THOMASVILLE, Ga., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Flowers Foods
(NYSE: FLO) announced today that it has promoted Kirk L. Tolbert to vice
president and treasurer. Tolbert has been serving as treasurer since 2003.
Tolbert is responsible for Flowers' treasury services. This includes
banking relationships, cash management, real estate and equipment leasing
activities, commodity hedging execution, and insurance risk management. In
addition, he oversees the company's distributor note receivable portfolio and
share repurchase plan.
"This promotion reflects Kirk's valuable contributions to the company as
treasurer and his expanding responsibilities," noted Jimmy M. Woodward,
Flowers Foods' senior vice president and chief financial officer. "The company
benefits from his knowledge and counsel and he is an important member of our
Tolbert joined Flowers in 1991 as an internal auditor. During his career
with Flowers, he has held a number of positions-financial accountant,
financial accounting manager, treasury services manager, and assistant
treasurer. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting
from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga.
Headquartered in Thomasville, Ga., Flowers Foods is one of the nation's
leading producers and marketers of packaged bakery foods for retail and
foodservice customers. Flowers operates 35 bakeries that produce a wide range
of bakery products marketed throughout the Southeastern, Southwestern, and
mid-Atlantic states via an extensive direct-store-delivery network and
nationwide through other delivery systems. Among the company's top brands are
Nature's Own, Cobblestone Mill, Sunbeam, BlueBird, and Mrs. Freshley's. For
more information, visit http://www.flowersfoods.com .
SOURCE Flowers Foods
CONTACT: Mary Krier, VP-Communications of Flowers Foods, +1-229-227-2333
Web site: http://www.flowersfoods.com