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Lancaster Colony Corporation

Lancaster Colony Corporation is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of consumer products focusing primarily on specialty foods for the retail and foodservice markets.  The Company's food products include:  Marzetti salad dressings and sauces, vegetable dips and fruit dips; New York BRAND Texas Toast frozen garlic breads; Sister Schubert’s frozen dinner rolls and sweet rolls; and New York BRAND Texas Toast and Chatham Village croutons.  Lancaster Colony is one of only 16 U.S. companies to have increased regular cash dividends each year for the past 50 consecutive years.

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Presenter - John B. "Jay" Gerlach, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO

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John B. "Jay" Gerlach, Jr. was elected chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Lancaster Colony Corporation in February 1997.  He had been president and chief operating officer since May 1994.  Jay joined Lancaster Colony in April of 1976 and has served in various capacities, including 9 years as executive vice president.

Founded in January 1961 by his grandfather, John J. Gerlach, and his father, John B. Gerlach, Lancaster Colony has grown into a manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with a focus on specialty foods for the retail and foodservice markets.  The company also manufactures and markets candles for the food, drug and mass markets.  Lancaster Colony’s total annual sales exceed $1 billion and the company has increased its regular cash dividend for 50 consecutive years. 

Mr. Gerlach has served on the Lancaster Colony board of directors since November 1985.  In addition, he currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Huntington Bancshares, Inc., Nationwide Children's Hospital, Recreation Unlimited Foundation, The Ohio State University Foundation, and the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Board.

Mr. Gerlach grew up in the Central Ohio area and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. 


Chairman, CEO and President:
Jay Gerlach

Treasurer, Vice President and CFO:
John L. Boylan

IR Contact:
Dale Ganobsik, (614) 224-7141


Columbus, Ohio

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