SOURCE: Barry Callebaut AG

April 16, 2008 01:45 ET

Barry Callebaut and Biolands to replicate tested smallholder cocoa program

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) -


Committed to a sustainable, responsible cocoa industry: Barry Callebaut and Biolands to replicate tested smallholder cocoa program

  * Barry Callebaut to enter into strategic partnership with Biolands
    of Tanzania
  * Biolands is one of world's largest organic smallholder cocoa
    programs - IMO organic and ISO 9001 certified
  * Biolands to replicate its successful bottom-up cooperation with
    farmers in other cocoa producing countries around the world

Zurich, Switzerland / Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 16, 2008 - Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has acquired a 49% stake in Biolands, Africa's largest exporter of certified organic cocoa based in Tanzania, after purchasing 100% of Biolands' top-grade cocoa for the past eight years.

Contacts
for investors and financial analysts: for the media:

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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http://hugin.info/100441/R/1209664/250043.pdf



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