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General Mills announces new global organizational structure

General Mills, Inc. in December said it has created a new global organizational structure to streamline the company’s leadership, maximize global scale and increase operational agility. The changes follow the previously announced departure of Christopher D. O’Leary, executive vice-president and chief operating officer, International, who will step down on Dec. 31, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

The company will align its dairy strategy brand unit to the new global organization structure, and also will establish a new global revenue development group, including the functions of strategic revenue management and e-commerce.

The restructuring is expected to affect approximately 400 to 600 positions globally.