2009

Wessanen sells Righi

31 December 2009 Utrecht, December 31, 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that the business of Righi S.r.L., based in Reggio Emilia, Italy, has been sold to local management and an investment company for an undisclosed amount, effective...

Wessanen sells Tree of Life North America to Kehe Food Distributors

23 December 2009 Utrecht, December 23, 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv (“Wessanen”) announces that it has reached agreement with Kehe Food Distributors, Inc. (“Kehe”) on the sale and purchase of Tree of Life, Inc. and...

Amsterdam Court dissolves employment contract Veenhof

22 December 2009 Utrecht, December 22, 2009 On December 22, 2009 the Amsterdam Court decided to dissolve the employment contract between Royal Wessanen nv en Mr Ad Veenhof as of January 1, 2010. It awarded Mr Veenhof a gross dissolution fee of EUR 558,000...

Wessanen sells Liberty Richter

20 November 2009 Utrecht, November 20, 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that Liberty Richter, based in Bloomfield, New Jersey (USA), has been sold to World Finer Foods (WFF), also based in Bloomfield, New Jersey, for an undisclosed...

Wessanen sells Karl Kemper

30 October 2009 Utrecht, October 30, 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that the business of Karl Kemper GmbH, based in Borken, Germany, has been sold to a company owned by funds managed by BPE Private Equity GmbH in Hamburg and members...

Results Q3 2009: Strategic transition progressing

28 October 2009 Utrecht, October 28, 2009 Strategic & operational highlights Divestment Tree of Life North America progressing according to plan. Intention to divest frozen food operations Karl Kemper and Righi. Forensic investigation at American Beverage...

Amsterdam Court dissolves employment contract Veenhof

8 September 2009 Utrecht, September 8, 2009 Shareholders approve proposed dissolution of employment contract former CEO by court decision. Royal Wessanen nv announces that the General Meeting of Shareholders, held in Amsterdam on September 8, 2009, has approved..

Wessanen to dissolve contract with Veenhof

29 July 2009 Utrecht, July 29, 2009 The Supervisory Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces its intention to request the court to dissolve the employment agreement of Mr Veenhof, who resigned his post as CEO on February 24, 2009. The decision to start a...

2009 Q2 Results: Operating result in line with outlook, but bottom line affected by impairments

29 July 2009 Utrecht, July 29, 2009 Financial results · Increase of 4.8% in revenue to EUR 408.5 million · Reported operating loss of EUR 5.4 million (operating profit of EUR 7.3 million, excluding impairments and other incidental results at ABC) · Net...

Wessanen to create more headroom in main credit facility

23 July 2009 Utrecht, July 23, 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that it has reached agreement with its four syndicate banks on significant amendments to its €250 million credit facility. Wessanen announced in April of this...

Potential 2008 Equity Adjustment

15 June 2009 Utrecht, June 15, 2009 Highlights Equity of US operating company American Beverage Company (‘ABC’) as at year end 2008 potentially overstated by €10 mln Investigation by external auditor in progress Excluding result ABC,...

Q1-09: Sales hold up, operating profit down

5 May 2009 Highlights Increase of 7.1% in revenue to EUR 412.0 million (Q1-08: EUR 384.6 million); organic revenue development was flat. Operating profit of EUR 0.3 million (Q1-08: EUR 12.4 million), including incidental charges of EUR 4.5 million (Q1-08:...

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders approves (re-)appointments

23 April 2009 Royal Wessanen nv announces that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held in Utrecht on April 22, 2009, has approved the appointment of Mr. F.H.J. (Frans) Koffrie as member of the Executive Board and CEO for the period of one year, the appoin

Wessanen to focus on European natural, organic and specialty food products

22 April 2009 Highlights: Review to exit all North American branded and distribution businesses Focus strategically on natural, organic and specialty food products in Europe Change European segment reporting The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv today...

Early indication first quarter 2009 results

3 April 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that, in constant currencies, its first quarter revenue is expected to be broadly in line with the revenue reported over the first quarter of 2008 (Q1-08: EUR 384.6 million). Wessanen’s...

Changes Supervisory Board Wessanen

25 February 2009 Royal Wessanen nv today announced that at the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to be held on April 22, 2009, it will propose to appoint a new member to its Supervisory Board. Proposed new member of the Supervisory Board...

Wessanen: continued growth at all four businesses

25 February 2009 Highlights Total revenue in Q4-08 was EUR 442.2 million, against EUR 411.5 million in the same quarter last year, including a positive currency effect of EUR 11.2 million. This represents 4.7% growth in constant currencies, with all four businesse

Wessanen CEO Ad Veenhof steps down

24 February 2009 The Supervisory Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that Ad Veenhof has stepped down as CEO of Royal Wessanen with immediate effect. The search for a successor is expected to be completed within a few months. For the interim period, Frans...

Closure of public offer for remaining, publicly-held shares in Distriborg Groupe

13 February 2009 Utrecht, February 13, 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces the closure of the public offer followed by a mandatory buy-out of the remaining 0.4% of the shares of Distriborg Groupe, initiated by its French subsidiary Wessanen...

Public offer for the remaining, publicly-held shares in Distriborg Groupe initiated, starts January 26, 2009

23 January 2009 Utrecht, January 23, 2009 The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that the public offer followed by a mandatory buy out of the remaining 0.4% of the shares of Distriborg Groupe, initiated by its French subsidiary Wessanen France...

Wessanen starts buyout process on remaining shares Distriborg Groupe

7 January 2009 Utrecht, January 7, 2009 Wessanen requests suspension of trading of shares Distriborg Groupe The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces that a proposed public offer followed by a mandatory buyout offer on the remaining 6,613 (0.4%)...
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