SOURCE: Barry Callebaut AG

November 06, 2007 01:00 ET

Barry Callebaut reports results for fiscal year 2006/07

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) -


Continued strong sales and profit growth

* Sales volumes rise 8.5% to 1,059,200 tonnes

* Sales revenue[1] increases 10.6% to CHF 4,106.8 million

* Operating profit (EBIT) up 9.8% to CHF 324.0 million

* Net profit from continuing operations up 9.1% to CHF 207.0 million

* Sale of Brach's has been signed; Brach's therefore classified as discontinued business

* Increased 4-year financial targets: annual top-line growth of 9-11%, EBIT growth of 11-14% and net profit growth of 13-16%

* Board of Directors proposes a payout of CHF 11.50 per share, up from CHF 10.50

[1] Sales revenue consists of the net sales turnover of processed goods and related services and excludes the trading of raw materials (e.g. beans). For comparison reasons, prior-year figures have been restated accordingly

Contacts
for investors and financial             for the media:
analysts:

Daniela Altenpohl, Head of IR           Gaby Tschofen, VP Corp.
                                        Communications
Barry Callebaut AG                      Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 23                 Phone: +41 43 204 04 60
daniela_altenpohl@barry-callebaut.com   gaby_tschofen@barry-callebaut.com

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