The Andersons Appoints DePompei as Vice President, Human Resources

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MAUMEE, Ohio
Jun 24, 2008

The Andersons, Inc. has appointed Arthur D. DePompei as Vice President, Human Resources, reporting to Mike Anderson, President & CEO.

DePompei fills the position being vacated by Charles E. Gallagher who is retiring at the end of June after 34 years with the company.

With broad and extensive human resource leadership experience, DePompei joins The Andersons after most recently serving as Vice President of Human Resources for Degussa Construction Chemicals, LLC in Cleveland, Ohio. DePompei also served in the same capacity for Teledyne Fluid Systems and Specialty Equipment in Brecksville, Ohio.

DePompei earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on management and labor relations from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio. He holds the professional designations of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Human Resource Planning Society and World at Work. A native of Cleveland, DePompei and his wife have two married sons, and will be relocating to the Maumee area in the near future.

About The Andersons, Inc.

The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company with interests in the grain, ethanol and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar leasing and repair, turf products production, and general merchandise retailing. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, the company now has operations in 10 U.S. states and Puerto Rico, plus rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico. For more, information, visit The Andersons online at www.andersonsinc.com.

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SOURCE: The Andersons, Inc.

CONTACT: Debra A. Crow, Corporate Communications Consultant, of The
Andersons, Inc., +1-419-891-6483, debra_crow@andersonsinc.com


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