American Italian Pasta Company Announces Results of Its 2009 Annual Stockholder Meeting
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Italian Pasta Company (Nasdaq: AIPC), the largest producer of dry pasta in North America, announced results from its 2009 Annual Stockholder Meeting held today in Kansas City, Missouri.
All nine current members of the Board of Directors standing for election were approved by the stockholders for the terms set forth in the Company's Proxy Statement, with the Company's Board now comprised of the following members: David Allen, Jonathan Baum, Mark Demetree, Robert Druten, James Heeter, Jack Kelly, Ronald Kesselman, William Patterson and Tim Pollak. Following the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors elected William Patterson as its Chairman. The Board also elected Robert Druten, Jonathan Baum and James Heeter as Chairman of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating & Governance Committees, respectively.
The stockholders also ratified the selection of Grant Thornton LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal 2009 and approved a cash bonus plan to provide incentive compensation to employees consistent with performance measures as determined by the Board.
"We are pleased to have such a talented and experienced board and we look forward to serving our stockholders as we strive to continue to grow AIPC and enhance stockholder value," said William Patterson, Chairman.
Founded in 1988 and based in Kansas City, Missouri, American Italian Pasta Company is the largest producer of dry pasta in North America. The Company has four plants that are located in Excelsior Springs, Missouri; Columbia, South Carolina; Tolleson, Arizona and Verolanuova, Italy. The Company has approximately 600 employees located in the United States and Italy. For more information, visit www.aipc.com.
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