Pernod Ricard : Completion of the Acquisition of the Shares in Le Maine au Bois SAS
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http://pdf.reuters.com/htmlnews/8knews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130405:nBw055502a PARIS--(Business Wire)-- Regulatory News : Press Release - Paris, 5 April 2013 Further to our previous press release on February 11th 2013, Pernod Ricard (Paris:RI) announces the completion of the acquisition of the shares in Le Maine au Bois SAS. 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, 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, Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 41 71 Financial Communication - Investor Relations VP or Stéphanie SCHROEDER, Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 42 74 External Communications Deputy Director or Alison DONOHOE, Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 42 14 Investor Relations or Florence TARON, Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 40 88 Press Relations Manager or Carina ALFONSO MARTIN, Tel: +33 (0)1 41 00 43 42 Press Relations Manager Copyright Business Wire 2013