Crown Holdings, Inc. Elects Josef M. Mueller to Its Board of Directors

Monday, February 28, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) announced today that Josef M. Mueller has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors. The Board now has 12 members.

Mr. Mueller spent his entire 35 year career with Nestle for which he most recently served as Chairman and CEO of the company's Greater China Region until his retirement in 2007. Previously, Mr. Mueller was head of Nestle Korea from 1995 to 1998 and Nestle Pakistan from 1992 to 1995. Earlier in his career he held management positions in Switzerland and the Far East.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Josef to our Board," said John W. Conway, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Josef's overall business acumen combined with his extensive knowledge and perspective of Asia will bring us valuable insight and counsel for one of the most promising emerging markets in the world today."

Mr. Mueller serves as an Executive-in-Residence at I.M.D., International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, and is President of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Geneva, Switzerland. He also serves as President of the Swiss Brand Association, "PROMARCA." Formerly he was also Consultant to the Yunnan and Shaanxi Provincial Governments as well as Vice President of the Beijing Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment.

About Crown Holdings, Inc.

Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK), through its subsidiaries, is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, visit our website at

For more information, contact:

Thomas A. Kelly, Senior Vice President - Finance, (215) 698-5341, or

Edward Bisno, Bisno Communications, (212) 717-7578. 

SOURCE Crown Holdings, Inc.