Photo Release -- Americold Appoints New Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Todd Sheldon

ATLANTA, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces the appointment of Todd Sheldon to Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. He will report to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.

Todd Sheldon, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Americold

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Prior to joining Americold, Mr. Sheldon served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SUPERVALU Inc., a grocery industry leader and second largest food distributor in the United States. While at SUPERVALU, he served as chief legal officer and led the legal, regulatory, risk and compliance functions for the company. Prior to SUPERVALU, Mr. Sheldon worked at Medtronic Inc., the global leader in medical technology. As Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, he managed the worldwide legal function for the Medtronic Spinal, Biologics and Navigation divisions.

Mr. Sheldon holds a JD degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois and a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations from the University of Michigan.

About Americold

Americold is the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 182 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold's warehouses are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to consumers. Americold serves over 3,000 customers, and employs 12,000 associates worldwide.

For more information about Americold visit www.americold.com.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Media contact: Michael E. Moten Director, Strategic Planning & Business Development Americold 10 Glenlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328 MediaRelations@americold.com

Source: Americold