AdvancePierre Foods Names John Morgan Vice President, Investor Relations (Photo: Business Wire)

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APFH) ("AdvancePierre"), a leading national producer and distributor of sandwiches, sandwich components and other entrées and snacks, has named John Morgan Vice President, Investor Relations. Morgan brings 15 years of investor relations expertise to this role, a newly created position since AdvancePierre made its debut as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange on July 15, 2016.

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AdvancePierre Foods Names John Morgan Vice President, Investor Relations (Photo: Business Wire)

AdvancePierre Foods Names John Morgan Vice President, Investor Relations (Photo: Business Wire)

Morgan will report to Michael Sims, AdvancePierre's CFO, and will lead the development and implementation of AdvancePierre's investor relations program. In this role, Morgan will collaborate with senior leaders across the Company and play a key role in communicating operating performance and strategy to external audiences, including stockholders, analysts and other members of the public and financial community. In addition, Morgan will assist in collecting and analyzing market data and valuation trends.

"We're committed to building and maintaining strong relationships with investors and analysts as we settle into our new reality as a public company, and we're excited to have John on board to help lead this important task," Sims said. "His experience and proficiency in shaping and executing public company investor relations programs will bring great value to our communications with the financial community."

For the past 12 years, Morgan has served as Director of Investor Relations at Lexmark International (NYSE: LXK), and prior to that held positions of progressive responsibility in investor relations, finance, operations and sales since joining Lexmark in 1997. During his tenure at Lexmark, Morgan led the IR function through periods of corporate transformation, including Lexmark's post-IPO, high-growth phase.

Morgan serves as a senior roundtable member for the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and is among the first IR professionals globally to earn the Investor Relations Charter (IRC TM) designation awarded by NIRI.

About AdvancePierre Foods

AdvancePierre Foods Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: APFH), headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a leading national producer and distributor of value-added, convenient, ready-to-eat sandwiches, sandwich components and other entrées and snacks to a wide variety of distribution outlets including foodservice, retail and convenience store providers. With revenues of $1.6 billion in 2015 and more than 4,000 employees, the Company offers a broad line of products across all day parts including: ready-to-eat sandwiches, such as breakfast sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hamburgers; sandwich components, such as fully cooked hamburger and chicken patties, and Philly steaks; and other entrées and snacks, such as country-fried steak, stuffed entrées, chicken tenders and cinnamon dough bites. A fund managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., a Los Angeles-based investment firm, is the majority shareholder of AdvancePierre Foods.

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