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Diane J. Frisch Joins Corn Products International as Vice President,Human Resources

WESTCHESTER, Ill., May 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO), a leading provider of agriculturally derived ingredients to diversified industries, announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Diane J. Frisch, 55, as Vice President, Human Resources, an officer of the Company. She reports to Ilene Gordon, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"I am pleased to welcome Diane to the Corn Products team," said Ilene Gordon. "Throughout her career, Diane has built human resources organizations that have helped multinational companies achieve their growth objectives."

Frisch has more than 30 years of experience in the field of human resources. Throughout her career, she has been responsible for the development of global organizational effectiveness programs; human resources policy deployment; employee development and training; compensation and benefit program development; labor relations; and post-merger integration management.

Frisch comes to Corn Products International from Alcan Packaging, a specialty packaging company serving the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, beauty and tobacco markets, where she was vice president of human resources and communications for that company's Food Americas and Global Pharmaceutical Packaging businesses. At that company, Frisch directed a human resources organization that supported more than 9,000 employees at 32 facilities throughout North America, South America and Europe.

Prior to joining Alcan Packaging, Frisch served as vice president of human resources for the flexible packaging business of Pechiney, an aluminum and packaging company with headquarters in Paris and Chicago. She has also served as vice president of human resources for Culligan International Company, a leading water treatment company; vice president and director of human resources for Alumax Mill Products, Inc., a division of Alumax Inc.; director of human resources for U.S. Reduction Company; and manager of human resources for American Can Company.

Frisch holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and a master of science degree in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

Frisch succeeds former Corn Products Vice President, Human Resources James J. Hirchak, who retired from the Company.


Corn Products International is one of the world's largest corn refiners and a major supplier of high-quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch-based materials. The Company, headquartered in Westchester, Ill., is a leading worldwide producer of dextrose and a major regional producer of starches, sweeteners and other ingredients. In 2009, Corn Products International reported net sales of $3.67 billion, with operations in 13 countries at 28 plants, including wholly owned businesses, affiliates and alliances. For more information, visit

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