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25-07-2017 Wessanen H1 and Q2 2017 interim results: Sustaining healthy, profitable, branded growth
Sustaining healthy, profitable, branded growth H1 and Q2 2017 highlights * Reported revenue growth of 14.0% for H1 (Q2: 12.7%)
* Own brands autonomous growth of 7.8% in H1 (Q2: 6.5%)
* EBITE increases by 22.4% to €30.6 million...
11-07-2017 Wessanen to publish its Q2 2017 interim results on July 25, 2017
Wessanen to publish its Q2 2017 interim results on July 25, 2017 Wessanen will publish its Q2 2017 trading update on Tuesday, 25th of July at 7h00 CET. At 10h00 CET, an analyst & investor conference call will be hosted...
09-06-2017 Wessanen: Euronext announces inclusion of Wessanen into AMX
Euronext today announced the results of the quarterly review of the AEX®, AMX® and AScX® indices. As a result, Wessanen will be promoted from the AScX(small cap) to the AMX(mid cap)index effective from Monday 19 June 2017. Media,...
21-04-2017 Wessanen Q1 2017 trading update: Strong profitable branded growth
Trading update Q1 2017: Strong profitable branded growth Q1 2017 highlights * Reported revenue growth of 15.2%
* Autonomous growth own brands of 9.2%
* EBITE increases to €19.0 million (EBITE margin of 11.5%)
CEO...
13-04-2017 Wessanen 2016 AGM resolutions have been approved
Wessanen 2016 AGM resolutions have been approved At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), held on 12 April 2017 all proposals on the agenda have been approved. These include the adoption of the 2016 financial statements and...
10-04-2017 Wessanen to publish its Q1 2017 trading update on April 21, 2017
Wessanen to publish its Q1 2017 trading update on April 21, 2017 Wessanen will publish its Q1 2017 trading update on Friday, 21st of April at 7h00 CET. At 10h00 CET, an analyst & investor conference call will be hosted...
28-02-2017 Wessanen 2016 convocation and agenda AGM online
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22-02-2017 Wessanen 2016 Annual Report online
Wessanen has published its Annual Report 2016 on its website (www.wessanen.com) Our Annual Report 2016, titled "Passion for Organic Products", aims to bring to life how we live by our mission of healthier food, healthier people, healthier...
15-02-2017 Wessanen Q4/FY 2016 results: Sustaining strong profitable growth
Sustaining strong profitable growth 2016: Another successful year in the transformation into a Champion of Healthy & Sustainable Food in Europe. Q4 2016 highlights * Revenue growth of 9.6%
* Autonomous growth in own brands 6.6%...
14-02-2017 Wessanen proposes Frank van Oers for re-appointment to its Supervisory Board
Wessanen will propose to re-appoint Mr Frank van Oers as member of its Supervisory Board for a four-year term at its next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on 12 April 2017. His first appointment has been in 2009 and since 2014,...
30-01-2017 Wessanen to publish its Q4 and Full Year 2016 results on February 15, 2017
Wessanen to publish its Q4 and Full Year 2016 results on February 15, 2017 Wessanen will publish its Q4 and FY 2016 results on Wednesday 15th February at 7h00 CET. At 10h00 CET, an analyst & investor meeting will be hosted by Christophe...
05-12-2016 Wessanen acquires Biogran, the leading manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain
Wessanen acquires Biogran, the leading manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain Wessanen and Nazca have signed an agreement for the acquisition of Biogran for a purchase consideration of €67 million on a cash and debt free...
16-11-2016 Wessanen: Capital Markets Day 16 November 2016
Today, as previously announced Wessanen is holding a Capital Markets Day at its Abafoods subsidiary in Italy. Purpose of the day is to illustrate how our strategy is put into action and to introduce analysts and investors to key senior management....
25-10-2016 Wessanen Trading update Q3 2016: Sustaining profitable growth
Trading update Q3 2016: Sustaining profitable growth Q3 2016 highlights * Total reported revenue growth 9.2% (8.8% YTD)
* Own brands autonomous growth 7.4% (9.2% YTD)
* Total autonomous revenue growth 3.9% (7.0% YTD) due to...
13-10-2016 Wessanen will publish its Q3 2016 trading update on 25 October 2016 at 7.00 CET
Wessanen will publish its Q3 2016 trading update on 25 October 2016 at 7.00 CET.  At 10.00 CET an analyst & investor call will be hosted by Ronald Merckx (CFO). The dial in number is +31(0)20 703 8261 or toll free...
