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Barry Callebaut: Motions approved by shareholders

Barry Callebaut: Motions approved by shareholders 
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 --  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 
173 shareholders 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
3,683,249 shares 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) 
*** 
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(R) and Cacao Barry(R). 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. 
*** 
The complete news release and CVs can be downloaded from the
following links: 
CV Timothy E. Minges (PDF):
http://hugin.info/100441/R/1694717/557419.pdf 
News Release (PDF): http://hugin.info/100441/R/1694717/557542.pdf 
CV Fernando Aguirre (PDF):
http://hugin.info/100441/R/1694717/557418.pdf 
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Source: Barry Callebaut via Thomson Reuters ONE 
[HUG#1694717] 
Contacts
  for investors and financial analysts:
  Evelyn Nassar
  Head of Investor Relations
  Barry Callebaut AG
  Phone: +41 43 204 04 23
  evelyn_nassar@barry-callebaut.com 
for the media:
Gaby Tschofen
Head of Corporate Communications
Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 60
gaby_tschofen@barry-callebaut.com