EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 21, 2013-- Berry Plastics Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) announced today that it has appointed Rodgers Greenawalt, who currently serves as Executive Vice President of Product Management for Berry Plastics’ Rigid Open Top division, to the position of Executive Vice President – Operations.

Greenawalt assumes his new role July 1, 2013, in connection with the retirement of Randall (Randy) Becker as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, who earlier this year announced his intention to retire. As EVP - Operations, Greenawalt will provide strategic leadership for the Company-wide Operations, Safety, Product Development, and Creative Services teams. Becker will remain with the Company for a short period of time to help with the transition of his operational responsibilities.

“On behalf of Berry Plastics and its Board of Directors, I extend our sincere appreciation to Randy for his 24 years of service to the Company,” said Jon Rich, Berry Plastics’ Chairman and CEO. “Randy’s outstanding leadership and the contributions he made helped to build Berry Plastics’ solid foundation.”

Rich added, “Rodgers has a well-rounded and extensive background in the packaging industry including experience in manufacturing, supply chain, product management, and finance. I look forward to working closely with him as we plan the commercialization of exciting new products.”

Greenawalt joined Berry Plastics more than 17 years ago through its acquisition of Venture Packaging. Throughout this time, he held a broad range of management positions, most recently serving as EVP of Product Management for the Company’s Rigid Open Top division, prior to which he served as EVP Operations for the Company’s Rigid Closed Top division. Greenawalt holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Management from Clemson University.

About Berry Plastics

Berry Plastics Group, Inc. is a leading provider of value-added plastic consumer packaging and engineered materials delivering high-quality customized solutions to our customers with annual net sales of $4.8 billion in fiscal 2012. With world headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, the Company’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BERY. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at www.berryplastics.com.

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