CINCINNATI, Dec. 8, 2009 The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) today announced the appointment of Angela F. Braly (48), president and chief executive officer of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), to its board of directors. The appointment is effective immediately.
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"Angela is an experienced business leader in the critical health sector," commented A. G. Lafley, P&G chairman of the board. "She will be a valued addition to the P&G board."
WellPoint, Inc. is the largest health benefits company in terms of medical membership in the United States, serving approximately 34 million members in its affiliated health plans. Prior to being named president and chief executive officer of WellPoint in June 2007, Ms. Braly served as WellPoint's executive vice president, general counsel and chief public affairs officer since April 2005. She served as president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri (a WellPoint subsidiary) from August 2003 until April 2005.
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