Pernod Ricard: Exclusive negotiations regarding the acquisition of Le Maine au Bois SAS

  Pernod Ricard: Exclusive negotiations regarding the acquisition of Le Maine
  au Bois SAS

Business Wire

PARIS -- February 4, 2013


Press release - Paris, 4 February 2013

Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI) announces that its subsidiary Martell & Co is
conducting exclusive negotiations with Mr. Lassalle regarding the acquisition
of Le Maine au Bois SAS, which is involved in distillation, storage and trade
of eaux-de-vie, in the Cognac AOC.

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated
sales of € 8,215 million in 2011/12. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard
and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both
organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin
& Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand
portfolios in the sector: ABSOLUT Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas
Regal, Royal Salute 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 Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate
(formerly Montana), Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a
workforce of nearly 18 800 people and operates through a decentralised
organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 75 “Market Companies” established
in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable
development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s
strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion:
entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code:
FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.


Contacts Pernod Ricard
Jean TOUBOUL / Financial Communication – Investor Relations VP, +33 (0)1 41 00
41 71
Stéphanie SCHROEDER / External Communications Deputy Director, +33 (0)1 41 00
42 74
Alison DONOHOE / Investor Relations, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 14
Florence TARON / Press Relations Manager, +33 (0)1 41 00 40 88
Carina ALFONSO MARTIN / Press Relations Manager, +33 (0)1 41 00 43 42
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