The Board of Directors of VF Corporation, has elected Matthew J. Shattock as a director, effective Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Within the Board of the apparel giant (Wrangler, Timberland, Vans, Lee and 7 for all Mankind amongst others), the 50-year-old will serve on the Compensation and Finance Committees.

Shattock is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Beam Inc., a leading spirits company, owning brands such as Jim Bean Bourbon or Pinnacle Vodka. He has led Beam since 2009 and is a member of the Beam Board of Directors.

“Matt’s exceptional leadership skills, along with his deep experience in strategy, brand and international business development will add great value to VF as we continue shaping the global growth of our company,” said Eric Wiseman, VF Corporation’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to working with him as a member of our Board.”

Matthew J. Shattock holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Durham (Durham, United Kingdom). Prior to his tenure at Beam Inc. Shattock held various executive leadership roles at Unilever PLC and Cadbury PLC.