Barry Callebaut
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June 17, 2013 01:14 ET

Barry Callebaut: Previous Q3 restated figures due to consumer divestment

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - Barry Callebaut AG, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, will announce on July 4, 2013 its nine-month key sales figures of fiscal year 2012/13, ended May 31, 2013.

As announced in November 2012, Barry Callebaut completed the sale of its factory and the related business in Dijon (France) to "Chocolaterie de Bourgogne" concluding with this the final step to dispose of all its consumer activities. For comparison reasons, the Group's previous nine-month sales figures for the fiscal year 2011/12 were restated as presented in the table below, whereas the restatements mainly reflect the impact of the divestment of Dijon. The same format will be used for the presentation of the Q3 key sales figures for the fiscal year 2012/13.

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

With annual sales of about CHF 4.8 billion (EUR 4.0 billion / USD 5.2 billion) in fiscal year 2011/12, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate - from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. Barry Callebaut operates out of 30 countries, runs more than 45 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 Cocoa Horizons initiative and research activities, the company engages with farmers, farmer organizations and other partners to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods.

Group key figures for the first 9 months of fiscal year 2012/13 - from continuing operations

Restated figures Q3 2012/13 due to consumer divestiture

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                                  Change in %

                            in local  in reporting 9 months up  9 months up
                          currencies      currency      to May       to May
                                                      31, 2013     31, 2012
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 Group
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 Sales volume      Tonnes                                         1,028,237
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 Sales revenue      CHF m                                           3,557.3
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 By Region
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 Europe
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 Sales volume      Tonnes                                           524,345
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 Sales revenue      CHF m                                           1,664.2
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 Americas
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 Sales volume      Tonnes                                           263,515
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 Sales revenue      CHF m                                             809.0
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 Asia-Pacific
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 Sales volume      Tonnes                                            42,514
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 Sales revenue      CHF m                                             173.0
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 Global Sourcing &
 Cocoa
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 Sales volume      Tonnes                                           197,863
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 Sales revenue      CHF m                                             911.1
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 By Product Group
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 Sales Volume      Tonnes                                         1,028,237
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 Cocoa Products    Tonnes                                           197,863
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 Food                                                               717,309
 Manufacturers
 Products          Tonnes
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 Gourmet &                                                          113,065
 Specialties
 Products          Tonnes
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 Sales Revenue      CHF m                                           3,557.3
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 Cocoa Products     CHF m                                             911.1
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 Food                                                               2,081.8
 Manufacturers
 Products           CHF m
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 Gourmet &                                                            564.4
 Specialties
 Products           CHF m
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The complete News Release can be downloaded from the following link:

News Release (PDF):

http://hugin.info/100441/R/1709640/566657.pdf

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Source: Barry Callebaut via Thomson Reuters ONE

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Contact Information

  • Contact

    for investors and financial analysts:
    Evelyn Nassar
    Head of Investor Relations
    Barry Callebaut AG
    Phone: +41 43 204 04 23
    Email Contact

    for the media:
    Raphael Wermuth
    Head of Media Relations
    Barry Callebaut AG
    Phone: +41 43 204 04 58
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