26-07-2016 Wessanen H1 and Q2 2016 results - strong growth and increased profitability
H1 and Q2 2016 highlights * Autonomous growth of 8.6% for H1 (Q2: 8.0%)
* Own brands growth of 9.9% in H1 (Q2: 10.3%)
* EBITE increases by 30.2% to €25.0 million for H1 (Q2: €10.9 million) 
CEO Statement Christophe...
06-07-2016 Wessanen will publish its Q2 and H1 2016 results on 26 July 2016
Wessanen will publish its Q2 and H1 2016 results on 26th July 2016 at 7.00 CET.  At 10.00 CET, an analyst & investor meeting will be hosted by Christophe Barnouin (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the Wessanen office in Amsterdam....
01-07-2016 Wessanen has acquired Mrs Crimble's, leading brand in the UK gluten-free Market
Wessanen and the owners of Mrs Crimble's have signed and completed the acquisition of Mrs Crimble's by Wessanen today. A pioneer of the UK gluten-free market for more than 30 years, Mrs Crimble's, has established itself as a leading brand in...
01-06-2016 Wessanen closes acquisition of Ineobio, an expert in Organic coffee and tea
Wessanen closes acquisition of Ineobio, an expert in organic coffee and tea and owner of the Destination brand Wessanen has closed the previously announced acquisition of Ineobio.Ineobio is an expert in organic coffees, teas and herbal infusions...
12-05-2016 Wessanen to acquire IneoBio, an expert in Organic coffee and tea and owner of Destination brand
Wessanen to acquire IneoBio, an expert in Organic coffee and tea and owner of Destination, leading brand in France Wessanen and the owners of Ineobio have signed an agreement for the purchase of IneoBio. Closing is expected to be in June 2016....
26-04-2016 Wessanen Q1 2016 trading update: Strong profitable sustainable growth
Trading update Q1 2016: Strong profitable sustainable growth Q1 2016 highlights o Autonomous revenue growth of 9.3% o EBITE increases to 14.1million (9.9% of revenue) CEO Statement Christophe Barnouin(CEO) commented: We had a good start in...
15-04-2016 Wessanen will publish its Q1 2016 trading update on Tuesday, 26 April at 7h00.
Wessanen will publish its Q1 2016 trading update on Tuesday 26 April at 7h00 CET. A conference call for analysts, investors, and media will be hosted by Ronald Merckx(CFO) at 10h00 CET. The dial-in number is +31 20 716 8250 (toll...
15-04-2016 Wessanen : 2015 AGM resolutions have been approved
Wessanen 2015 AGM resolutions have been approved At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), held on 14 April, all proposals on the agenda have been approved. These include the adoption of the 2015 financial statements and allocation...
01-03-2016 Wessanen closes acquisition of Piramide tea
Wessanen closes acquisition of Piramide tea Wessanen has closed the previously announced acquisition of Piramide tea. Piramide is a long established tea brand in the Netherlands and leader in the Health Food Stores channel. Tea is a core...
01-03-2016 Wessanen 2015 convocation and agenda AGM online
Wessanen 2015 convocation and agenda AGM online  Wessanen has published the convocation for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on its website (www.wessanen.com).  The AGM will be held in De Hallen Studio's, Hannie Dankbaar...
25-02-2016 Wessanen 2015 Annual Report online and Announcement of Home Member State(EU Transparency Directive)
Wessanen 2015 Annual Report online and Announcement of Home Member State(EU Transparency Directive) Wessanen has published its Annual Report 2015 on its website (www.wessanen.com). Our Annual Report 2015 aims to bring to life how we live...
19-02-2016 Wessanen Q4 and FY 2015 results: Growing strongly, sustainably and profitably
Growing strongly, sustainably and profitably Turn around to pure player in Healthy & Sustainable Food in Europe completed. Q4 2015 highlights * Revenue growth of 25.4%
* Strong autonomous growth in own brands (13.6%) and core...
08-02-2016 Wessanen to acquire Piramide tea, a leading Organic Tea brand in The Netherlands
Wessanen and the Organic Flavour Company bv have signed an agreement for the purchase of the Piramide tea brand. Closing is expected to be in March 2016. Piramide is a long established tea brand in the Netherlands and leader in the Health Food...
02-02-2016 Wessanen to publish its Q4 and Full Year 2015 results on February 19th
 Wessanen will publish its Q4 and FY 2015 results on Friday 19th February at 7h00 CET.  At 10h00 CET, an analyst & investor meeting will be hosted by Christophe Barnouin (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the Wessanen office in...
