THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) ¿ Bakery goods company Flowers Foods Inc. on Friday said its board elected David V. Singer, president and chief executive officer of Lance Inc., to the board.

The move is effective Jan. 1.

At that time, Flowers Foods' board will expand to 12 directors.

Singer has been president and CEO of Lance, a publicly traded snack foods manufacturer headquartered in Charlotte N.C., since 2005 and a director since 2003.

Flowers Foods produces and markets packaged bakery foods for its customers.

Shares rose 9 cents to $23.11.

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