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Topics: Corporate governance, Board of directors, Stock Pages: 260 (55165 words) Published: March 16, 2013
700 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577-1444
March 23, 2012
Dear Fellow PepsiCo Shareholders:
We are pleased to invite you to attend our 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace, 529 South Front Street, New Bern, North Carolina 28562. New Bern, North Carolina is the “birthplace” of PepsiCo, and we are pleased to be returning to this historic place for our 2012 Annual Meeting. For your convenience, we will offer a live webcast of our Annual Meeting on our website at under “Investors”—“Investor Presentations.” 2011 was an important year for PepsiCo. We delivered solid top- and bottom-line growth and made disciplined investments in the business to generate long-term value. We bolstered our strong leadership team by bringing in external talent with skills that will help position PepsiCo to perform in a new and changing environment. Alberto Weisser, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bunge Limited, a global food, commodity and agribusiness company, joined our Board of Directors in September 2011. We also added two key executives to our senior team: Enderson Guimaraes, who was previously executive vice president and chief executive officer of Electrolux’s appliances business in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, joined us as President of Global Operations, and Maura A. Smith, who was previously general counsel of International Paper Company, joined us as Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

2012 is another critical year for PepsiCo. We are implementing a number of key initiatives to further strengthen our Company and enhance shareholder value. To support our Company’s growth globally, we have also announced important changes to our organizational structure, namely that John C. Compton has assumed the role of President, PepsiCo, and that Brian C. Cornell, who was most recently president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club, a highly successful division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., has rejoined PepsiCo as CEO, PepsiCo Americas Foods. In addition, one of our long-serving directors, Arthur C. Martinez, has reached our Board’s retirement age and therefore will retire from the Board effective as of the Annual Meeting. We thank Arthur for his many years of exemplary service to our Company. At the Annual Meeting, we will ask you to elect our Board of Directors, ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accountants, provide your advisory approval of our executive compensation, re-approve the performance measures in our 2007 Long-Term Incentive Plan, and vote upon three shareholder proposals. We will review the Company’s progress during the past year and discuss any other business matters properly brought before the meeting. The attached Proxy Statement explains our voting procedures, describes the business we will conduct and provides information about the Company that you should consider when you vote your shares. We are pleased to again take advantage of the Securities and Exchange Commission rules that allow issuers to furnish proxy materials to their shareholders on the Internet. We believe these rules allow us to provide you with the information you need while lowering the costs of delivery and reducing the environmental impact of our Annual Meeting. Your vote is very important to us. Whether or not your plan to attend the Annual Meeting in person, we encourage you to vote promptly. You may vote by telephone or over the Internet, or by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card or vote instruction form if you requested to receive printed proxy materials. Thank you for your ongoing support of PepsiCo.


Indra K. Nooyi
Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer

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