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 operating profit (EBIT) for the first quarter of 2009 is expected to
be significantly lower than the EUR 12.4 million operating profit reported over
the first quarter of 2008. The lower profit is primarily the result of
competitive market conditions in a number of our North American and European
branded businesses. In addition, our first quarter result will include some
As announced during the publication of our 2008 annual results, we believe
that, considering the uncertain economic environment, it is not appropriate at
this stage to provide a specific financial outlook for 2009. Wessanen will
publish its first quarter 2009 results on May 13, 2009.
Royal Wessanen nv
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