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Hospira Names Daphne E. Jones Chief Information Officer

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, announced today that Daphne E. Jones has been named senior vice president and chief information officer, effective Nov. 9. In this capacity, she will have overall responsibility for Hospira's information technology (IT) and systems and serve as a member of Hospira's senior leadership team. Jones will establish and execute global IT strategies, drive the transition to a global SAP environment across the company and consolidate disparate technology platforms onto common infrastructure. She will report directly to Chris Begley, chairman and chief executive officer.

"Daphne is a proven leader whose deep knowledge of the healthcare industry, strong technical expertise and passion for connecting our company through IT solutions will help drive the global transition to SAP as well as improve our technology capability and support throughout Hospira," said Begley. "Daphne's appointment reinforces Hospira's commitment to establishing IT as a strategic underpinning of our success, and we are excited to have her drive this integral part of our business."

Most recently, Jones, 52, served as the worldwide vice president of information technology and chief information officer for Johnson & Johnson's Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc., where she steered implementation of regional SAP solutions in Japan, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the United States. In this position, Jones also developed and executed global IT strategies across multiple business units, and drove Johnson & Johnson's recent sector-wide IT transformation.

Previously, Jones served in other IT roles at Johnson & Johnson, leading organizations in designing and developing IT solutions that helped increase revenue, improve profitability and reduce costs. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Jones was director of IT at Public Service Electric & Gas in Newark, N.J. She began her career at IBM, where she held a variety of systems engineering leadership positions.

Jones earned both her bachelor's degree in marketing and her master's of business management from Illinois State University.

About Hospira

Hospira, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company dedicated to Advancing Wellness(TM). As the world leader in specialty generic injectable pharmaceuticals, Hospira offers one of the broadest portfolios of generic acute-care and oncology injectables, as well as integrated infusion therapy and medication management solutions. Through its products, Hospira helps improve the safety, cost and productivity of patient care. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., and has approximately 14,000 employees. Learn more at

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