Wilbur-Ellis Agribusiness

Steven J. Dietze Joined Wilbur-Ellis Company

November 30, 2001

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Courtney Chauvin

Management Supervisor

Peppercom on behalf of Wilbur-Ellis Company



Wilbur-Ellis Company Contact:

Jim Crawford

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Wilbur-Ellis Company



In November, 2001, Steven J. Dietze joined Wilbur-Ellis Company. Dietze brings with him an outstanding background in agri-chemical and fertilizer distribution, having recently served as the Vice-President of Sales for Agriliance and, before that, as the Chief Operating Officer for Wilfarm, LLC.

Assuming Daniel R. Vradenburg’s current responsibilities as Vice-President overseeing our operations in California, Arizona, Texas and New Mexico, Dietze will be based in California and reporting to Vradenburg.

Founded in 1921 and with total sales exceeding $1.1 billion, Wilbur-Ellis Company specializes in the marketing, distribution and formulation of crop protection products, fertilizers and animal feed stuffs. Through its Connell Bros. Company and Animal Feed divisions, Wilbur-Ellis exports industrial chemicals, minerals and fibers and certain animal feed stuffs throughout the Pacific Rim for numerous major U.S. companies.
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