Board of Directors

Robert L. Ryan *

Committees: Audit Committee, Finance Committee

Robert L. Ryan, age 72, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Medtronic, Inc., a medical technology company, from 1993 until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Ryan was Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of Union Texas Petroleum Corporation from 1984 to 1993, Controller from 1983 to 1984 and Treasurer from 1982 to 1983. Prior to 1982, Mr. Ryan was Vice President at Citibank and was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Mr. Ryan is a director of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. .

He has been on the General Mills Board of Directors since 2005 and is a member of the Audit Committee and is Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

* Financial Expert

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