P&G Announces Business Unit Realignment

Structure Evolving to Meet Changing Business Needs

CINCINNATI, May 14, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company today announced some business unit realignments and associated changes to its executive management structure effective July 1, 2007.

    Summary of Key Changes

    -- The company's three global business units will be:  Beauty Care, Global

       Health & Well Being, and Household Care.  All units will report to

       Susan E. Arnold (53), currently vice chair - P&G beauty & health, who

       is elected president - global business units.  She will continue to

       report to Mr. Lafley, chairman of the board and chief executive

       officer, and will continue to be based in Cincinnati.

    -- The company has also established the role of Chief Operating Officer to

       oversee all global operations and functions along with overall

       responsibility for the go-to-market operational effort.  Robert A.

       McDonald (53), currently vice chair - global operations, is elected

       chief operating officer.  He also will continue to report to Mr. Lafley

       and continue to be based in Cincinnati.

"We are making these moves to realign our business units and top leadership structure to meet the changing needs of our larger, more diverse, faster-paced global business," said Mr. Lafley. "These changes are designed to help P&G's businesses consistently win at both the first (in-store) and second (at-home) moments of truth with consumers.

"Our business has nearly doubled since 2000. We've had three major acquisitions including Clairol, Wella and Gillette. And, we have tripled the pace of our business initiatives over this same period," said Lafley.

"It is appropriate to make these changes in response to the current realities of our business, and I look forward to continuing to lead our very talented executive team."

    Reporting to Ms. Arnold


    -- Dimitri Panayotopoulos (55), currently group president - global fabric

       care, who is elected vice chair - global household care, succeeding Mr.

       Byrnes.  His business unit includes: fabric care, home care, family

       care, baby care and Duracell.  He will continue to be based in

       Cincinnati.

    -- Robert A. Steele (51), currently group president - global household

       care who is elected vice chair - global health and well-being.  His

       business unit includes: feminine care, personal health care,

       pharmaceuticals, oral care, pet care, coffee and snacks.  He will

       continue to be based in Cincinnati.

In addition, three executives who have Beauty Care responsibilities will continue to report to Ms. Arnold. They are:

    -- Charles V. Bergh (49), who was previously announced as group president-

       global grooming, is now named group president - global personal care.

       His responsibilities include: skin care, grooming and shave care,

       cosmetics, personal cleansing, deodorants, antiperspirants and Braun.

       He will continue to be based in Boston.

    -- Christopher de Lapuente (44), currently group president - global

       professional and retail hair care, has been named group president -

       global hair care which also includes responsibility for global hair

       colorants.  He is based in Geneva.

    -- Hartwig Langer (51), president - global prestige products which

       includes the full range of P&G's fine fragrance brands.  He is based in

       Geneva.


    Reporting to Mr. McDonald


    -- Werner Geissler (54), currently group president, CEEMEA (Central &

       Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa), who is elected vice chair -

       global operations, reporting to and succeeding Mr. McDonald.   The

       leaders of the market development organizations will report to Mr.

       Geissler including:  North America, Latin America, Western Europe,

       CEEMEA, and Asia.

The executive officers of the various global functions including: Human Resources, R&D, Product Supply, Legal, External Relations, Information Technology, Marketing, and Customer Business Development.

    Others Reporting to Mr. Lafley


    -- Clayton C. Daley, Jr. (55), currently chief financial officer, who is

       elected vice chair and chief financial officer.

    -- Bruce L. Byrnes (59), currently vice chair of the board - P&G household

       care, who has announced his intention to retire in 2008, after more

       than 37 years of service.  Until that time, he is appointed vice chair

       of the board - global brand building training.  In this role, Mr.

       Byrnes will share his expertise to further strengthen P&G's brand

       building capability on a global basis.

About Procter & Gamble

Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers(R), Tide(R), Ariel(R), Always(R), Whisper(R), Pantene(R), Mach3(R), Bounty(R), Dawn(R), Pringles(R), Folgers(R), Charmin(R), Downy(R), Lenor(R), Iams(R), Crest(R), Oral-B(R), Actonel(R), Duracell(R), Olay(R), Head & Shoulders(R), Wella(R), Gillette(R), and Braun(R). The P&G community consists of over 135,000 employees working in over 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

For other executive changes at P&G related to this announcement, including promotions, changes in assignments and retirements, please see the list that is attached to this news release.

                         THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY

                              EXECUTIVE CHANGES


                   Attachment to May 14, 2007 News Release

The following executive changes at the Procter & Gamble Company follow other executive changes announced separately via a news release on May 14, 2007.

