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P&G Pet Care’s Four-Legged V.P. of Canine Communications Retires and Hands over the Leash to Her Successor

After Nine Years of Dedicated Service, Euka Says Goodbye to Her Day Job and Hello to R&R

April 18, 2012 08:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

MASON, Ohio–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–After more than 50 dog years of gracing Procter & Gamble (P&G) Pet Care’s halls and conference rooms, Euka, the 10-year young Labrador retired from her post as V.P. of Canine Communications. Euka was formally thanked by employees for her nearly-decade long run of dedicated service to IAMS and Eukanuba. A retirement party was held in her honor where an official portrait was unveiled that will be hung in the Pet Care wing of the P&G Mason Business Center. Following the celebration, her successor, Pawl Griffin was inaugurated by being presented an official company badge and bandanas of his brands (IAMS, Eukanuba and Natura Pet Foods).

“Euka is an amazing dog who has brought so much joy to P&G Pet Care employees, our community and supporters of IAMS and Eukanuba,” said Jason Taylor, external relations manager, P&G Pet Care. “We’ve enjoyed every moment with Euka and will miss her greatly, but we’re all looking forward to a new chapter with Griffin taking the reins as our V.P. of Canine Communications.”

Euka retires on the heels of spending the past 10 months training the youthful Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (PBGV), Griffin, on all the duties of a V.P. of Canine Communications, including public appearances, making friendships with the other dogs, visiting Pet Care offices, and more.

“Griffin will handle his role well,” said Taylor. “He’s already done a tremendous job, especially at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship dog show in Orlando last December. He’s young and eager, and he’s been trained by the best.”

About Euka

Since joining the team in the summer of 2003, she’s been the official greeter of office visitors, represented IAMS and Eukanuba at corporate events and industry activities, supervised numerous shelter makeovers and visited school children to help educate them about the importance of animals and how best to take care of them. In 2004, her celebrity really took off when she became a national “cover dog” by appearing on Fortune Magazine with P&G CEO at the time, A.G. Lafley.

To learn more about and follow the happenings of Griffin, P&G Pet Care’s new V.P. of Canine Communications, visit Facebook.com/IAMS or Facebook.com/Eukanuba.

About P&G Pet Care

For more than 60 years, P&G Pet Care (NYSE:PG), the maker of IAMS and Eukanuba, has enhanced the well-being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods and pet care products. To learn more about Eukanuba® and IAMS® Dog & Cat Foods or general pet care and nutrition information, call the Consumer Care Center at (800) 446-3075. You can also visit us on the Web at www.IAMS.com or www.eukanuba.com.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G touches and improves the lives of about 4.4 billion people around the world with its portfolio of trusted, quality brands. The Company’s leadership brands include Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, IAMS®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, and Ambi Pur®. With operations in about 80 countries, P&G brands are available in more than 180 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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