Barry Callebaut: All Motions Approved by Shareholders

Barry Callebaut: All Motions Approved by Shareholders 
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 --  Barry Callebaut /
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Annual General Meeting 2012 of Barry Callebaut AG 
Zurich/Switzerland, December 5, 2012 - The ordinary Annual General
Meeting of
Barry Callebaut AG, the world's leading manufacturer of
cocoa and chocolate products, was held on Wednesday, December 5,
2012, in Zurich-Oerlikon under the
chairmanship of Andreas Jacobs,
Chairman of the Board. All motions proposed by
the Board were
adopted. 1,245 shareholders attended the meeting,
representing
4,188,865 shares or 81.02% of the share capital. 
The shareholders confirmed the re-election of Andreas Jacobs, Andreas
Schmid,
James L. Donald, Markus Fiechter, Jakob Baer and Ajai Puri
for another term of
office of one year. In addition, the shareholders
elected Mr. Nicolas Jacobs,
currently Senior Director for Global M&A
and Development at Burger King Corporation, as a new member of the
Board of Directors (see separate CV). Stefan Pfander steps down from
the Board after serving for 7 years. The Board of Directors chaired
by Andreas Jacobs expressed its gratitude to Mr. Pfander for
his
valuable contributions to the company's development. 
Furthermore, the shareholders approved the proposed payout of CHF
15.50 per share. The payout partly consists of a dividend payment
from reserves from capital contributions and partly of a capital
reduction through par value repayment. The payout to shareholders
will be executed as of March 4, 2013 ("ex-date": February 27, 2013;
"record date": March 1, 2013). The redistribution of
these funds to
shareholders will not be subject to withholding tax and --
for
individuals residing in Switzerland and holding the shares as
private property -- income tax. 
KPMG AG, Zurich, was re-elected as auditors of the company for fiscal
year 2012/13. 
Fiscal year 2011/12 closed on August 31, 2012. 
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
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. 
The complete news release can be downloaded from the following link: 
CV Nicolas Jacobs: http://hugin.info/100441/R/1662365/538780.pdf 
Press Release: http://hugin.info/100441/R/1662365/539169.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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