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Mark Johnson Named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

April 18, 2017

Raleigh, N.C. Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV), LLC, a joint venture between Suntory International and PepsiCo, announced that Mark Johnson has been named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, effective June 2017. Johnson will succeed current SVP Chris McCool who is retiring from PBV at the end of May.

Johnson has over 28 years of experience with PepsiCo, both in Sales Operations and Business Development roles. Prior to joining PBV, the University of Arkansas graduate most recently served as Vice-President of Sales and Strategy for Quaker Warehouse Sales. Additionally, Johnson has served as the Senior Director of 7-Eleven and Wal*Mart, as well as Vice President/General Manager for the Oklahoma Market Unit and Charlotte, North Carolina market.

"We are very excited to welcome Mark to the PBV team and are confident that he will provide great leadership for our sales and marketing operations," said Paul Finney, President/CEO of PBV.

Founded in 1943, PBV is the largest privately held bottler and distributor of Pepsi-Cola products in North America. PBV operates 20 bottling and distribution facilities, serving over eight million consumers in parts of North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and South Carolina.

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