Francis A. Contino is 62 years old and has been a director since October 2004 and serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Contino is Executive Vice President -- Strategic Planning of McCormick & Company, Inc. He is a member of the Management Committee and has been a member of the Board of Directors of McCormick since joining the company in 1998. He was Chief Financial Officer from 1998 through October 2007. Mr. Contino plans to retire from McCormick effective July 1, 2008. Prior to joining McCormick, Mr. Contino was Managing Partner of the Baltimore office of Ernst & Young.