June 11, 2008 05:04 ET

PERNOD RICARD : Financial calendar 2008/ 2009.

PARIS--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Press release

Please find below Pernod Ricard's key financial calendar dates*:

2007/08 Full-Year Sale : Thursday 24 July 2008

2007/08 Annual Results : Thursday 18 September 2008

2008/09 1st Quarter Sales : Thursday 23 October 2008

2007/08 Combined General Meeting : Wednesday 5 November 2008

2008/09 Half-Year Sales and Results : Friday 13 February 2009

2008/09 3rd Quarter Sales : Thursday 30 April 2009

2008/09 Full-Year Sales : Thursday 23 July 2009

* The fiscal years will begin on 1 July and end on 30 June of the following year.

About Pernod Ricard

Created by the merger between Pernod and Ricard (1975), the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions. The purchase of part of Seagram (2001) and the acquisition of Allied Domecq (2005) have made Pernod Ricard the second largest player in the wine and spirits with industry sales of EUR 6.4 billion in 2006/07; it is also the leader in the "ultra premium" spirits market.

Pernod Ricard benefits from a portfolio comprising some of the most prestigious brands in the sector: Ricard aniseed, Ballantine's, Chivas Regal and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well as Jacob's Creek and Montana wines. On 31 March 2008, Pernod Ricard announced the acquisition of Vin & Sprit and its vodka brand Absolut.

The Group favours a decentralised organisation, with "Brand Owners" and "Distribution" companies established in each key market, and employs a workforce of around 18,000 in 70 countries.

In addition, Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a policy of Corporate Social Responsibility and encourages responsible consumption in order to prevent alcohol misuse and abuse.

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Contacts Pernod Ricard

Francisco de la VEGA / Communication VP Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 40 96

Denis FIEVET / Communication - Investor Relations VP Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 41 71

Florence TARON / Press Relations Manager Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 40 88

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