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NEW YORK ( -- PepsiCo today announced organizational changes following the completion last week of its acquisition of Quaker Oats Co.

To take advantage of Quaker's distribution system, Tropicana Products Co. will report in to Bob Morrison, who is Quaker's chairman, president and CEO and PepsiCo vice chairman. Mr. Morrison will also oversee Gatorade and Quaker food operations and distribution in North America.

Tropicana will still be based in Bradenton, Fla., and overseen by President-CEO Brock Leach.

Additionally, a new unit will be formed within Frito-Lay North America to focus on growing PepsiCo's presence beyond salty snacks. The new unit, which will report to Frito-Lay President-CEO Al Bru, will include Frito-Lay's non-core salty snack brands, including Oberto meat snacks, as well as Quaker snack brands such as Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and Quaker Rice Cakes.

Other changes include the formation of a new PepsiCo Beverages International division to house Pepsi-Cola International, Tropicana International and Gatorade International; a new Frito-Lay International division combining Frito-Lay Europe/Africa/Middle East with Frito-Lay Latin America/Asia Pacific/Australia and Quaker snack and food businesses outside North America; and the consolidation of some production and purchasing functions.

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