27-11-2015 Wessanen proposes Patrick Mispolet for appointment to its Supervisory Board
Wessanen proposes Patrick Mispolet for appointment and  Rudy Kluiber and Ivonne Rietjens for re-appointment to its Supervisory BoardWessanen will propose to appoint Mr Patrick Mispolet as a new member of its Supervisory Board at its next...
22-10-2015 Wessanen Q3 results: Maintaining strong growth momentum
Maintaining strong growth momentum Q3 highlights:    * Overall reported growth 19.1%
* Autonomous revenue growth of 7.7% and strong autonomous own brands growth of 10.9%
* EBITE increases by 93% to €9.4 million...
08-10-2015 Wessanen will publish its Q3 2015 results on Thursday 22nd October
Wessanen will publish its Q3 2015 results on Thursday 22nd October at 7h00 CET. A conference call for analysts, investors, and media will be hosted by Ronald Merckx(CFO) at 10h00 CET. The dial-in number is +31 20 716 8251 (toll free 0800...
24-07-2015 Wessanen H1 and Q2 2015 Results - building strong growth momentum:
H1 and Q2 2015 highlights - building strong growth momentum * Overall reported growth for H1 20.7% (Q2:21.1% )
* Autonomous revenue growth of 8.4% for H1 (Q2: 7.9%)
* Strong autonomous own brands growth of 14.4% in H1 (Q2:...
24-07-2015 Wessanen has successfully amended and extended its €100 million revolving credit facility by three y
Wessanen has successfully amended and extended its €100 million revolving credit facility with ABN Amro and ING. This facility was scheduled to mature in July 2017. The facility has been extended until July 2020, with an extension option of...
10-07-2015 Wessanen to publish its Q2 and H1 2015 results on Friday 24 July
Wessanen will publish its Q2 and H1 2015 results on Friday 24 July at 7h00 CET. A conference call for analysts, investors, and media will be hosted by Christophe Barnouin(CEO) at 10h00 CET. The dial-in number is +31 20 716 8250 (toll free 0800...
24-04-2015 Wessanen Q1 2015 earnings release
Q1 2015 highlights * Autonomous revenue growth of 8.9%, driven by 8.4% volume growth
*  EBITE up to €12.3 million as result of higher gross profit, good cost control and first time inclusion Abafoods; marketing investments increased...
16-04-2015 Wessanen 2014 AGM resolutions have been approved
At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), held on 16 April, all proposals on the agenda have been approved. These include the adoption of the 2014 financial statements and allocation of result, the proposed 2014 dividend of €0.10...
10-04-2015 Wessanen to publish its Q1 2015 results on Friday 24 April
Wessanen will publish its Q1 trading update on Friday 24 April at 7h00 CET. An analyst, investor and media conference call will be hosted by Ronald Merckx (CFO) and Carl Hoyer (VP corporate communications & investor relations) at 10h00 CET....
31-03-2015 Wessanen has completed the sale of ABC
Wessanen has completed the sale of its U.S. subsidiary American Beverage Corporation (ABC) to Harvest Hill Beverage Company, a majority-owned portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VII L.P. The sale completes our exit from the USA and our transformation...
09-03-2015 Wessanen to sell ABC to Harvest Hill Beverage Company
Wessanen has signed an agreement to sell its U.S. subsidiary American Beverage Corporation (ABC) to Harvest Hill Beverage Company, a portfolio company of the U.S.-based  firm Brynwood Partners VII L.P., for approximately U.S.$55 million...
27-02-2015 Wessanen 2014 Annual Report and convocation AGM online
Wessanen has published its Annual Report 2014 and the convocation for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on its website (www.wessanen.com). The AGM will be held in the Sheraton Hotel at Schiphol Airport on Thursday 16 April 2015...
20-02-2015 Wessanen Q4 and full year 2014 earnings release
Q4 2014 highlights * Autonomous revenue growth 5.2%; core brands and categories performing well * Underlying revenue growth 7.5%

* EBITE of €1.3 million, impacted by higher long-term incentive plan expenses (€1.1 mln) and increased...
04-02-2015 Wessanen to publish its Q4 2014 results on 20 February
Wessanen will publish its Q4 2014 press release on Friday 20 February at 7h00 CET. At 10h00 CET, an analyst & investor meeting will be hosted by Christophe Barnouin (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the Wessanen office in Amsterdam. A...
09-01-2015 Wessanen closes acquisition of Abafoods
Wessanen has closed the previously announced acquisition of Italian Abafoods. Abafoods is a European expert in organic vegetal drinks, generating net revenue of around €39 million in 2014. It produces a range of cereal drinks using rice, coconut,...
