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Robert Black Joins Kimberly-Clark

May 17, 2006

Robert Black has joined Kimberly-Clark as chief strategy officer, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Thomas Falk. In this newly created position, Mr. Black will be responsible for leading the development, execution and monitoring of the company’s strategy and for helping to accelerate Kimberly-Clark’s previously announced initiatives to enhance global competitiveness.    
Mr. Black was previously chief operating officer of Sammons Enterprises, Inc., a multi-faceted conglomerate and one of the world’s largest privately held companies,  with more than $27 billion in assets.

“We have made good progress thus far in implementing our global growth strategies and are now positioned to create further competitive advantages,” Mr. Falk said. “Bob, with his broad experience, energy and expertise in change management, will bring a valuable perspective to our senior management team as we continue to position Kimberly-Clark as a global health and hygiene leader. I am delighted to add an individual of his caliber to K-C at this exciting time in our history, and I am confident that he will contribute to our efforts to deliver sustainable top- and bottom-line growth and to improve returns to shareholders.”

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