Raymond L. McGowan Joins Crown Cork & Seal as Vice President, U.S. Food Can Division

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) today announced that Raymond L. McGowan, Jr. has been named Vice President and Assistant to the President of the U.S. Food Can Division. He reports to Clinton J. Waring, President, Food Can Division.

Mr. McGowan's responsibilities in his new position include Sales, Marketing, Quality and Production Planning. He will use Crown's World Class Performance process to manage his responsibilities and expects to capitalize on Crown's EOLE end-technology and recently restructured plant infrastructure to substantially improve Crown's Food Can business.

Mr. McGowan brings more than 26 years of packaging industry experience to Crown Cork & Seal. Most recently, Mr. McGowan was Group Vice President of Global Consumer Products at Sonoco Products Company after holding various positions of increasing responsibility throughout the organization. His responsibilities included managing 47 facilities in 12 countries.

Mr. McGowan is a graduate of Providence College and has completed the Executive Management Program at the University of North Carolina.

Crown Cork & Seal is a leading supplier of packaging products to consumer marketing companies around the world. World headquarters are located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


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