Pernod Ricard: Signature of the agreement to purchase 100% of the shares in Le Maine au Bois SAS

Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:15pm EST

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

Press Release - Paris, 11 February 2013 

Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI) announces that its subsidiary Martell & Co has entered
into an agreement with Mr. Lassalle to purchase 100% of the shares in Le Maine
au Bois SAS. The company, located in Saint-Eugene, which is in the "Petite
Champagne" area within the heart of the AOC Cognac region, is recognised for its
activities as a trader-winemaker, distiller and wholesaler. 

The company has high-quality eaux-de-vie of all ages and state-of-the-art
industrial facilities, notably the distillery Le Maine au Bois. 

This acquisition reflects Pernod Ricard's ambitions regarding long term
development of its Martell range, world leader of the XO cognac category. 

Closing of the acquisition should take place before June 30, 2013. 

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.

Pernod Ricard
Jean TOUBOUL, +33 (0)1 41 00 41 71
Financial Communication - Investor Relations VP
or
Stéphanie SCHROEDER, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 74
External Communications Deputy Director
or
Alison DONOHOE, +33 (0)1 41 00 42 14
Investor Relations
or
Florence TARON, + 33(0)1 41 00 40 88
Press Relations Manager
or
Carina ALFONSO MARTIN, +33 (0)1 41 00 43 42
Press Relations Manager 



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