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PepsiCo Announces Appointment Of New Senior Vice President Of Communications

PURCHASE, N.Y., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PepsiCo announced today the appointment of communications executive Julie Hamp to its Senior Leadership Team. Hamp, a 25-year veteran of General Motors, was named Senior Vice President, PepsiCo Communications, reporting to Indra Nooyi, chairman and chief executive officer.

Hamp brings extensive communications expertise to PepsiCo, most recently serving as Vice President of Communications for General Motors Europe, based in Zurich, Switzerland.

She also served as General Director of Communications for General Motors Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, General Director for GM North America Car Group, Vice President, Communications for Saturn Corporation and Director of Communications for both the Cadillac and Buick divisions.

"Julie brings to PepsiCo both a true global perspective and a long track record of outstanding performance. We are extremely proud she will lead our communications team and she will also have an important voice on our executive team," said Nooyi.

Hamp will lead a worldwide communications team including PepsiCo Corporate, PepsiCo International, PepsiCo America Beverages and PepsiCo America Foods. She will be based in Purchase, New York.

About PepsiCo

PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, with 2006 annual revenues of more than $35 billion. The company employs approximately 168,000 people worldwide, and its products are sold in approximately 200 countries. Its principal businesses include: Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. The PepsiCo portfolio includes 17 brands that generate $1 billion or more each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo's commitment to sustainable growth, defined as Performance with Purpose, is focused on generating healthy financial returns while giving back to communities the company serves. This includes meeting consumer needs for a spectrum of convenient foods and beverages, reducing the company's impact on the environment through water, energy and packaging initiatives, and supporting its employees through a diverse and inclusive culture that recruits and retains world-class talent. PepsiCo is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

Contact:
Jim Paymar, Purchase, NY
(914) 253-3249
jim.paymar@pepsico.com

Lynn Markley, Purchase, NY
(914) 253-3059
lynn.markley@pepsico.com