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Barry Callebaut AG - Successful fiscal year 2002/03: Strong operational improvements, dividend increase

Nov 11, 2003
Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s leading manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, increased its sales revenue, operating profit (EBIT) and net profit once more, despite geopolitical uncertainties and a weak economic environment in key regions throughout the world.

Closing of Brach's acquisition by Barry Callebaut

Sep 17, 2003
Barry Callebaut AG announced today the closing of its acquisition of U.S.-based Brach's Confections Holding, Inc.

Barry Callebaut further expands its consumer business

Sep 01, 2003
Barry Callebaut announces acquisition of U.S.-based Brach’s Confections Hold-ing, Inc. – Building platform for global consumer business – Moving to two-pillar business model

Barry Callebaut AG publishes nine-month 2002/03 results: Sustained growth in chocolate sales volumes despite a stagnating market

Jul 01, 2003
In the first nine months of fiscal 2002/03 ended May 31, 2003, Barry Callebaut was able to grow its chocolate sales volume organically by 2%. Sales of cocoa products were intentionally reduced. This growth in chocolate was achieved despite generally stagnating or even declining chocolate markets and depressed consumer sentiment, and it confirms the strong positioning of Barry Callebaut as the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate products.

Squeeze-Out at Stollwerck AG temporarily halted

Jun 17, 2003
A lawsuit has been filed against the resolution to squeeze out the minority shareholders in exchange for cash compensation of EUR 295.00 per share which was passed by the annual general meeting of Stollwerck AG shareholders on April 30, 2003. The approved squeeze-out of minority shareholders has thus been temporarily halted.