173 shareholders attended today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) of Barry Callebaut AG. 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.
Barry Callebaut’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders: Motions approved by shareholders
Barry Callebaut – Half-year results, fiscal year 2012/13: Strong volume growth, product margins improved, continued investment in future growth
In the first six months of fiscal year 2012/13 Barry Callebaut strongly increased its sales volume by 7.8% to 745,256 tonnes, significantly outpacing the global chocolate confectionery market1. Top-line growth was broadly based, driven by long-term outsourcing agreements and strategic partnerships, Gourmet and emerging markets. All Product Groups and Regions contributed to this growth.
Barry Callebaut leads cocoa farmer training program in joint initiative with the Rainforest Alliance to help protect Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire
Barry Callebaut is participating in a joint sustainability initiative with the Rainforest Alliance, other experts in development and environmental and wildlife protection, and the national office of parks and reserves to protect the Taï National Park in southwest Côte d’Ivoire.
Judges Announced for L'Art du Chocolatier Challenge
Cacao Barry®, the premium French chocolate brand, has announced an all-star lineup of judges to help determine the Chocolatier of the Year 2013 in the 3rd annual L’Art du Chocolatier™ Challenge. Five of the world’s best pastry chefs have been selected to award the coveted title.
Standard & Poor’s rating action one notch down for Barry Callebaut to BB+
Barry Callebaut announced today that Standard & Poor’s Rating Services (S&P) assigned a 'BB+' corporate rating to Barry Callebaut AG, down from BBB-. The rating outlook is negative. At the same time, the rating on the senior unsecured notes is 'BB+' in line with the corporate credit rating.