PepsiCo, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   September 6, 2012

PepsiCo, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

North Carolina 1-1183 13-1584302
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
700 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York   10577
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   914-253-2000

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 6, 2012, John Compton, President of PepsiCo, Inc. ("PepsiCo" or the "Company"), notified PepsiCo of his decision to resign from the Company, effective later this year.

Effective September 11, 2012, Zein Abdalla, 54, was appointed to the role of President, PepsiCo, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Indra K. Nooyi. Mr. Abdalla will oversee PepsiCo’s global category groups (Global Beverages, Global Snacks and Global Nutrition), Global Operations (IT, Global Procurement, Supply Chain and Productivity), Global Marketing Services and Corporate Strategy. Mr. Abdalla was Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Europe from November 2009 until his appointment to the role of President. Mr. Abdalla joined PepsiCo in 1995 and has held a variety of senior positions. He has served as General Manager of PepsiCo's European Beverage Business, General Manager Tropicana Europe and Franchise Vice President for Pakistan and the Gulf region. From 2005 to 2008 he led PepsiCo's continental Europe operations. In September 2008 he went on to lead the complete portfolio of PepsiCo businesses in Europe and in 2011 assumed additional responsibility for PepsiCo’s businesses in South Africa. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Abdalla worked for Mars Incorporated in engineering and manufacturing roles, as well as in sales, marketing, human resources and general management.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

Effective September 11, 2012, Enderson Guimaraes was appointed Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Europe, succeeding Mr. Abdalla. Mr. Guimaraes had previously served as President of PepsiCo’s Global Nutrition Group.

The information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished and shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, except as otherwise expressly stated in such filing.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    PepsiCo, Inc.
September 11, 2012   By:   Cynthia A. Nastanski
        Name: Cynthia A. Nastanski
        Title: Senior Vice President, Corporate Law and Office of the Corporate Secretary