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4 Apr 2008

First Quarter 2008 Sales: Sales growth on track with target

In the first quarter of 2008, Givaudan achieved sales of CHF 1,052.8 million, an increase of +27.2% in local currencies and +18.3% in Swiss francs.
26 Mar 2008

Annual General Meeting 2008

The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, the world leader in flavours and fragrances, took place in Geneva on 26 March 2008. It was attended by 150 shareholders, representing 2,659,001 or 36,57% of the total 7,270,340 registered shares.
14 Mar 2008

Election to the Board of Directors

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting on 26 March 2008, Dr Andres F. Leuenberger, Vice-Chairman, will retire from the Board.
19 Feb 2008

Full Year 2007 Results- Givaudan delivers good operating performance- integration ahead of plan

In 2007, Givaudan's total sales increased to CHF 4,132 million from CHF 2,909 million in the previous year.
14 Feb 2008

Divestiture of St. Louis (USA) based food ingredient business and facility

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.
3 Dec 2007

Givaudan appoints new Head of Human Resources

Joe Fabbri will become the Group’s Head of Human Resources and a member of Givaudan’s Executive Committee, effective on January 1, 2008. He will replace Bruce Bachmeier, who steps down due to personal reasons but who will remain with the company to ensure a smooth transition.
8 Oct 2007

Nine Months 2007 Sales: Sustained momentum

In the first nine months of 2007, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 3,105 million, an increase of 40.6% in local currencies and 41.1% in Swiss francs. This reflects the inclusion of Quest sales as of March 2007 and the good organic growth of the combined business.
5 Oct 2007

Increase of givaudan sa 200 million chf domestic bond

Geneva, Switzerland – October 5, 2007 – On 13 September 2007 Givaudan SA announced the issue of a 3.375% CHF domestic bond of 200 million CHF. Based on this successful issue, the amount of the bonds will be increased by another 75 million which will be fungible with the base tranche immediately
13 Sep 2007

Givaudan announces issue of 3.375% Domestic Bond of 200 million CHF

Givaudan SA announces today the issue of a CHF 200 million straight bond in the Swiss franc domestic market. The bond carries a 3.375 % coupon and has a maturity of 4 years.
3 Aug 2007

Half Year Results 2007: Givaudan with solid growth and integration on track

During the first six months of 2007, sales increased to CHF 2,005 million from CHF 1,474 million in the previous year. This resulted in a growth of 36.3% in local currencies and 36% in Swiss francs. These sales include the acquisition of Quest as of 2 March 2007 and also reflect a good momentum of the combined business.
4 Apr 2007

First Quarter 2007 Sales: Strong start into transition year

In the first quarter 2007, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 890 million, an increase in local currencies of 19.8% over last year. This reflects the good organic growth of Givaudan and the inclusion of Quest sales as of March 2007.
2 Apr 2007

Givaudan to open new Consumer Products Creative Centre in 2008

Today Givaudan announced plans for a new North American Consumer Products Creative Centre to be located in East Hanover, New Jersey. The facility will be the most modern and technologically advanced commercial and perfume creation centre in the industry.
30 Mar 2007

Annual General Meeting 2007

The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, the world leader in flavours and fragrances, took place in Geneva on 30 March 2007. It was attended by 178 shareholders, representing 2,393,190 (32.92%) of a total of 7,232,160 registered shares.
28 Mar 2007

Major step forward for Givaudan's health and wellness initiative: Exclusive partnership for Taste Technology development with Redpoint Bio Corp.

Givaudan announces today that it has entered into a research collaboration and licensing agreement with Redpoint Bio Corporation (formerly known as Linguagen).
28 Mar 2007

Givaudan joint venture with ChemCom for olfactory receptor research

Givaudan has entered into a joint venture agreement with ChemCom SA, a leader in the field of olfactory receptor technology. The new company, named TecnoScent, will build on ChemCom’s proprietary receptor technology and focus on the discovery and development of innovative fragrance ingredients.