Pernod Ricard: Exclusive negotiations regarding the acquisition of Le Maine au Bois SAS

Mon Feb 4, 2013 12:20pm EST

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PARIS--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

Press release - Paris, 4 February 2013

Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI) announces that its subsidiary Martell & Co is
conducting exclusive negotiations with Mr. Lassalle regarding the acquisition of
Le Maine au Bois SAS, which is involved in distillation, storage and trade of
eaux-de-vie, in the Cognac AOC. 

About Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard is the world`s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated
sales of € 8,215 million in 2011/12. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and
Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic
growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Sprit
(2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the
sector: ABSOLUT Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine`s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute
and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana
Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët
champagnes, as well Jacob`s Creek, Brancott Estate (formerly Montana), Campo
Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of nearly 18 800
people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 "Brand
Companies" and 75 "Market Companies" established in each key market. Pernod
Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages
responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard`s strategy and ambition are based on 3
key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a
strong sense of ethics.

Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code:
FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.

Contacts Pernod Ricard
Jean TOUBOUL / Financial Communication - Investor Relations VP, +33 (0)1 41 00
41 71
Stéphanie SCHROEDER / External Communications Deputy Director, +33 (0)1 41 00 42
Alison DONOHOE / Investor Relations, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 14
Florence TARON / Press Relations Manager, +33 (0)1 41 00 40 88
Carina ALFONSO MARTIN / Press Relations Manager, +33 (0)1 41 00 43 42 

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