28.12.07

28.12.2007: Meldung: VeraSun Energy Names New President

VeraSun Energy Corporation (NYSE: VSE - News), one of the nation"s largest ethanol producers, today announced the appointment of Chief Financial Officer Danny Herron to the additional post of president, effective Jan. 1, 2008. The appointment was unanimously approved by the company"s board of directors. Herron replaces Don Endres, who will remain as the company"s CEO.

"Danny has provided significant leadership in financing the growth of VeraSun, while simultaneously providing fiscal oversight for our day-to-day operations," said Endres. "I am confident that Danny will make even larger contributions as he assumes greater responsibility in this expanded leadership role."

Herron joined VeraSun as senior vice president and CFO in March 2006. Previously he was executive vice president and CFO at Swift & Company, a Greeley, Colo., processor of fresh beef and pork products. Prior to that, Herron was vice president and senior financial officer at Conagra Beef Company and held senior-level positions with Borden Foods Company and Frito-Lay, Inc.

"I am excited about the opportunities ahead for VeraSun and the renewable fuels industry," said Herron. "It has been a pleasure to be part of this talented and energetic team, and I look forward to what we can accomplish together in the future."

About VeraSun Energy Corporation

VeraSun Energy Corporation (NYSE: VSE - News), headquartered in Brookings, SD, is a leading producer of renewable fuel. The company has 560 million gallons per year (MMGY) of production capacity through five operating ethanol production facilities in Aurora, SD, Fort Dodge, IA, Charles City, IA, Linden, IN and Albion, NE. Four facilities are currently either under construction or development in Hartley, IA, Welcome, MN, Reynolds, IN, and Bloomingburg, OH. Upon completion of the new facilities, VeraSun will have an annual production capacity of approximately one billion gallons. The Company also has plans to extract oil from dried distillers grains, a co-product of the ethanol process, for use in biodiesel production.

The Company markets E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline for use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs), directly to fuel retailers under the brand VE85(TM). VeraSun now has approximately 150 VE85(TM) retail locations under contract in over a dozen states and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit VeraSun"s websites at http://www.verasun.com or http://www.VE85.com.

Source: VeraSun Energy Corporation
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