Barry Callebaut: Completion of Dijon Sale to "Chocolaterie de

Barry Callebaut: Completion of Dijon Sale to "Chocolaterie de
Bourgogne" 
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Conclusion of final step in divesting consumer activities 
Zurich/Switzerland, November 30, 2012 - Barry Callebaut AG, the
world's leading
manufacturer of high quality cocoa and chocolate
products, today completed the
sale of its factory and the related
business in Dijon (France) to the newly formed "Chocolaterie de
Bourgogne," as announced on September 21, 2012. With
this, Barry
Callebaut concludes the final step to dispose of all its
consumer
activities and to fully focus on business-to-business,
serving industrial food
manufacturers, artisans and professional
users of chocolate. 
As a result of the divestiture, Barry Callebaut reported a one-time
loss from
discontinued operations of CHF 66.8 million (EUR 55.1
million / USD 72.0 million) in its fiscal year 2011/12. The
operational result of the business until completion of the sale as
well as final price adjustments will be reported
under discontinued
operations for the company's fiscal year 2012/13. Barry Callebaut is
not expecting a significant additional write-off. 
Barry Callebaut (www.barry-callebaut.com/): 
With annual sales of about CHF 4.8 billion (EUR 4.0 billion / USD 5.2
billion)
for 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
is present in 30 countries, operates
around 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((R)) and Cacao Barry((R)). 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
leade
rship 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. 
The complete news release can be downloaded from the following link: 
Press Release (PDF): http://hugin.info/100441/R/1661653/538405.pdf 
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Contacts
for investors and financial analysts:
Evelyn Nassar
Head of Investor Relations
Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 23
evelyn_nassar@barry-callebaut.com 
for the media:
Raphael Wermuth
Head of Media Relations
Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 58
raphael_wermuth@barry-callebaut.com
 
 
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