    Promotions to Group President (effective July 1, 2007)


    -- Melanie L. Healey (46), currently president - global feminine care and

       adult care, is elected group president - global feminine and health

       care, reporting to Robert A. Steele, vice chair - global health and

       well-being.  She continues to be located in Cincinnati.

    -- Jorge Mesquita (45), currently president - global home care and P&G

       professional, is elected group president - global fabric care,

       succeeding and reporting to Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chair-global

       household care.  He continues to be located in Cincinnati.

    -- Charles E. Pierce (50), currently president - global oral care, is

       elected group president - global oral care and coffee/snacks.  He

       reports to Mr. Steele and will continue to be located in Cincinnati.

    -- Martin Riant, currently president - global baby care, is elected group

       president - global baby care reporting to Mr. Panayotopoulos.  He

       continues to be located in Cincinnati.

    -- David S. Taylor (49), currently president - global family care, is

       elected group president - global home care, (which includes home care,

       family care, and P&G professional), reporting to Mr. Panayotopoulos.

       He continues to be located in Cincinnati.


    Promotions to President (effective July 1, 2007)


    -- Steven D. Bishop (43), currently vice president - North America region

       organization breakthrough initiative, is elected president - North

       America market operations, reporting to Edward D. Shirley, group

       president - North America.  He continues to be located in Cincinnati.

    -- Giovanni Ciserani (44), currently vice president, UK & Ireland, is

       elected president - Western Europe, reporting to Mr. Geissler - vice

       chair, global operations.  He will relocate from Brooklands in the UK

       to Geneva.

    -- Jamie P. Egasti (49), currently vice president - Americas snacks and

       global snacks new business development, is elected president - coffee

       and snacks, reporting to Mr. Pierce.  He continues to be located in

       Cincinnati.

    -- Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh (48), currently vice president - North

       America family care, is elected president - family care, reporting to

       Mr. Taylor.  She continues to be located in Cincinnati.

    -- Thomas M. Finn (44), currently vice president - North America

       pharmaceuticals and worldwide strategic planning & new business

       development - global pharmaceuticals, is elected president - global

       health care, reporting to Ms. Healey.  He continues to be located in

       Cincinnati.


    Change in Assignments at Group President Level (effective July 1, 2007)

Laurent L. Philippe (55), currently group president - Western Europe, is appointed group president - Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA), succeeding and reporting to Mr. Geissler, vice chair - global operations. He will continue to be located in Geneva.

Change in Assignments at President Level (effective July 1, 2007)

Virginia C. Drosos (44), currently president - global cosmetics and hair colorants, is appointed president - global personal beauty, with responsibility for skin care, personal cleansing, anti-perspirants, deodorants and cosmetics. She will report to Charles V. Bergh, group president- global personal care. She will relocate to Cincinnati from Hunt Valley.

Retirements at Group President Level

Mark M. Leckie (53), currently group president - Gillette global business unit, will retire September 1, 2007. Until that time, Mr. Leckie has been named group president on special assignment reporting to Clayton C. Daley, Jr., vice chair and chief financial officer.

    Retirements at President Level


    -- Bruce Cleverly (62), currently president on special assignment, will

       retire September 12, 2007 after 32 years of service.  He continues to

       report to Clayton C. Daley, Jr.

    -- Mark A. Collar (54), currently president - global pharmaceuticals and

       personal health, will retire January 2, 2008, after 32 years of

       service.  Until that time, Mr. Collar has been named president on

       special assignment reporting to Susan E. Arnold, president - global

       business units.

    -- Paolo De Cesare (46), currently president - global skin care, will

       retire February 1, 2008, after 24 years of service.  Until that time,

       Mr. De Cesare has been named president on special assignment reporting

       to Susan E. Arnold.

    -- Fabrizio Freda (49), currently President - global snacks, will retire

       February 1, 2008, after 23 years of service.  Until that time, Mr.

       Freda has been named president on special assignment reporting to

       Robert A. Steele, vice chair - global health and well-being.

    -- Mary Ann Pesce (55), currently president - deodorants/male personal

       care and personal cleansing, will retire September 1, 2007, after 26

       years of service.  Until that time, Ms. Pesce has been named president

       on special assignment reporting to Charles V. Bergh, group president -

       global personal care.


    Other Officer Retirements

Richard G. Pease (55), currently senior vice president - Human Resources, P&G household care, will retire October 1, 2007 after 33 years of service. Until that time, he will report to Richard L. Antoine, Global Human Resources Officer.

CONTACT: Terry Loftus of The Procter & Gamble Company, +1-513-983-9736, orcell, +1-513-238-8852; or P&G Investor Relations, Chris Peterson,+1-513-983-2414

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