Mead Johnson Names Kathy MacDonald Vice President - Investor Relations

GLENVIEW, Ill., Jan 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) announced today the appointment of Kathy A. MacDonald to the position of vice president - investor relations. She is taking over the IR leadership role from Kathryn J. Chieger, who is retiring from the company as of Jan. 31, 2011.

"Kathryn was instrumental in establishing the IR function at Mead Johnson and helped to bring the company successfully through our initial public offering and the stock split-off from Bristol-Myers Squibb," commented Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Peter G. Leemputte. "We are very grateful to Kathryn for her work over the last two years in helping us build strong IR capabilities as a newly public company, and we wish her all the best."

Ms. MacDonald has extensive knowledge of, and experience with, Mead Johnson's global operations, having served most recently as vice president - finance for the company's Asian and European businesses that include seven of the Company's 10 largest markets. "Kathy knows our business inside and out and has the trust of the entire management team," said Mr. Leemputte. "Her understanding of the global pediatric nutrition industry will serve her well in her new role." Ms. MacDonald has 25 years of varied experience in finance and auditing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

About Mead Johnson

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in 60 markets worldwide. The company's mission is to nourish the world's children for the best start in life. The Mead Johnson name has been associated with science-based pediatric nutrition products for over 100 years. The company's "Enfa" family of brands, including Enfamil(R) infant formula, is the world's leading brand franchise in pediatric nutrition. For more information, visit

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Mead Johnson Nutrition Company

Kathy MacDonald, Vice President - Investor Relations
Christopher Perille, Vice President - Corporate Communications & Public Affairs