Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), a former business unit of Pfizer Inc., today announced the appointment of Louise M. Parent, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of American Express Company, to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Parent will serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board.
Ms. Parent has deep experience in corporate governance and board matters, gained during her tenure with American Express, where she works extensively with the Audit, Compensation, and Nomination and Governance committees in her role as General Counsel. Ms. Parent also has served on the operating committee and global management team of American Express for the last 10 years and as a member of the board of American Express Centurion Bank. She recently announced her retirement from American Express after a 36-year career with the global services company.
As a well-respected general counsel and leader at American Express, Ms. Parent brings perspectives that will be crucial as Zoetis becomes a fully independent company and further establishes its reputation as the world leader in animal health. She will provide the Zoetis Board with valuable global management and corporate governance experience based on her years supporting such efforts at American Express.
The Zoetis Board of Directors underwent
additional changes recently to reflect its full independence from Pfizer, and is currently comprised of
eight directors, including Ms. Parent.
(zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, with a focus on both farm and companion animals. In 2012, the company generated annual revenues of $4.3 billion. With approximately 9,300 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2013, Zoetis has a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 29 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in 120 countries. For more information on the company, visit
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