Prepared Foods September 19, 2005 eNewsletter

McCormick & Company Incorporated announced several key organizational changes.

Several months ago, the company announced the upcoming retirement of Robert G. Davey, president - Global Industrial Group. Charles T. Langmead, formerly vice president & general manager - Food Service & Global Restaurant Division, now has been named president - U.S. Industrial Group. In addition to leading the company's U.S. industrial business, his responsibilities will include overall coordination of key global industrial customers.

Mark T. Timbie, formerly president - International Consumer Products Group, will become president - International with responsibility for both the consumer and industrial groups outside of North America as well as the company's joint venture in Mexico.

Alan D. Wilson, formerly president - U.S. Consumer Foods, was named president - North American Consumer Foods and U.S. Supply Chain. He will be responsible for the company's consumer business in the U.S. and both the consumer and industrial businesses in Canada. The U.S. Supply Chain departments and functions, including manufacturing, will also report to Wilson.

Lawrence Kurzius, formerly vice president & general manager - Sales & Marketing for the U.S. consumer business, will become president - U.S. Consumer Foods, reporting to Wilson.

Langmead, Timbie and Wilson will report to Robert J. Lawless, chairman, president & CEO of McCormick. These changes are effective immediately. Reporting of support functions has not changed at this time but, in the future, will be realigned as appropriate to provide maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

Commented Lawless, "Our company continues to evolve, and the organizational changes described above reflect the growth of our businesses worldwide and the evolution of our customer base. These changes will allow us to take advantage of our regional capabilities while maintaining coordination with our global customers. I have confidence that both our consumer and industrial businesses will succeed and grow under the leadership of Mark, Alan and Chuck."