Executive Committee Charter

December 6, 2010

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Snyder's-Lance, Inc. shall be comprised of not fewer than five members.

The members of the Executive Committee and its Chairman shall be designated by the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors. The Chairman and each of the members shall serve until the next Annual Meeting of the Directors and until their successors are elected and qualified. Members of the Committee and its Chairman may be removed by the Board of Directors at any time.

The Executive Committee shall have and may exercise the full authority of this Board of Directors, except as delegated expressly to the independent directors or to other committees and except that the Executive Committee shall have no authority to:

1. authorize or approve distributions, except according to a formula or method, or within limits, prescribed by the Board of Directors;

2. approve or propose to shareholders action that the North Carolina Business Corporation Act (the Act) requires to be approved by shareholders;

3. fill vacancies on the Board of Directors or on any of its committees;

4. amend the Articles of Incorporation pursuant to G.S. 55-10-02 of the Act;

5. adopt, amend or repeal the Bylaws;

6. approve a plan of merger not requiring shareholder approval;

7. authorize or approve reacquisition of shares, except according to a formula or method prescribed by the Board of Directors;

8. authorize or approve the issuance or sale or contract for sale of shares, or determine the designation and relative rights, preferences, and limitations of a class or series of shares, except that the Board of Directors may authorize the Executive Committee (or a senior executive officer of the Corporation) to do so within limits specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors; or

9. authorize or approve the acquisition or disposition of any asset with a cost or value in excess of $5 million except that the Board of Directors may authorize the Executive Committee (or a Senior Executive Officer of the Corporation) to do so within limits as specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors.


Committee Members

James W. Johnston
James W. Johnston
Chairman of the Board

James W. Johnston has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonemarker Enterprises, Inc., a Mooresville, NC consulting and investment company, since 1996. He was the Vice Chairman of RJR Nabisco, Inc., a Winston-Salem, NC diversified manufacturer of consumer products from 1995 until 1996; Chairman of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Worldwide from 1993 until 1996; and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. from 1989 until 1996. 

Jeffrey A. Atkins
Jeffrey A. Atkins

Jeffrey A. Atkins served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ACH Food Companies, Inc., a Memphis, TN food manufacturer, distributor and marketer, from 2003 until his retirement in 2010. He worked as a private investor from 2001 until 2003; Chief Financial Officer of Springs Industries, Inc., a Fort Mill, SC manufacturer and distributor of textile home furnishings from 1999 until 2001; and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Pete’s Brewing Company, a Palo Alto, CA craft-beer brewer and marketer from 1997 until 1998. He held various positions including Vice President of Corporate Planning (1995-1996) at The Quaker Oats Co., a Chicago, Illinois food and beverage marketer and manufacturer, from 1977 to 1996. He serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Stratas Foods, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of edible oils. 

John E. Denton
John E. Denton

John E. Denton works as a private investor. From 2004 until 2009, Mr. Denton was a partner at Maloney, Mitchell and Denton, a commercial real estate firm specializing in planned unit developments and mixed use communities. He has worked as a Division Manager at Proctor and Gamble Food Products, President of Hanover Foods, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New World Pasta. Mr. Denton also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Snyder’s from 1992 to February 2000. Mr. Denton served as a member of the board of directors of Snyder’s until December 2010 when he was elected to the Company’s board of directors in connection with the merger.

Isaiah Tidwell
Isaiah Tidwell

Isaiah Tidwell has worked as a private investor since 2005. He was the Georgia Wealth Management, Director, Executive Vice President – Wachovia Bank, N.A. in Atlanta, GA from 2001 until 2005; President of Georgia Banking – Wachovia Bank, N.A. in Atlanta, GA from 1999 until 2001; and Executive Vice President and Southern/Western Regional Executive of Wachovia Bank, N.A. from 1996 until 1999. In addition, Mr. Tidwell earned a BS in Accounting from North Carolina Central University and an MBA from the Babcock Graduate School of Management of Wake Forest University. He is a Director of Lincoln National Corporation and previously served as a Director of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.