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Danone produces and distributes food and beverage products. The company’s Fresh Dairy Products division provides yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and specialized dairy products under the Activia, Danonino, Fruchtswerge, Danoninho, Petit Gervais, Danimals, Serenito, Milkuat, Tëma, Actimel, Danacol, Densia, Oikos, Danio, Danette, Fantasia, Danissimo, YoCrunch, Vitalinea, Taillefine, and Ser brands. Its Waters division offers packaged natural, flavored, and vitamin-enriched water under Evian, Volvic, Bonafont, Mizone, Aqua, Fontvella, Lanjarón, Villavicencio, Villa del Sur, and Zywiec Zdroj brands. The company’s Early Life Nutrition division produces and distributes specialized food for babies and young children to complement breast-feeding, as well as solid foods for babies under Aptamil, Nutrilon, Almiron, Gallia, Bebelac, Cow&Gate, Blédina, and Malyutka brands. Its Medical Nutrition division provides specialized food for people receiving medical treatment, babies afflicted with certain illnesses, and frail elderly people. Its products include liquid oral nutritional supplements; hypoallergenic products; oral and feeding tube food products for the dietary treatment of infants and children who are incapable of feeding themselves or suffer from illness related malnutrition; and nutritional products for special medical needs. This division markets its products primarily under the Nutricia brand. The company serves individual consumers, retail chains, and traditional market outlets, as well as specialized distribution channels of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. It has operations in Russia, France, the United States, China, Indonesia, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. Danone has a strategic agreement with Starbucks to create and develop a line of Dannon-branded fresh dairy products. The company was formerly known as Groupe Danone and changed its name to Danone in April 2009. Danone was founded in 1899 and is based in Paris, France.

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danone (BN) Top Compensated Officers

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Total Annual Compensation: €1.4M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

danone (BN) Key Developments

Danone Proposes Dividend for 2014

Danone SA board of directors will propose to the annual shareholders' meeting distribution of a dividend of EUR 1.50 per share, up 3.5% on the last-year dividend.

Danone Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Danone reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. For the quarter, the company’s consolidated sales rose by 5.6% as reported to total EUR 5,261 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Excluding the impact of changes in the basis for comparison, which include exchange rates and scope of consolidation, sales were up 7.5%. This organic growth reflects steady sales volumes 0.3% and a 7.8% increase in value. For the year, the company’s consolidated sales were EUR 21,144 million compared to EUR 21,298 million a year ago. Trading operating income was EUR 2,662 million compared to EUR 2,809 million a year ago. Trading operating margin was 12.59% compared to 13.19% a year ago. Underlying net income - group share was EUR 1,561 million or EUR 2.62 per diluted share compared to EUR 1,636 million or EUR 2.78 per diluted share a year ago. Operating income was EUR 2,151 million compared to EUR 2,128 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the group was EUR 1,119 million compared to EUR 1,422 million a year ago. Free cash flow stood at EUR 1,277 million in 2014, including EUR 123 million in outlays linked to the company`s cost reduction and adaptation plan in Europe. Capital expenditure for 2014 came to EUR 984 million, or 4.7% of sales. Net debt stood at EUR 7,764 million at December 31, 2014, including EUR 2,558 million in put options granted to minority shareholders. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 2,189 million compared to EUR 2,356 million a year ago. After delivering profitable growth in the second half of 2014, the company will seek to make this equation sustainable, generating organic growth in sales and in operating margin in 2015, while making the investments necessary to ensure this performance is lasting. As a result, 2015 targets include: organic growth in sales of between 4% and 5%, slight growth in trading operating margin. Lastly, the company will continue to work towards lasting gains in free cash flow without setting a short term target.

Danone Begins Producing Thermostatic Yogurt in Samara after Investing RUB 1.5 Billion

Danone in Russia has started up a thermostatic yogurt production line at its Samaralakto plant in Samara. Investment in equipment for the line and plant modernization work totaled RUB 1.5 billion.


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