P&G Shuffle Top Deck After Surprise Departure

19 April 2006

      CINCINATTI - The consumer goods titan has waved an unexpected farewell to R Kerry Clark, one of its five vice-chairmen and touted as a possible successor to current chairman/ceo AG Lafley
   Thirty-two year veteran Clark is the first top-five Procter & Gamble executive to be lured away in decades. He is to become chairman of drug distributor Cardinal Health Care.
   His P&G duties, covering global family and health care, will now be shared by fellow vice-chairmen Susan Arnold and Bruce Byrnes.