CCR: C&C Group PLC: Statement re Completion of Acquisition UK Regulatory Announcement DUBLIN Completion of Acquisition of Vermont Hard Cider Company Dublin, London & Vermont, USA | 21 December, 2012: C&C Group plc (“C&C” or the “Group”), a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider and beer, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC (“VTHCC”). Stephen Glancey, CEO of C&C Group, said: “We are pleased to complete the acquisition of the Vermont Hard Cider Company. We welcome VTHCC’s management and employees to the C&C Group and are excited about the opportunities presented by VTHCC specifically and a rapidly growing US cider category generally.” - ENDS- 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 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. C&C Group plc | Contacts C&C Group: Alan Daly Head of IR Tel: +353 1 654 6239 Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Media London: Robert Ballantyne/Shanshan Willenbrock Cardew Group Tel: +44 20 7930 0777 Email: email@example.com Contact: C&C Group PLC
CCR: C&C Group PLC: Statement re Completion of Acquisition
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