SOURCE: PERNOD RICARD

November 07, 2007 04:33 ET

PERNOD RICARD: 2006/07 Combined Shareholders' Meeting

PARIS--(Marketwire - November 7, 2007) - Organic growth of operating profit from ordinary activities of around 10% for 2007/08

Paris, 7 November 2007 - The Combined General Meeting of shareholders of Pernod Ricard is being held today, to approve the 2006/07 consolidated and company financial statements at 30 June 2007, and to decide on a dividend distribution for the year. The Meeting will also decide on the draft resolutions, submitted for approval.

On this occasion, within the framework of the presentation of 2006/07 operations and results, Patrick Ricard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will, as previously announced, confirm the Group's guidance on organic growth of operating profit from ordinary activities for the 2007/08 financial year

We remain confident firstly in the quality of the portfolio and in the dynamism of premium brands, and thereafter in the strength of the distribution network, in particular in emerging countries

On these bases, and supported by the good start of the year, notably for the luxury brands, Patrick Ricard will state: "Based on current market conditions and on a like-for-like basis*, our guidance is for around 10% growth in Pernod Ricard operating profit from ordinary activities in the 2007/08 financial year".

* Exchange and Group structure

Below are the major dates on the financial communication agenda for the coming year*:

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|2007/08 2nd quarter sales|Thursday 24 January |
|                         |2008                |
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|2007/08 half-year results|Thursday 28 February|
|                         |2008                |
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|2007/08 3rd quarter sales|Wednesday 30 April  |
|                         |2008                |
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|2007/08 full-year sales  |Thursday 24 July    |
|                         |2008                |
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|2007/08 annual results   |Thursday 18         |
|                         |September 2008      |
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|2008/09 1st quarter sales|Thursday 23 October |
|                         |2008                |
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|2007/08 Combined General |Wednesday 5 November|
|Meeting                  |2008                |
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* Pernod Ricard's financial year starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June of the following year.

The General Meeting is broadcast live online. A recorded version is also available in French and English on our website: www.pernod-ricard.com.

Contacts Pernod Ricard

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|Francisco de LA VEGA /   |Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 |
|Communication VP         |40 96               |
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|Denis FIEVET/            |Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 |
|Communication - Investor |41 71               |
|Relations VP             |                    |
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|Florence TARON / Press   |Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 |
|Relations Manager        |40 88               |
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