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June 20, 2012 01:25 ET

Barry Callebaut: Previous Q3 restated figures due to consumer divestiture

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2012) -

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Barry Callebaut: Previous Q3 restated figures due to consumer divestiture

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Barry Callebaut AG, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, will announce on July 5, 2012 its 9-month key sales figures of fiscal year 2011/12, ended May 31, 2012.

As announced in July 2011, Barry Callebaut has sold its European Consumer Products business (Stollwerck) to the Belgian Baronie Group. Accordingly, the company presents last year's interim figures from continuing operations, which are unaudited.

For comparison reasons, the Group's previous interim figures for the third quarter of 2010/11 are presented in the table below. The same format will be used for the presentation of the 9-month key sales figures of fiscal year 2011/12.

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Barry Callebaut (http://www.barry-callebaut.com/):

With annual sales of about CHF 4.6 billion (EUR 3.6 billion/USD 5.0 billion) for fiscal year 2010/11, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate - from the cocoa bean to the finished chocolate product. Barry Callebaut is present in 27 countries, operates around 40 production facilities and employs a diverse and dedicated workforce of about 6,000 people. Barry Callebaut serves the entire food industry focusing on industrial food manufacturers, artisans and professional users of chocolate (such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs or bakers), the latter with its two global brands Callebaut® and Cacao Barry®. Barry Callebaut is the global leader in cocoa and chocolate innovations and provides a comprehensive range of services in the fields of product development, processing, training and marketing. Cost leadership is another important reason why global as well as local food manufacturers work together with Barry Callebaut. Through its broad range of sustainability initiatives and research activities, the company works with farmers, farmer organizations and other partners to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods.

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Financial calendar for fiscal year 2011/12 (September 1, 2011 to August
31, 2012):
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9-month key sales figures 2011/12 (news release)     |July 5, 2012
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Full-year results 2011/12 (news release & conference)|November 7, 2012,
                                                     |  Zurich
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Annual General Meeting 2011/12                       |December 5, 2012,
                                                     |  Zurich
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Group key sales figures for the first 9 months of fiscal year 2010/11
Restated figures due to consumer divestiture

------------------+--------------------------------------------------------
                  |           Change in %
                  |  ---------------+------------- 9 months up  9 months up
                  |         in local| in reporting       to May      to May
                  |       currencies|     currency     31, 2012    31, 2011
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Group             |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales volume      |Tonnes           |                               972'802
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales revenue     | CHF m           |                               3'513.3
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
                  |                 |
                  |                 |
By Region         |                 |
                  |                 |
Europe            |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales volume      |Tonnes           |                               512'498
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales revenue     | CHF m           |                               1'755.3
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
                  |                 |
                  |                 |
Americas          |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales volume      |Tonnes           |                               230'015
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales revenue     | CHF m           |                                 740.6
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
                  |                 |
                  |                 |
Asia-Pacific      |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales volume      |Tonnes           |                                38'826
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales revenue     | CHF m           |                                 169.9
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
                  |                 |
                  |                 |
Global Sourcing & |                 |
Cocoa             |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales volume      |Tonnes           |                               191'463
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales revenue     | CHF m           |                                 847.5
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
                  |                 |
                  |                 |
By Product Group  |                 |
                  |                 |
Sales volume      |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Cocoa Products    |Tonnes           |                               191'463
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Food Manufacturers|                 |
Products          |Tonnes           |                               672'552
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Gourmet &         |                 |
Specialties       |Tonnes           |                               108'787
Products          |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Sales revenue     |                 |
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Cocoa Products    | CHF m           |                                 847.5
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Food Manufacturers|                 |
Products          | CHF m           |                               2'105.5
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------
Gourmet &         |                 |
Specialties       | CHF m           |
Products          |                 |                                 560.3
------------------+-----------------+--------------------------------------

The complete news release can be downloaded from the following link:

Press Release: http://hugin.info/100441/R/1620658/517797.pdf

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Contact Information

  • Contacts for investors and financial analysts:
    Evelyn Nassar
    Head of Investor Relations
    Barry Callebaut AG
    Phone: 43 204 04 23
    Email Contact

    for the media:
    Raphael Wermuth
    External Communications Manager
    Barry Callebaut AG
    Phone: 43 204 04 58
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