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DANONE : DANONE : Danone finalizes increase in its interest in Centrale Laitière (Morocco) to 67.0%

   DANONE : DANONE : Danone finalizes increase in its interest in Centrale
                         Laitière (Morocco) to 67.0%

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                 Danone finalizes increase in its interest in
                     Centrale Laitière (Morocco) to 67.0%

                                                      Paris, February 22, 2013

Following its  announcement  on June  27,  2012, Danone  today  finalized  its 
acquisition of exclusive  control (67.0%)  of Centrale  Laitière by  acquiring 
part of SNI's shareholding for a total €543 million^[1]. Since 2001, the Group
had held 29.2% of this company's capital.

This transaction represents a key step in Danone's development in Morocco  and 
confirms the strategic appeal of markets in North Africa for the Group.

Having raised its shareholding in  Centrale Laitière above the 40%  threshold, 
Danone is required to file a  mandatory takeover bid for the company's  shares 
within the next few days.

^[1] or 6,050 million dirhams,  equal to €543 million  at an exchange rate  of 
11.15 dirhams/1 euro.

About Danone
Danone is one of the fastest-growing food companies in the world. Its  mission 
is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.
The Group,  whose products  are sold  on five  continents, has  more than  180 
production plants  and around  100,000 employees.  In 2012,  Danone  generated 
sales of more  than €20  billion, of  which more  than half  were in  emerging 
markets.  The  Group  holds  top  positions  in  healthy  food  through   four 
businesses: Fresh Dairy  Products, Baby Nutrition,  Bottled Water and  Medical 
Nutrition. Listed on Euronext  Paris, Danone is a  component stock of  leading 
social responsibility indexes  including the Dow  Jones Sustainability  Index, 
ASPI Eurozone and the Ethibel Sustainability Index.





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