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8 May 2002

Update on Givaudan share capital

100'000 new Givaudan registered shares listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX).
2 May 2002

Givaudan closes FIS acquisition

The acquisition of Nestlé’s savoury flavour business, Food Ingredients Specialities (FIS), by Givaudan was closed today, 2 May 2002.
26 Apr 2002

Givaudan SA: Annual General Meeting 2002

The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, a world leading company in fragrances and flavours, took place in Geneva on 26 April 2002. It was attended by 235 shareholders, representing 2,009,472 (23.30 %) of a total of 8,625,627 registered shares.
9 Apr 2002

Givaudan on track: A promising start in 2002

Geneva, 10 April 2002. In the first quarter 2002, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 634.9 million resulting in a growth of 1.9% in Swiss francs and 3.2% in local currencies, compared to the same period in 2001.

Safety and Environmental Report 2001

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2001
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6 Mar 2002

Givaudan: Good overall results

Operating cash flow after investments and taxes increases by 41%.
20 Jan 2002

Givaudan's New Chef's Council brings chefs to the Flavour Supplier World

Givaudan has launched the Givaudan Chef’s Council, a diverse team of culinary experts who will serve as an extension of Givaudan’s culinary staff.
18 Jan 2002

Givaudan to acquire FIS, the flavour unit of Nestlé

Givaudan SA, Vernier, has signed an agreement with Nestlé SA, Vevey, to acquire its flavour activities, operating under the umbrella of Food Ingredients Specialities (FIS).
4 Dec 2001

Givaudan’s Vernier site certified ISO 14001

Givaudan’s largest production site and headquarters, Vernier (Geneva, Switzerland), has successfully passed the required audits and has received the ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.
11 Oct 2001

Givaudan’s Nine Months Sales up 5.2% in local currencies

In the first nine months, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1’861.3 million compared to CHF 1’789.2 million in last year’ ;s period, representing a growth of 4.0% in Swiss Francs and 5.2% in local currencies.
27 Sep 2001

Givaudan own shares over 5%

On June 27, 2001, Givaudan SA holding of derivatives on its own stock has exceeded the 5% free threshold set forth in SESTO-FBC, consecutively to a transaction aiming at hedging the shares underlying Givaudan United States Inc 1% guaranteed bond issue, due 2006, exchangeable into Givaudan SA stock.
14 Aug 2001

Half year 2001 results: Givaudan increases net profit by 16%

Geneva, 14 August 2001. Givaudan maintained its momentum in the first half year 2001 while further improving operating and net margins. It recorded sales of CHF 1259 million compared to 1203 million in 2000, resulting in a healthy increase of 5.2% in local currencies and 4.7% in Swiss Francs.
18 Jul 2001

GivaudanAccess successfully launched in North America

The Swiss-based flavour and fragrance leader Givaudan has launched its Internet offering GivaudanAccess™ in North America.
7 Jun 2001

Givaudan's VAS™ technology wins best technological breakthrough of the year

Technology that allows perfumers to create fragrances with a client in real time
18 May 2001

First Givaudan Annual General Meeting 2001

The first Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA took place in Geneva on 18 May 2001.