Barry Callebaut: Previous half-year results restated figures due to consumer divestment

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Barry Callebaut /Barry Callebaut:Previous half-year results restated figures due to consumerdivestment. Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Barry Callebaut AG, the world's leadingmanufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, will announce onApril 8, 2013 its half-year results figures of fiscal year 2012/13, endedFebruary 28, 2013.

As announced in November 2012, Barry Callebaut completed the sale of itsfactoryand the related business in Dijon (France) to "Chocolaterie de Bourgogne"concluding with this the final step to dispose of all its consumeractivities.For comparison reasons, the Group's previous half-year results figures forthefiscal year 2011/12 were restated as presented in the table below, whereastherestatements mainly reflect the impact of the divestment of Dijon. The sameformat will be used for the presentation of the half-year results figuresforthe fiscal year 2012/13.

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

With annual sales of about CHF 4.8 billion (EUR 4.0 billion / USD 5.2billion)for fiscal year 2011/12, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut is the world'sleadingmanufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate - from the cocoa bean tothefinest chocolate product. Barry Callebaut is present in 30 countries,operatesaround 45 production facilities and employs a diverse and dedicatedworkforce ofabout 6,000 people. Barry Callebaut serves the entire food industryfocusing onindustrial food manufacturers, artisans and professional users of chocolate(such as chocolatiers, pastry chefs or bakers), the latter with its twoglobalbrands Callebaut(®) and Cacao Barry(®).

Barry Callebaut is the global leader incocoa and chocolate innovations and provides a comprehensive range ofservicesin the fields of product development, processing, training and marketing.Costleadership is another important reason why global as well as local foodmanufacturers work together with Barry Callebaut. Through its broad rangeofsustainability initiatives and research activities, the company works withfarmers, farmer organizations and other partners to help ensure futuresuppliesof cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods.

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Group key figures for the first half of fiscal year 2012/13 -
Restated amounts due to discontinuation of the consumer activities
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Change in %

in local in reporting 6 months up 6 months up
currencies currency to Feb to Feb
28, 2013 29, 2012
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Group
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Sales volume Tonnes 691,061
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Sales revenue CHF m 2,449.6
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EBITDA CHF m 215.6
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Operating profit 177.6
(EBIT) CHF m
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Net profit CHF m 125.7
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Net profit (incl
discontinued
operations) CHF m 90.1
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By Region
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Europe
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Sales volume Tonnes 356,888
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Sales revenue CHF m 1,151.4
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EBITDA CHF m 131.3
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Operating Profit 117.4
(EBIT) CHF m
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Americas
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Sales volume Tonnes 176,446
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Sales revenue CHF m 547.4
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EBITDA CHF m 52.7
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Operating profit 45.1
(EBIT) CHF m
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Asia-Pacific
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Sales volume Tonnes 27,639
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Sales revenue CHF m 116.9
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EBITDA CHF m 17.9
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Operating Profit 15.2
(EBIT) CHF m
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Global Sourcing &
Cocoa
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Sales volume Tonnes 130,088
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Sales revenue CHF m 633.9
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EBITDA CHF m 45.6
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Operating Profit 33.2
(EBIT) CHF m
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By Product Group
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Sales Volume Tonnes 691,061
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Cocoa Products Tonnes 130,088
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Food Manufacturers 482,336
Products Tonnes
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Gourmet & 78,637
Specialties
Products Tonnes
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Sales Revenue CHF m 2,449.6
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Cocoa Products CHF m 633.9
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Food Manufacturers 1,418.3
Products CHF m
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Gourmet & 397.4
Specialties
Products CHF m
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Contact:

Contact
for investors and financial analysts:
Evelyn Nassar
Head of Investor Relations
Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 23
Email Contact

for the media:
Raphael Wermuth
Head of Media Relations
Barry Callebaut AG
Phone: +41 43 204 04 58
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