Ringing of the NYSE Opening Bell with P&G PetCare

Ringing of the NYSE Opening Bell with P&G PetCare

Eukanuba and Canine Companions for Independence Visit the New York Stock Exchange

Pawl Griffin, P&G Pet Care's Vice President of Canine Communications Rings The Opening Bell!

On Thursday, December 20, representatives of Eukanuba, a leading Procter & Gamble's Pet Care Brand, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate Canine Companions for Independence’s newly launched Initial Puppy Offering (IPO) fundraising campaign. Eukanuba was the Angel Investor in the amount of $100,000. To mark the occasion Pawl Griffin, a two year old Petite Bassett Griffon Vendeen and Vice President of Canine Communications at P&G Pet Care, will ring The Opening Bell.

Canine Companions for Independence, a national non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans with disabilities, has created their own IPO, an Initial Puppy Offering, to help meet the skyrocketing demand for assistance dogs. Thursday morning we rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange thanks to Procter and Gamble’s Eukanuba Dog Foods. They’re the “Angel Investor” for the IPO and doubled the impact of this IPO by matching shares dollar-for-dollar with a generous donation of $100,000.

New York businessman, entrepreneur, and Canine Companions National Board Vice-Chair John Miller will help kick off the release of a limited supply of shares of “Not So Common Stock” to fund the next great class of Canine Companions assistance dogs.

Canine Companions Graduate Capt. James Van Thach (USA Ret.) of Queens, NY, will attend with his assistance dog Liz. James is a Purple Heart winner who was twice wounded while serving our country in Iraq. Also joining in the dog day fun is Snoopy, with Jean Schulz being a longtime Canine Companions supporter.

About Eukanuba
Eukanuba offers the most complete food lineup, delivering nutrition that is customized by breed and breed size as well as health and performance requirements. Eukanuba is a division of Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), and you can visit us on the Web at http://www.eukanuba.comor at Facebook.com/Eukanuba.

About P&G Pet Care
For more than 60 years, P&G Pet Care (NYSE:PG), the maker of Iams and Eukanuba, has enhanced the well-being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods and pet care products. To learn more about Eukanuba® and Iams® Dog & Cat Foods or general pet care and nutrition information, call the Iams Consumer Care Center at (800) 525-4267. You can also visit us on the Web at www.iams.comor www.eukanuba.com.

About Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG)
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
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