G WILLI ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF JOSEPH WILLIGER AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
YAVNE, Israel, Jan. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC) (the "Company" or "Willi Food"), a global company that specializes in the development, marketing and international distribution of kosher foods, announced today that the Company's board of directors has appointed Mr. Joseph Williger, one of the Company's controlling shareholders and until now its Co-Chairman of the Board, as CEO to replace Mr. Erez Viner whose term of officer as CEO of the Company will end effective today. Mr. Viner will continue to provide his services to the company in the field of business development, logistic operation and leading the establishment of the company's new logistic center. Mr. Williger's appointment as CEO is subject to approval of the shareholders in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Law, 5799-1999. The Company intends to convene a shareholder meeting for this purpose in the near future.
About G. Willi-Food International Ltd.
G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (http://www.willi-food.co.il) is an Israeli-based company specializing in high-quality, great-tasting kosher food products. Willi-Food is engaged directly and through its subsidiaries in the design, import, marketing and distribution of a wide variety of over 600 food products world-wide. The Company's products are marketed and sold to approximately 1,500 customers and 3,000 selling points in Israel, including to supermarket chains, wholesalers and institutional consumers. The Company markets most of its products under the brand name "Willi-Food," and some of its chilled and frozen products under the brand name "Euro European Dairies". Certain products are marketed under brand names of other manufacturers or under other brand names. In addition, the Company distributes some of its products on an exclusive basis
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G. Willi Food International Ltd.
Yitschak Barabi, CFO
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