02-01-2015 Wessanen has completed the sale of BioDistrifrais
Wessanen announces that the sale of its French wholesale activities Bio-Distrifrais has been completed. For more information Carl Hoyer (VP Corporate Communications)Phone    +31 20 3122 140 / +31 612 35 56 58Email    ...
16-12-2014 Wessanen to acquire Abafoods, a European expert in vegetal drinks and a leading brand in Italy
Wessanen and the owners of Abafoods have signed an agreement for the purchase of Abafoods  for a purchase consideration of €52 million on a cash and debt free basis. Closing is expected to be in January 2015. Over the last few years, Abafoods...
08-12-2014 Wessanen to sell French wholesaler BioDistrifrais
Wessanen has signed an agreement with a French entrepreneur for the sale of its French wholesale activities Bio-Distrifrais for an undisclosed amount. The deal is expected to close per 31 December 2014. Bio-Distrifrais is a French wholesaler...
24-10-2014 Wessanen Q3 2014 trading update
 Q3 2014 highlights * Autonomous revenue growth 6.7%; core brands performing well
* EBITE increased to €4.9 million; year-to-date EBITE €22.3 million
* ABC reported as discontinued operation as of 30 September; divestment process...
10-10-2014 Wessanen to publish its third quarter 2014 results on 24 October
Wessanen will publish its Q3 trading update on Friday 24 October at 7h00 CET. At 10h00 CET an analyst, investor and media conference call will be hosted by Ronald Merckx (CFO) and Carl Hoyer (VP corporate communications & investor relations)....
25-07-2014 Royal Wessanen Q2 2014 results and semi-annual financial report
Q2/H1 2014 highlights * Branded segment * Q2 reported autonomous revenue growth (0.2)%, underlying autonomous revenue growth 4.0%
* Core brands grow 4.8% in Q2, driven by Bjorg, Zonnatura, Clipper and Kallø
* Vegetarian products...
11-07-2014 Wessanen to publish Q2 2014 results on 25th of July
Wessanen will publish its Q2 2014 press release Friday 25th of July before market opening (at 7h00 CET). At 10h00 CET, an analyst & investor meeting will be hosted by Christophe Barnouin (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the Wessanen office...
20-06-2014 Royal Wessanen has extended its credit facility by one year
Wessanen has extended its €100 million revolving credit facility by one year, changing the maturity of the facility to July 2017. The pricing grid of the facility has been reduced to 85-195 basis points over Euribor based on the leverage ratio...
28-05-2014 Royal Wessanen has completed the sale of IZICO
Wessanen announces that the sale of IZICO to Egeria has been completed today. For more information Carl Hoyer (VP Corporate Communications)Phone    +31 (0)20 3122 140 / +31 (0)6 12 35 56 58Email    carl.hoyer@wessanen.com...
25-04-2014 Royal Wessanen Q1 2014 trading update
Q1 2014 highlights * Autonomous third party revenue growth at Branded 4.1%, ABC (8.9)%
* EBITE increased 15% to €9.3 million; Branded contributing most to the increase
* Divestment of discontinued operations progressing well:...
24-04-2014 Royal Wessanen has completed the sale of Natudis
Wessanen announces that the sale of Natudis, Kroon and Hagor to Vroegop Ruhe & Co has been completed. For more informationCarl Hoyer (VP Corporate Communications)Phone    +31 (0)20 3122 140 / +31 (0)6 12 35 56 58Email    ...
16-04-2014 Royal Wessanen: Wessanen 2013 AGM resolutions have been approved
Wessanen announces that at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), held in Amsterdam on 16 April, all proposals on the agenda, including the adoption of the 2013 financial statements and allocation of result and the proposed 2013 dividend...
16-04-2014 Royal Wessanen sells IZICO to Egeria
Royal Wessanen has signed an agreement with Egeria for the sale and purchase of IZICO and all its subsidiaries for an enterprise value of €68 million on a cash and debt free basis and subject to certain adjustments on closing. Wessanen can receive...
09-04-2014 Royal Wessanen to publish its first quarter 2014 results on 25 April
Royal Wessanen will publish its Q1 trading update on Friday 25 April. At 10h00 CET an analyst, investor and media conference call will be hosted by Ronald Merckx (CFO) and Carl Hoyer (VP corporate communications & IR). The dial-in number...
