SOURCE: Barry Callebaut AG

April 17, 2009 12:25 ET

Barry Callebaut appoints David S. Johnson as President and CEO Americas - Massimo Garavaglia to return to Europe as President Western Europe

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - April 17, 2009) -

Zurich, Switzerland / Chicago, Ill., U.S.A., April 17, 2009 - The Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut AG, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has appointed David "Dave" S. Johnson to the position of President and CEO Americas and member of the Senior Management Team, effective May 1, 2009. David Johnson will succeed Massimo Garavaglia, who has successfully held this position since September 2006, after having relocated from Europe for a three-year term. Massimo Garavaglia will return to Europe as of June 1, 2009 to succeed Onno Bleeker as President Western Europe.

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Contact Information

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    for investors and financial analysts:
    Simone Lalive
    Head of IR
    Barry Callebaut AG
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Phone: +41 43 204 04 23
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    for the media:
    Gaby Tschofen
    VP Corp. Communications
    Barry Callebaut AG
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Phone: +41 43 204 04 60
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    for media in the U.S.:
    Kyle Rose
    MM2 Public Relations
    Dallas, Texas
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