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2 Mar 2007

Givaudan announces closing of Quest International acquisition

The acquisition of Quest International, a division of ICI Plc, by Givaudan was closed today, 2 March 2007, after regulatory approvals were obtained in the U.S. and the European Community.
20 Feb 2007

Full Year Results 2006- Sustained leadership position

In 2006, Givaudan’s total sales increased to CHF 2,909 million, representing a 4.7% rise in Swiss Francs and a 3.5% rise in local currencies. Despite the continued ingredients streamlining in both divisions, the company continued to deliver above market sales growth for the sixth consecutive year.
20 Feb 2007

Givaudan to issue Mandatory Convertible Securities

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20 Feb 2007

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20 Feb 2007

Givaudan successfully executes Mandatory Convertible Security Offering

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20 Feb 2007

Givaudan successfully executes CHF 750 million Mandatory Convertible Security Offering

Givaudan Nederland Finance B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Givaudan S.A. ("Givaudan"), has successfully executed an offering of Mandatory Convertible Securities ("MCS"), for aggregate proceeds of CHF 750 million.
22 Feb 2007

Givaudan to issue approximately CHF 750 million Mandatory Convertible Securities

Givaudan Nederland Finance B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Givaudan SA (“Givaudan”), announces that it intends to launch an offering of Mandatory Convertible Securities (“MCS”), which are expected to generate proceeds of approximately CHF 750 million, subject to the aggregate maximum number of shares underlying the MCS not exceeding 10% of Givaudan’s share capital.
17 Jan 2007

Agreement on butter flavour claims

On 4 August 2006, Givaudan announced an out-of-court settlement with 51 plaintiffs in the US butter flavour litigation. The terms of the settlement are confidential.
7 Dec 2006

Givaudan sells shares repurchased under buy back program

In accordance with the publication on 27 April 2006 prolonging Givaudan’s third Share Buy Back program until 31 May 2007, Givaudan announces that it has sold 133’800 shares repurchased under that program.
25 Nov 2006

Givaudan opens new Flavour centre in Shanghai

Today Givaudan opened its new Flavour centre in Shanghai. The facility is one of the most modern and complete creation, technology and production centres in the flavour industry globally. It is entirely dedicated to the Chinese market and its rising demand for leading flavour creations.
22 Nov 2006

Givaudan to acquire Quest International

Givaudan has signed an agreement with UK-based Imperial Chemical Industries PLC to acquire its fragrance and flavour business, Quest International, for £ 1,200 million or around CHF 2.8 billion.
6 Oct 2006

Nine Months 2006 Sales: Continued sales momentum on top of strong comparables

From January to September 2006, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 2,200.5 million, resulting in a growth of 3.3% in local currencies and 5.5% in Swiss francs. Despite strong comparables in the third quarter and the on-going streamlining of commodity ingredients, Givaudan continued its good sales growth momentum.
24 Aug 2006

Half Year Conference 2006

On 24 August 2006, Gilles Andrier, CEO, Matthias Waehren, CFO and Mauricio Graber, Head Flavours Division, informed analysts and investors about the first half year business and the growth initiative of Givaudan.
4 Aug 2006

Half Year Results 2006: Givaudan continues on its profitable growth path

In the first half of 2006, sales totalled CHF 1,474 million, resulting in a growth of 3.7% in local currencies and 7.8% in Swiss francs. This good growth was achieved despite the on-going streamlining of commodity ingredients in both divisions.
26 Apr 2006

Givaudan starts prolonged share buy back programme

As announced on 22 February 2006, the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA has resolved to extend the share buy back programme 2005/2006 concerning 720,000 registered shares by one year, i.e. until 31 May, 2007.

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