28-02-2014 Royal Wessanen 2013 Annual Report and convocation AGM online
Wessanen announces that today it has published its Annual Report 2013 on its website (www.wessanen.com). The printed version will be available in the week commencing 10 March. Furthermore, the Company published via its website the convocation...
26-02-2014 Royal Wessanen sells Natudis to Vroegop Ruhe & Co
Royal Wessanen has signed an agreement with Vroegop Ruhe & Co for the sale and purchase of Natudis, Kroon and Hagor. The closing of the deal is amongst others subject to approval by the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM)....
21-02-2014 Royal Wessanen Q4 and full year 2013 results
Q4 2013 highlights * Revenue Branded up 3.5% to €101.9 million, autonomous revenue growth was 0.5%
* Portfolio choices to improve profitability negatively impacting revenue
* Strategic re-segmentation to more accurately reflect...
12-02-2014 Royal Wessanen to publish Q4 2013 results on 21 February
Royal Wessanen will publish its Q4 2013 press release on Friday 21 February before market opening (at 7h00 CET). At 10h00 CET, an analyst & investor meeting will be hosted by Christophe Barnouin (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the Wessanen...
24-01-2014 Royal Wessanen: Wessanen EGM resolutions of 24 January 2014
Wessanen announces that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM), held today, has approved the appointment of Christophe Barnouin as member of the Executive Board and CEO . The exact voting results of the EGM can be found at...
24-01-2014 Royal Wessanen withdrawing all items related to its governance structure from EGM agenda
Wessanen withdrawing all items related to its governance structure from EGM agenda; Frans Koffrie to step down as Supervisory Board member Wessanen announces that the Supervisory and Executive Board jointly have decided to withdraw all items...
20-01-2014 Royal Wessanen has commenced preparations for a divestment of IZICO
Royal Wessanen announces that it has commenced preparations for a divestment of IZICO, its frozen snack activities. As indicated before, IZICO is considered to be a non-core activity and we are to divest at a sensible speed. No specific timeframe...
13-12-2013 Royal Wessanen: Wessanen has published convocation for EGM at 24 January 2014
Today, Royal Wessanen (AEX: WES) has published via its website the convocation for the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM), to be held at Hotel Okura in Amsterdam on 24 January at 14h00 CET. In addition, the proposed amendments...
29-11-2013 Royal Wessanen: Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on 24 January 2014
Wessanen announces that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in which Christophe Barnouin will be nominated as CEO will be held on 24 January 2014. Piet Hein Merckens will resign as statutory director as per the same date and...
27-11-2013 Royal Wessanen nv: Wessanen to appoint Christophe Barnouin as new CEO and to change its governance s
* Christophe Barnouin to be appointed CEO
* Wessanen to adopt one-tier board structure
Christophe Barnouin to be appointed Chief Executive OfficerRoyal Wessanen (AEX: WES) will be nominating Christophe Barnouin, current managing...
05-11-2013 Royal Wessanen nv: Wessanen CEO Piet Hein Merckens to step down
Wessanen is announcing that Piet Hein Merckens will not be nominated for a second term as CEO and member of the Executive Board. He will remain acting CEO until a successor has been appointed. The Supervisory Board of Wessanen is commencing...
25-10-2013 Royal Wessanen nv : Q3 2013 trading update
Q3 2013 highlights * Autonomous revenue decline of (2.9)% is mixture of strong growth at Grocery and decline at ABC
* Most core brands and categories show growth, in particular Bjorg, Zonnatura and Clipper and categories such as sweets...
25-07-2013 Wessanen Q2 2013 press release and semi-annual financial report
 Q2 2013 highlights * Our core operations Grocery and HFS continue to improve their performance
* Autonomous revenue growth of (6.8)% impacted by ABC performance and strategic exits
* Core operations and IZICO show increased...
19-07-2013 Wessanen successfully renewed its €100 million revolving credit facility
Royal Wessanen nv has successfully renewed its €100 million revolving credit facility with ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank. The current facility was scheduled to mature in February 2014. The new three-year secured facility contains uncommitted options...
18-07-2013 Wessanen update on 2013 performance of US subsidiary ABC
Year-to-date, the development of the market for frozen pouches has continued to disappoint. Since we do not expect a clear improvement for the remainder of 2013, our US subsidiary ABC is expected to incur a loss for the full year. The decline...
17-07-2013 Wessanen update on 2013 performance of US subsidiary ABC - adjusted
Year-to-date, the development of the market for frozen pouches has continued to disappoint. Since we do not expect a clear improvement for the remainder of 2013, our US subsidiary ABC is expected to incur a loss for the full year. The decline...
