Barry Callebaut : Barry Callebaut: Motions approved by shareholders

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Barry Callebaut's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

  *Approval of the creation of authorized share capital to partly finance the
    acquisition of the Cocoa Ingredients Division of Petra Foods Ltd.,
    Singapore

  *Election of Fernando Aguirre and Timothy Minges as new Board members

Zurich/Switzerland, April 22, 2013 - 173shareholders attended today's
Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) of Barry Callebaut AG, the
world's leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products. They represented
3,683,249shares or 71.24% of the share capital. The meeting was held under
the chairmanship of Dr. Andreas Jacobs, Chairman of the Board.

Creation of authorized capital approved
As announced on December 12, 2012, Barry Callebaut agreed to acquire the Cocoa
Ingredients Division from Petra Foods Ltd., Singapore. For the purpose of
partly financing this acquisition, Barry Callebaut's Board of Directors called
for an EGM (see press release of March 27, 2013). Today, the shareholders
agreed to the creation of authorized share capital of a maximum nominal amount
of CHF 9,300,000 by issuing a maximum of 500,000 fully paid-up registered
shares with a value of CHF 18.60. The Board of Directors can execute the
respective capital increase until April 22, 2015 either by way of a rights
issue or a private placement through an Accelerated Bookbuilding.

Election of two new members to the Board of Directors
The shareholders also confirmed the election of Fernando Aguirre and Timothy
E. Minges as new members of the Board of Directors of Barry Callebaut for the
current term of office until the next Annual General Meeting on December 11,
2013.

Fernando Aguirre served as the Chairman and CEO of Chiquita Brands
International Inc. from 2004 until 2012. Presently Mr. Aguirre is a consultant
to Chiquita and a Director of Levi Strauss & Co. as well as a Director at
Aetna Inc.
Timothy E. Minges is currently Chairman of PepsiCo Greater China Region and a
member of PepsiCo's Executive Committee. Mr. Minges also serves on the Board
of Tingyi-Asahi Beverage.

(see separate CVs)

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Barry Callebaut (www.barry-callebaut.com/):
With annual sales of about CHF 4.8 billion (EUR 4.0 billion / USD 5.2 billion)
in 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 operates out of 30 countries, runs
more than 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^® and Cacao Barry^®. 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 Cocoa Horizons initiative and research activities, the
company engages with farmers, farmer organizations and other partners to help
ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods.



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 Contacts

for investors and financial analysts: for the media:
Evelyn Nassar                         Gaby Tschofen
Head of Investor Relations            Head of Corporate Communications
Barry Callebaut AG                    Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 23               Phone: +41 43 204 04 60
evelyn_nassar@barry-callebaut.com     gaby_tschofen@barry-callebaut.com



The complete news release and CVs can be downloaded from the following links:

CV Timothy E. Minges (PDF)
News Release (PDF)
CV Fernando Aguirre (PDF)

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