Tate & Lyle Brings Ingredient and Reformulation Expertise to Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Board

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DECATUR, Ill. (March 15, 2011) – Tate & Lyle, a world-leading producer of food ingredients and solutions, today announced the appointment of Karl Kramer, President, Innovation and Commercial Development, to the Board of Directors of The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.

Kramer, formerly the President of Tate & Lyle’s SPLENDA® Sucralose Division, was voted to the Board by the leaders of some of the world’s most influential consumer products companies, including General Mills, Pepsico and Kraft Foods.

As part of its commitment to The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation's Board of Directors, Tate & Lyle will provide counsel to the Foundation regarding ingredient labeling, product formulations and marketing.

“Now, more than ever, it is critical for food and beverage manufacturers to help consumers make healthier food choices for themselves and their families,” said Kramer. “Joining the Board of Directors of The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation provides a great opportunity for Tate & Lyle to become more actively involved in the movement to reduce childhood obesity by 2015.”

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation is a coalition of more than 100 food and beverage manufacturers and not-for-profit organizations. One of the Foundation’s key goals is to reduce childhood obesity.

“As one of the leading food ingredient companies in the world, Tate & Lyle brings expertise to the Foundation and to the Board that is fundamentally necessary to help find the best ways to reduce childhood obesity in the United States,” says Lisa Gable, Executive Director, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation.

SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC


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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

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