Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> April 14, 2003

Outlook For Packaged Food Companies: William Leach – Banc Of America Securities

William Leach is a Managing Director, Equity Research at Banc of America Securities and an analyst of the food industry. He was previously associated with L.M. Rosenthal & Co. from 1973 to 1975; Loeb, Rhoades & Co. from 1975 to 1979; and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1979 to 2000. He became a Certified Financial Analyst in 1979 and was President of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York from 1994 to 1995. He has been ranked by Institutional Investor 16 times in food and three times in beverages. He received his BA from New York University in 1973. Profile
TWST: Can we start with a quick overview of your coverage?

Mr. Leach: It's mainly packaged food companies, a few commodity

companies like Archer Daniels (ADM). I currently follow