The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Clayton C. Daley, Jr., vice chairman and chief financial officer, will retire (effective Sept. 16, 2009) after 35 years of service. He will step down as CFO on Jan. 1, 2009. He will continue to serve as an advisor to P&G chairman and CEO A.G. Lafley. Jon R. Moeller, currently vice president and treasurer, will replace Daley in the CFO position.
"Clayt has been a strong strategic partner to me and to P&G's business leaders over the past decade," said Lafley. "He's helped focus management attention on cash productivity. He's set high standards for corporate governance and stewardship. He played a pivotal role in making Total Shareholder Return, a business evaluation and management compensation measure. He's helped P&G maintain a healthy balance sheet and strong credit rating, which are particularly important in today's economic environment. And he played a pivotal role in the acquisition and successful integration of Gillette, the largest acquisition in the history of the consumer products industry."
On Moeller's appointment, Lafley said, "Jon Moeller has been an integral part of P&G's leadership team for nearly a decade. He brings strategic leadership, tough-minded discipline, and a 20-year track record of strong business and financial results. Jon has diverse experience across virtually all P&G businesses and finance disciplines. He has worked in nearly every part of P&G's business—from Laundry and Cleaning in China to Beauty and Health globally. He's led major merger and acquisition operations, including the large and complex Wella acquisition and the recent divestiture of Folgers. Most recently, as treasurer, he has been leading P&G Investor Relations and has also established the capital structure, cash management and AA- credit rating that have put P&G in a strong financial position for the near and long term. Jon has worked closely with Clayt Daley for many years and they have developed a smooth transition plan. He is the right leader to succeed Clayt as P&G's CFO."