December12/M2 EQUITYBITES -- Coca-Cola Enterprises announced the appointment of Suzanne B. Labarge as a director to the company's board. The company said that the term for Labarge will expire at the 2010 annual meeting of shareowners of the company.

Labarge is the former vice chairman and chief risk officer of RBC Financial Group. Prior to that, she held a variety of roles within commercial and corporate lending, internal audit, and corporate treasury within RBC. Before that, she has also served the Canadian government as an assistant auditor-general and as deputy superintendent of policy for the Office of the superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada. She currently serves on the board of governors for McMaster University, and has previously served as director and chair of the audit committee for Novelis Inc and as a member of the board of the Bank of China, Beijing.

From the December 17, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash