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Barry Callebaut increases financial flexibility: Barry Callebaut successfully places bond

Jul 04, 2007
Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today the successful placement of EUR 350 million 10-year Senior Fixed Rate Notes and the renegotiation of the terms and conditions of its existing EUR 850 million Revolving Credit Facility. The offering of the Fixed Rate Notes created substantial demand and was significantly oversubscribed. The bond issuance and the amended syndicated credit facility will significantly improve the company’s financial flexibility.

A surprising combination of exciting, healthy new tastes: Barry Callebaut launches White Chocolate & Real Fruit

Jul 02, 2007
Barry Callebaut presents a new range of chocolates -“White Chocolate & Real Fruit”. The new range combines two major consumer trends: the search for new and exciting taste experiences and the growing demand for healthy or functional food. “White Chocolate & Real Fruit” is available in ten exciting combinations, allowing food manufacturers to extend the chocolate season with numerous possibilities.

Barry Callebaut takes over Dijon factory, San Sisto production line: Successful closing of transaction with Nestlé

Jul 02, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces today the closing of its transaction with Nestlé. The transaction comprises the takeover from Nestlé of a chocolate factory in Dijon, France and the cocoa liquor and liquid chocolate making facility at Nestlé’s factory in San Sisto, Italy as well as a long-term supply agreement of 43,000 metric tonnes of chocolate products per year to Nestlé in France, Italy and Russia. The transaction increases Barry Callebaut’s production capacity by around 100,000 metric tonnes and allows the company to capture growth opportunities in the fast-growing Mediterranean region.

Barry Callebaut reports sales for first nine months of fiscal year 2006/07: Sustained strong sales

Jun 28, 2007

Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today its key sales figures for the first nine months of fiscal year 2006/07 ended May 31, 2007. In addition, the company intends to launch a EUR 350 million Fixed Rate Note to improve its financial flexibility and average maturity of its debt profile and to benefit from currently favorable capital market conditions.

Barry Callebaut announces increased co-operation with Cadbury Schweppes

Jun 19, 2007
Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cadbury Schweppes plc to double its supply volumes of cocoa liquor and liquid chocolate to around 30,000 metric tonnes a year. Barry Callebaut will supply approximately an additional 14,000 tonnes a year of liquid chocolate and cocoa liquor to Cadbury Schweppes’ production facilities in Poland.