08-07-2013 Royal Wessanen to publish Q2 2013 results on 25 July
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q2 2013 press release on Thursday 25 July before market opening (at 7h15 CET). At 13h30 CET, an analyst and investor meeting will be hosted at the Wessanen office in Amsterdam. A live audio webcast can be...
31-05-2013 Royal Wessanen nv closes acquisition France Alter Eco, pioneer fair-trade and organic food in France
Wessanen has closed the previously announced acquisition of France Alter Eco today, which has been acquired from a group of private investors. France Alter Eco has been a pioneer brand of fair-trade and organic food in France since its foundation....
23-05-2013 Wessanen acquires France Alter Eco, the leading French brand in fair-trade food products
Wessanen acquires France Alter Eco, the leading French brand in fair-trade food products Wessanen is announcing today the signing of a sale and purchase agreement to acquire French-based organic and fair-trade food company France Alter Eco...
26-04-2013 Wessanen Q1 2013 trading update
Q1 2013 highlights ·              Autonomous revenue growth (1.0)%, impacted by our strategy to rationalise product portfolio·             ...
16-04-2013 Wessanen 2012 AGM resolutions
Royal Wessanen nv announces that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held in Amsterdam on 16 April, has approved the reappointment to the Supervisory Board of Mr F. van Oers. The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders also approved...
03-04-2013 Wessanen to publish first quarter 2013 results on 26 April
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q1 2013 results on Friday 26 April. As of this quarter, Wessanen will publish a trading update when publishing its first or third quarter results. At 10h00 CET an analyst, investor and media conference call...
04-03-2013 Wessanen 2012 Annual Report and convocation AGM online
Wessanen announces that today it has published its 2012 Annual Report on its website (www.wessanen.com). The printed version of the Annual Report will be available in the week commencing 11 March. Furthermore, the Company published via its website...
22-02-2013 Wessanen Q4 and 2012 full year press release
* Grocery operations continue to perform well
* Creation of IZICO, integrating our frozen food business
* Execution of reorganisation progressing well
CEO statement2012 was a turbulent year for the global economy. The Eurozone...
07-02-2013 Wessanen to publish Q4 2012 press release on 22 February
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q4 2012 press release on Friday 22 February before market opening (at 7h15 CET).At 10h30 CET, an analyst and investor meeting will be hosted at the Wessanen office in Amsterdam. A live audio webcast can be...
13-12-2012 Wessanen postponing the divestment of its US subsidiary ABC
In June, Wessanen announced that it had started the divestment process of its US subsidiary ABC. Following a comprehensive process, which showed a good level of interest from strategic and financial parties alike, Wessanen has concluded that...
29-11-2012 Wessanen to restructure its European and Frozen Food activities
Royal Wessanen nv today announces its plans to reorganise its European and Frozen Foods activities. As first announced in July, Wessanen has been assessing the company's structure and cost base on a more structural basis. After implementation...
25-10-2012 Wessanen Q3 2012 press release
* Grocery continues to perform well
* Normalised EBIT up to €3.3 mln
* Divestment ABC under way
CEO Statement Piet Hein Merckens (CEO) comments: "The organic food market in Europe continues to trend favourably. Its growth...
12-10-2012 Wessanen to publish Q3 2012 press release on 25 October
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q3 2012 press release on Thursday 25 October at 7h15 CET. At 10h00 CET an analyst, investor and media conference call will be hosted by Ronald Merckx (CFO). The dial-in number is +31 (0)20 794 8504 (toll free...
05-09-2012 Wessanen EGM approved Supervisory Board appointment Rudy Kluiber
Royal Wessanen nv announces that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, held in Amsterdam on 5 September, has approved the appointment to the Supervisory Board of Mr R.K. (Rudy) Kluiber for a term of four years. The exact voting...
25-07-2012 Wessanen Q2 2012 press release and semi-annual financial report
* Grocery continues to perform as planned
* ABC divestment process has started, finalisation expected Q4
* Full ownership Favory obtained
CEO StatementPiet Hein Merckens (CEO) comments: "In the second quarter Wessanen...
23-07-2012 Wessanen taking full ownership of Favory Convenience Food Group
Wessanen has acquired the minority stake in Favory Convenience Food Group held by Rabo Capital. The partly deferred consideration for this 35.9% minority stake amounts to €5 million. A strategic review of the Frozen Foods business has led...
