P&G Recognizes Top Performing Global Suppliers

    Awards acknowledge performance, collaboration and partnership

<p><location>CINCINNATI</location>, <chron>Nov. 4, 2009</chron> /CNW/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:   PG) hosted its annual supplier awards event last night recognizing the company's top performing suppliers.</p>

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<p>"P&G's growth strategy is to touch and improve more consumers' lives in more parts of the world more completely," said Bob McDonald, P&G's president and chief executive officer, while speaking to suppliers attending the Company's annual supplier awards dinner.  "This strategy is inspired by P&G's Purpose and it can only be executed in partnership with our suppliers. We are all focused on touching and improving lives, which requires us - together -- to innovate, to streamline and improve the supply chain, to simplify the way we work, and to create sustainable solutions that improve lives today and for generations to come."</p>
<p>Receiving highest honors as "Supplier of the Year" for 2009 recipients among P&G's 80,000 suppliers were:</p>
    --  BASF SE of Ludwigshafen, Germany, providing strategic chemicals and
        chemical innovations for P&G's laundry, fabric care and beauty
    --  The Cly-Del Manufacturing Co. of Waterbury, Connecticut providing
        battery parts to P&G's Duracell business in North America;
    --  Evonik Industries of Essen, Germany provides strategic chemicals and
        ingredients to P&G's laundry and diaper businesses;
    --  Havpak, Inc. from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and a certified
        woman-owned business provides P&G with packaging, assembly and
        manufacturing services;
    --  Jones Lang LaSalle of Chicago, Illinois providing facilities
        services to P&G's office and laboratory locations worldwide.
    --  Novozymes of Bagsvaerd, Denmark is a strategic enzyme supplier for
        P&G's laundry and cleaning products;

    --  RockTenn of Norcross, Georgia is a strategic packaging, customization
        and display supplier to a number of P&G businesses around the world.

<p>This was the second consecutive year of distinction for The Cly-Del Manufacturing Co., Jones Lang LaSalle and Novozymes as "Supplier of the Year" recipients. These companies achieved this recognition by consistently scoring the highest in broad based quantitative and qualitative evaluations by P&G employees throughout the supply chain.</p>
<p>"From market changing innovation to supply chain excellence, our supplier partners are foundational for building a stronger future," said <person>Rick Hughes</person>, vice president of Global Purchases. "P&G is at our best when we have fostered relationships with our external business partners that enable collaboration in achieving our mutual goals, addressing challenges, and delivering ongoing innovation."</p>
<p>In addition to the select few "Supplier of the Year" awards, all companies performing consistently at high levels within P&G's internal supplier performance management system earned the "Corporate Supplier Excellence Award."  The 55 suppliers receiving this distinction were:</p>

    Accenture LLP
    Albany International Corp.
    Berman Printing
    CCL Label
    Cosmint S.p.a.
    D.Cloostermans-Huwaert N.V.
    Ernst & Young
    Evonik Industries
    Farm Frites International B.V.
    Fastenal Company
    Fibertex Nonwovens
    FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S
    GoIndustry DoveBid
    Havpak, Inc.
    Hayco Ltd.
    Hooven-Dayton Corporation
    HPV Engineering s.r.o.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Interscope Mfg., Inc.
    JC Fiolet
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Lingemann GmbH
    Millennium Specialty Chemicals
    Nelson Packaging Company Inc.
    Nippon Shokubai Company Limited
    Nordson Corporation
    PAX Australia / One Asia
    Premiere Packaging, Inc.
    Promotion Execution Partners
    PT Ciptakemas Abadi
    Quality Associates, Inc.
    RKW SE
    Sandler AG-Schwarzenbach / Germany
    Sasol Olefins & Surfactants
    Schneider National Carriers, Inc.
    Smith Transport, Inc.
    Spedition Services Limited
    Superior Bulk Logistics
    Tanax, Inc
    Technimark LLC
    The Cly-Del Manufacturing Co.
    The Oregon Potato Company
    The Specialized Packaging Group, Inc.
    Time Release Sciences Inc.
    Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
    Transportadora Jolivan
    Zhongrong Products of Paper Printing

<p>"I want to acknowledge the tremendous contributions and commitments that our external business partners make to help us achieve our strategies and goals, as well as extend similar appreciation to the thousands of suppliers across the world that were not award recipients but still work very hard to help P&G touch and improve more consumer lives more completely," said McDonald.</p>

    About Procter & Gamble

<p>Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G community includes approximately 135,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide. Please visit <a href="http://www.pg.com">http://www.pg.com</a> for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.</p>


For further information: For further information: Tressie Long of P&G, +1-513-983-7720, long.t.6@pg.com Web Site: http://www.pg.com

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