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Colgate Appoints New Board Member

Harris joins the team as Lewis retires.

Colgate-Palmolive welcomed C. Martin Harris, chief information officer and chairman of the information technology division of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, has been elected to Colgate's Board of Directors. The Company also announced that Delano E. Lewis, a director from 1991 to 1999 and since 2001, will retire from the Board effective May 6, 2016 at the end of his current term.
Harris, an MD, brings extensive leadership experience and expertise in the healthcare and information technology fields to Colgate’s board. He has been with The Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 1996 and is a staff physician for The Cleveland Clinic Hospital and The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of General Internal Medicine. Since 2000, he has also served as executive director of e-Cleveland Clinic, a series of e-health clinical programs offered over the Internet.
Lewis, former senior fellow, New Mexico State University, will not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at Colgate’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Formerly the US Ambassador to South Africa and chief executive officer and president of National Public Radio, Lewis has contributed greatly to the Company’s success for over two decades, especially through his focus on Colgate’s corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
Commenting on the new director election, Ian Cook, Chairman, President and CEO, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Harris to the Board and are pleased that he will contribute his outstanding capabilities to Colgate. Del Lewis has our profound thanks for his immeasurable contributions to Colgate’s business success and governance excellence, and we extend our best wishes for his retirement.”

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