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Perrigo appoints Murray S. Kessler as chief executive officer

Staff Writer |
Dublin, Ireland - Perrigo Company, a provider of healthcare products, announced the appointment of Murray S. Kessler as president, CEO and member of the board of directors.

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Mr. Kessler most recently served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Lorillard Tobacco Company (2010-2015).

Prior to joining Lorillard, Mr. Kessler served as Vice Chair of Altria, Inc. and President and CEO of UST Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Altria since 2009.

He originally joined UST in 2000 and was promoted to the role of President of the division within one year.

In 2005, Mr. Kessler was appointed COO of UST, and served as CEO from 2007 to 2009.

Before joining UST, he had more than 18 years of consumer packaged goods experience with several well-known consumer companies, including Vlasic Foods International, Campbell Soup Company and The Clorox Company.

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