Barry Callebaut Announces Increased Cooperation With Cadbury Schweppes



    ZURICH, Switzerland, June 19 /CNW/ -

    
    -   Barry Callebaut, Cadbury Schweppes Expand Outsourcing Cooperation
    -   Barry Callebaut AG Announces That it has Signed a Memorandum of
        Understanding With Cadbury Schweppes for Supply to its Production
        Sites in Poland, Thereby Doubling its Annual Deliveries to Around
        30,000 Metric Tonnes
    -   Barry Callebaut Confirmed as the Outsourcing Partner of Choice in the
        Chocolate Industry
    

    Barry Callebaut, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa
and chocolate products, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with Cadbury Schweppes plc to double its supply volumes of cocoa liquor
and liquid chocolate to around 30,000 metric tonnes a year. Barry Callebaut
will supply approximately an additional 14,000 tonnes a year of liquid
chocolate and cocoa liquor to Cadbury Schweppes' production facilities in
Poland.
    Barry Callebaut anticipates deliveries of the additional volumes to start
towards the end of its fiscal year 2007/08.
    Patrick De Maeseneire, CEO of Barry Callebaut says: "The MoU with Cadbury
Schweppes is another milestone in our strategy to take advantage of the
ongoing outsourcing trend. This is again an excellent example of how Barry
Callebaut has established itself as the outsourcing partner of choice in the
chocolate industry."
    Barry Callebaut and Cadbury Schweppes also intend to increase their
cooperation in areas such as cocoa bean sourcing in origin countries, quality
and innovation, and corporate social responsibility.
    The two parties have decided not to disclose any financials of the
transaction.

    Barry Callebaut (www.barry-callebaut.com):

    With annual sales of more than CHF 4 billion (EUR 2.7 billion) for fiscal
year 2005/06, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut is the world's leading manufacturer
of high-quality cocoa, chocolate and confectionery products - from the cocoa
bean to the finished product on the store shelf. Barry Callebaut is present in
23 countries, operates more than 30 production facilities and employs
approximately 8,000 people. The company serves the entire food industry, from
food manufacturers to professional users of chocolate (such as chocolatiers,
pastry chefs or bakers), to global retailers. It also provides a comprehensive
range of services in the fields of product development, processing, training
and marketing.





For further information:

For further information: for investors and financial analysts: Daniela
Altenpohl, Head of Investor Relations, Barry Callebaut AG, Phone:
+41-43-204-04-23, daniela_altenpohl@barry-callebaut.com; for the media: Gaby
Tschofen, VP Corporate Communications, Barry Callebaut AG, Phone:
+41-43-204-04-60, gaby_tschofen@barry-callebaut.com

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