Geneva, 14 February 2008. Givaudan announced today that it has sold its St. Louis (USA) based food ingredient business and manufacturing facility to Performance Chemicals & Ingredients Company (PCI) for an undisclosed amount. The facility produces flavour bases and fruit preparations used by dairy companies in the production of ice cream. The divestiture does not include the vanilla extract and flavour business which will continue to be a part of the Givaudan product portfolio.
The sale of this facility and business is consistent with Givaudan's strategy to focus on high value adding flavours and is part of its ongoing product streamlining. In 2007, the divested business had sales of CHF 40 million.
For further information please contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Investor Relations
5, chemin de la Parfumerie, CH-1214 Vernier
T +41 22 780 90 93, F +41 22 780 90 90