13-07-2012 Wessanen EGM convocation online
Royal Wessanen nv announces that today it has published its convocation for the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) to be held at the Sheraton hotel at Schiphol on 5 September 2012 at 10h00 CET. On the agenda is the appointment...
06-07-2012 Wessanen to nominate Rudy Kluiber to Supervisory Board
Wessanen will propose to appoint Mr. R.K. (Rudy) Kluiber as new member to its Supervisory Board at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on Wednesday 5 September 2012. This nomination is based on a recommendation of Delta...
05-07-2012 Wessanen to publish Q2 2012 press release on 25 July
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q2 2012 press release on Wednesday 25 July before market opening (at 7h15 CET). At 9h30 CET, a press meeting will be hosted by Piet Hein Merckens (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the Double Tree Hotel in Amsterdam....
26-06-2012 Wessanen has started the divestment process of its US subsidiary ABC
Wessanen has started the divestment process of its US subsidiary American Beverage Corporation (ABC). In line with our strategy to focus on organic food in Europe with the clear vision to make our organic brands most desired in Europe, we previously...
27-04-2012 Q1 2012: Wessanen taking further steps on transformational journey
Q1 2012 highlights * Autonomous growth driven by Grocery and ABC
* Clipper, UK market leader in organic and fair-trade teas, strengthening brand portfolio
CEO StatementPiet Hein Merckens (CEO) comments: "In the first quarter we...
18-04-2012 Wessanen to publish Q1 2012 results press release on 27 April 2012
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q1 2012 press release on Friday 27 April before market opening (at 7h15 CET). At 10h00 CET an analyst, investor and media conference call will be hosted by Ronald Merckx (CFO). The dial-in number is +31 (0)20...
17-04-2012 Wessanen 2011 AGM resolutions
Royal Wessanen nv announces that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held in Amsterdam today, has approved the appointments to the Supervisory Board of Mrs I.M.C.M. Rietjens and Mrs M.M. van Zuijlen for a term of four years. The re-appointment...
02-03-2012 Wessanen 2011 Annual Report and convocation AGM online
Royal Wessanen nv announces that today it has published its 2011 Annual Report on its website (www.wessanen.com). The printed version of the Annual Report will be available in the week commencing 12 March 2012. Furthermore, the Company...
01-03-2012 Wessanen announces acquisition of Clipper Teas, UK market leader in Organic and Fairtrade Teas
Wessanen is announcing today its acquisition of UK-based tea and coffee company Clipper Teas Limited. Clipper is based in Dorset, UK and has reported revenue of GBP 16 million in 2011, employing around 90 employees. The Clipper brand is market...
23-02-2012 FY 2011: Wessanen taking encouraging steps towards achieving strategic goals
FY 2011 highlights * Grocery and ABC drivers of 2011 2.9% autonomous revenue growth
* FY '11 normalised EBIT up 20%
* Dividend per share of €0.08 (payout ratio of 40%)
CEO Statement Piet Hein Merckens (CEO) comments: "The...
23-01-2012 Wessanen to publish Q4 2011 figures on 23 February
Royal Wessanen will publish its Q4 2011 press release on Thursday 23 February 2012 before market opening (at 7h15 CET). At 9h30 CET, a press meeting will be hosted by Piet Hein Merckens (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the Double Tree Hotel...
05-01-2012 Wessanen to nominate Ivonne Rietjens and Marjet van Zuijlen to its Supervisory Board
Royal Wessanen nv will propose to appoint Prof. Dr. Ir. I.M.C.M. (Ivonne) Rietjens and Drs. M.M. (Marjet) van Zuijlen as new members to its Supervisory Board at its next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on 17 April 2012. Prof....
22-11-2011 Wessanen update on performance of US subsidiary ABC
Operating result lower than earlier anticipated, but still significantly higher than 2010American Beverage Corporation (ABC) - Wessanen's US subsidiary - is well on its way to significantly increase revenue and operating profit compared to 2010....
27-10-2011 Q3 2011: Wessanen's next consecutive quarter with progression
Q3 highlights * Q3 autonomous revenue growth +8.0% (5.2% volume)
* Grocery continues to perform well
* ABC showing very strong performance in third quarter
CEO Statement Piet Hein Merckens (CEO) comments: "I am increasingly...
07-10-2011 Wessanen to publish Q3 2011 figures on 27 October
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q3 2011 press release on Thursday 27 October before market opening (at 7h15 CET). At 11h00 CET an analyst and investor conference call will be hosted. The dial-in number is +31 (0)20 794 8485. There will...
