simple meals, beverages, snacks and packaged fresh foods. For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and readily available foods and beverages that connect them to each other, to warm memories and to what’s important today. Led by our iconic Campbell’s brand, our portfolio includes Pepperidge Farm, Bolthouse Farms, Arnott’s, V8, Swanson, Pace, Prego, Plum, Royal Dansk, Kjeldsens and Garden Fresh Gourmet. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet’s natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo. To learn more about how we make our food and the choices behind the ingredients we use, visit

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