SOURCE: Barry Callebaut AG

October 05, 2007 01:01 ET

Barry Callebaut acquires cocoa factory in Philadelphia

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) -

* Barry Callebaut to acquire from Food Processing International Inc. (FPI) a modern cocoa factory offering a capacity of 25,000 metric tons (55 million pounds) for cocoa liquor production per year

* Intention to double the capacity to 50,000 metric tons and to install pressing, grinding and deodorizing equipment to make cocoa butter and cocoa powder

* Base capacity utilization secured by a long-term supply agreement for cocoa products with existing FPI customers

for investors and financial analysts       for the media:
                                           in Europe:
Daniela Altenpohl, Head of IR              Josiane Kremer,
Barry Callebaut AG                         Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 23                    Phone: +41 43 204 04 58      josiane_kremer@barry-

                                           in North America:
                                           BlueCurrent PR
                                           Kyle Rose
                                           Phone: +1 973 763 1699
                                           Annette Rogers
                                           Phone: +1 214 303 6008

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