14-09-2011 Wessanen expects its US subsidiary ABC to achieve an operating result of US$ 17-19 million in 2011
Wessanen expects its US subsidiary ABC to achieve an operating result of US$ 17-19 million in 2011   American Beverages Corporation (ABC) - Wessanen's US subsidiary - is expected to achieve higher than anticipated revenue and earnings growth...
27-07-2011 Q2 2011: Wessanen fitter and more focused
Q2 2011 highlights * Normalised EBIT €11.8 million, up 8.3%
* Increased focus due to sale of Tree of Life UK and Kalisterra
* Improved brand strength within Grocery
CEO Statement Piet Hein Merckens, Wessanen CEO, comments:...
19-07-2011 Wessanen has sold Tree of Life UK
Following a strategic review, announced in February 2011, Wessanen has sold its UK subsidiary Tree of Life UK to a trade buyer. This move is fully in line with Wessanen's strategy to focus on higher added value wholesale activities in the Wessanen...
12-07-2011 Wessanen successfully renegotiates more favourable terms for its credit facility
Royal Wessanen nv has successfully renegotiated certain terms of its €100 million credit facility with the existing syndicate group of banks, being ABN Amro, ING, Rabobank and BNP Paribas. The facility was scheduled to mature in February 2012...
12-07-2011 Wessanen to sell Kalisterra, part of its French HFS business
Royal Wessanen reached an agreement with a local entrepreneur for the sale and purchase of its French business Kalisterra for an undisclosed amount. Kalisterra is a French distribution company selling food supplements to pharmacies and is part...
04-07-2011 Wessanen to publish Q2 2011 figures on 27 July
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q2 2011 press release on Wednesday 27 July at 7h15 CET. At 9h30 CET, a press conference will be hosted by Piet Hein Merckens (CEO) and Ronald Merckx (CFO) at the WTC (at 'Place du Tertre') in Amsterdam. At...
13-05-2011 Wessanen announces exchange ratio for 2010 dividend
Royal Wessanen has determined the exchange ratio for the dividend in shares for the year 2010. A dividend of €0.05 per share was approved by the AGM on 19 April and, at the option of the shareholder, is to be paid either wholly in cash or in...
28-04-2011 Q1 2011: Wessanen off to a good start
Q1 2011 highlights * Revenue¹ up 3.6% to €178.8 million, autonomous growth² 0.2%
* Autonomous² revenue growth Wessanen Europe Grocery 5.9% and Wessanen Europe HFS (6.1)%
* Ongoing focus to improve operations in areas such as brand...
19-04-2011 Wessanen 2010 AGM resolutions
Royal Wessanen nv announces that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held in Amsterdam on 19 April 2011, has approved the appointment of Mr R.J.J.B. (Ronald) Merckx as member of the Executive Board for a term of four years, commencing...
12-04-2011 Wessanen to publish Q1 2011 figures on 28 April
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q1 2011 press release on Thursday 28 April before market opening (at 7h15 CET). At 10h30 CET an analyst and investor conference call will be hosted. There will also be a live audio webcast via www.wessanen.com....
06-04-2011 New corporate website for Royal Wessanen
Royal Wessanen nv launched its brand new corporate website (www.wessanen.com) this week. The new site underpins the company's vision 'to make our organic brands most desired in Europe'. A fresh design including the use of lifestyle and product...
04-03-2011 Wessanen Annual Report and Convocation AGM online
Royal Wessanen nv announces that it has published its Annual Report 2010 online today (annualreport.wessanen.com). The printed version will be available in the week commencing 14 March. Furthermore, the Company published via its website the convocation...
03-03-2011 Ronald Merckx to become new CFO Royal Wessanen
The Supervisory Board of Royal Wessanen proposes to appoint Ronald Merckx as CFO and member of the Executive Board for a period of four years, commencing on 1 June 2011. The proposed appointment is the consequence of the resignation of Frans...
24-02-2011 Q4 2010: Wessanen repositioned for growth
Q4 2010 highlights Revenue¹ up 2.1% to €172.5 million, autonomous growth² (1.7)% Autonomous² ³ growth Wessanen Europe Grocery 8.3%; Wessanen Europe HFS (7.5)% Operating result (EBIT) €(12.1) million, impacted by non-recurring items...
10-02-2011 Wessanen to publish Q4 2010 figures on 24 February
Royal Wessanen nv will publish its Q4 2010 press release on Thursday 24 February before market opening (at 7h15 CET). At 10h00 CET, a press conference will be hosted by Piet Hein Merckens (CEO) and Frans Eelkman Rooda (CFO) at the WTC (at...
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