CCR: C&C Group PLC: Further re Acquisition of Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC

  CCR: C&C Group PLC: Further re Acquisition of Vermont Hard Cider Company,
  LLC

UK Regulatory Announcement

DUBLIN

C&C Group plc (“C&C” or the “Group”), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor
of branded cider and beer, announces that it has received notification of
early termination of the waiting period under the US Hart-Scott-Rodino
Antitrust Improvements Act in relation to its proposed acquisition of the
Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC. Subject to satisfaction of the other
customary completion conditions, it is now able to proceed to completion of
the acquisition.

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About C&C Group plc

C&C Group plc is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider and
beer. The Group manufactures Bulmers, the leading Irish cider brand, Magners,
the premium international cider brand, the Gaymer Cider Company range of
branded and private label ciders and the Tennent's beer brand. C&C Group also
owns Hornsby’s, a leading craft cider brand in the United States. The Group
also distributes a number of beer brands in the Scottish, Irish and Northern
Irish markets, primarily for Anheuser-Busch InBev.

About the Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC

The Vermont Hard Cider Company (“VTHCC“) is a premium, craft cider company
based in Vermont, USA. In 1991, the VTHCC team began selling hard cider in the
United States from a small craft production facility in Vermont. Since then,
its main brand Woodchuck has grown into the top selling hard cider brand in
the US. That growth reflects the pioneering spirit of the VTHCC team, their
product innovation and their commitment to their consumer base.

Note regarding forward-looking statements

This announcement includes forward-looking statements, including statements
concerning current expectations about future financial performance and
economic and market conditions which C&C believe are reasonable. However,
these statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but are subject to risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those anticipated.

C&C Group plc | Contacts

C&C Group:             Alan Daly
                        Head of IR
                        Tel: +353 1 654 6239
                        Email: alan.daly@candcgroup.ie

Investors & Analysts:   Mark Kenny/Jonathan Neilan
                        FTI Consulting
                        Tel: +353 1 663 3686
                        Email: CandCGroup.SC@fticonsulting.com

Media Dublin:           Paddy Hughes
                        Drury
                        Tel: +353 1 260 5000
                        Email: paddy.hughes@drury.ie

Media London:           Robert Ballantyne/Shanshan Willenbrock
                        Cardew Group
                        Tel: +44 20 7930 0777
                        Email: robert.ballantyne@cardewgroup.com

Contact:

C&C Group PLC
 
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