Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) yesterday announced that Richard E. Bailey, President and Chief Operating Officer, would resign effective April 30, 2001. In light of the previously announced merger of Dean Foods and Suiza Foods, Mr. Bailey has decided to pursue other options for future career opportunities. Howard M. Dean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will assume Mr. Bailey's responsibilities. "I would like to thank Dick for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Mr. Dean.