NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Colgate-Palmolive Company today announced that C. Martin Harris, Chief
Information Officer and Chairman of the Information Technology Division
of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, has been elected to Colgate's Board
of Directors. The Company also announced that Delano E. Lewis, a
director from 1991 to 1999 and since 2001, will retire from the Board
effective May 6, 2016 at the end of his current term.
C. Martin Harris, MD, 59, brings extensive leadership experience and
expertise in the healthcare and information technology fields to
Colgate's board. Dr. Harris has been Chief Information Officer and
Chairman of the Information Technology Division of The Cleveland Clinic
Foundation since 1996 and is a Staff Physician for The Cleveland Clinic
Hospital and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of General
Internal Medicine. Since 2000, he has also served as Executive Director
of e-Cleveland Clinic, a series of e-health clinical programs offered
over the Internet.
Delano E. Lewis, Former Senior Fellow, New Mexico State University, will
not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at Colgate's 2016
Annual Meeting. Formerly the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa and Chief
Executive Officer and President of National Public Radio, Mr. Lewis has
contributed greatly to the Company's success for over two decades,
especially through his focus on Colgate's corporate governance and
corporate social responsibility.
Commenting on the new director election, Ian Cook, Chairman, President
and CEO, said, "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Harris to the Board and
are pleased that he will contribute his outstanding capabilities to
Colgate. Del Lewis has our profound thanks for his immeasurable
contributions to Colgate's business success and governance excellence,
and we extend our best wishes for his retirement."
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About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer
products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care
and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand
names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso,
Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and
Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and
Hill's Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate's global
business, visit the Company's web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate's global oral health education program,
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
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