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WESTCHESTER, Ill., November 21, 2016 - Jack Fortnum, CFO of Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE:INGR), a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries,has been named 2016 Chicago CFO of the year by the Financial Executives International (FEI) Chicago Chapter.  The award recognizes exceptional performance of financial professionals in their roles as corporate stewards.

Chicago CFO of the Year is awarded in four categories:  large public company, mid-size public company, private company and not-for-profit organization.  Fortnum won the award in the large public company category.  Award recipients are determined by a four-member committee of independent judges who are finance professionals in industry and academia.

"I am honored to be named a Chicago CFO of the year. This recognition is a reflection of my passion for my job and the profession as well as the strength of the Ingredion finance team," Fortnum said. 

"Jack is an outstanding CFO and this recognition is well deserved. His combination of financial, operational and international experience has made him an invaluable business partner in executing Ingredion's growth strategy and delivering shareholder value," said Ilene Gordon, Ingredion chairman, president and CEO.

Fortnum has been with Ingredion Incorporated since 1984 and has held a variety positions, including president of the North American business and corporate controller.  Currently as CFO, Fortnum leads a number of functions including: controller; finance, planning and administration; treasury; tax; internal audit; risk management; investor relations and corporate communications; and IT.

Ingredion Incorporated (NYSE: INGR) is a leading global ingredient solutions provider. We turn corn, tapioca, potatoes and other vegetables and fruits into value-added ingredients and biomaterial solutions for the food, beverage, paper and corrugating, brewing and other industries. Serving customers in over 100 countries, our ingredients make yogurts creamy, candy sweet, paper stronger and face creams silky. Visit to learn more.




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