Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) today announced a new, expanded management structure to facilitate the company's rapid growth. C. Larry Pope was named president and chief operating officer, effective October 29, 2001. Joseph W. Luter, III, chairman and chief executive officer, is relinquishing the title of president, which he previously held. Richard J.M. Poulson and Joseph W. Luter, IV, were named executive vice presidents.