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Strong results: another step towards Danone 2020 ambition

Strong results: another step towards Danone 2020 ambition

28.07.2016

 H1 2016: Key progress in rebalancing Danone’s growth model
- Solid sales growth1: +3.8% (+4.1% in Q2 2016)
- Very strong improvement in recurring operating margin2: 13.37% (+93 bps1)
- Strong recurring EPS growth1: +13.5% at €1.52
- Full-year guidance confirmed

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Danone to acquire WhiteWave

Danone to acquire WhiteWave

07.07.2016

"Danone to Acquire WhiteWave, a USD 4 bn sales Global Leader in Organic Foods, Plant-based Milks and related products".

To access July 7, 2016 press briefing webcast :
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Danone in exclusive negotiations to acquire an interest in Michel et Augustin

Danone in exclusive negotiations to acquire an interest in Michel et Augustin

28.06.2016

First project for Danone’s new corporate venture capital unit, Danone Manifesto Ventures

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Danone adjusts its 2016 guidance

Danone adjusts its 2016 guidance

14.06.2016

- 2016 Trading operating margin target upgraded from “solid improvement1” to a range of +50bps to +60bps1

- 2016 Sales growth1 guidance confirmed within a range of +3% to +5%

- 2020 targets remain unchanged

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Danone enters FTSE4Good Index

Danone enters FTSE4Good Index

07.06.2016

Danone today announces its entrance into the FTSE4Good Index, a global responsible investment index designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.

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2016 Danone Shareholders’ Meeting

2016 Danone Shareholders’ Meeting

28.04.2016

 Danone’s shareholders approved all resolutions during the Shareholders’ Meeting held today.

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First-quarter 2016 sales

First-quarter 2016 sales

19.04.2016

A good start to the year, in line with expectations, Danone continues to re-balance its model of growth.

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Appointment to the Executive Committee: Bridgette Heller, Executive Vice President, Early Life Nutrition

13.04.2016

Danone today announced the appointment of Bridgette Heller as Executive Vice President, Early Life Nutrition, and member of the Executive Committee with effect from July 1, 2016. On that date, she will take over from Felix Martin Garcia, who led the development of this business for nearly six years.

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Danone-IUF: signature of a tenth agreement dedicated to sustainable employment

15.03.2016

 

Danone and the IUF (International Union of Food and Allied Workers) today announced the signing of a tenth agreement, dedicated specifically to sustainable employment. This agreement applies to all Danone subsidiaries around the world.

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2015 results: solid, in line with objectives

23.02.2016

Sales growth Like-for-Like: +4.4%

Trading operating margin: 12.91% (+17 bps Like-for Like)

Recurring EPS: 2.93€ (+8.4% at constant exchange rates)

 

 

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Danone among the top 3 performing food companies in the 2016 Access to Nutrition Index

Danone among the top 3 performing food companies in the 2016 Access to Nutrition Index

14.01.2016

On January 14th 2016, the second edition of the global Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) was released by the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF). This new edition ranks Danone among the top 3 performing food companies, along with Unilever and Nestlé.

This global rating index ranks major international food & beverage manufacturers on their nutrition-related policies, practices and performance worldwide with a double scope: obesity & diet-related chronic diseases as well as under-nutrition.

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Danone and B Lab announce a partnership to pave the way for B Corp certification of multinational companies

17.12.2015

Danone and B Lab announce today an open source cooperation agreement that aims to
accelerate the process for large, publicly listed multinationals to become certified as B Corps.

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Danone and Veolia announce unique global alliance focusing on natural resource management to meet the challenge of climate change

04.12.2015

Danone and Veolia today announced an innovative strategic partnership focusing on the water cycle, waste management, sustainable agriculture and energy efficiency, to meet the challenge of climate change. Creating economic, social and environmental value, this global alliance is one of a kind. It is part of Danone’s new climate policy, which calls for zero net carbon emissions by 2050 for operations within its direct and shared scope of responsibility.

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Danone invests €240 million in new facility to capitalize on growing demand for its Early Life Nutrition brands

02.12.2015

Danone today announced that it is investing €240 million to build a new plant for its Early Life Nutrition business. With this investment, Danone will capitalize on strong and growing demand for its international early life nutrition brands, including Aptamil and Nutrilon, for both standard and specialized products. The state-of-the-art facility will be built in Cuijk in the Netherlands, and will start production in late 2017.

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Danone announces the execution of a final sale agreement of Dumex (China) to Yashili

02.12.2015

Following the press release issued on July 24, 2015 announcing the conclusion of a preliminary agreement with Yashili and Mengniu, Danone today announced the execution of a final sale agreement of Dumex in China to Yashili, for a total €150 million.

 

 

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Danone launches a successful €750 million bond issue

Danone launches a successful €750 million bond issue

25.11.2015

Danone announced the successful launch of a €750 million bond issue in euros on November 23,
2015.

Contributing to the financing of Danone and its development, this issue enables the Company to
extend the maturity of its debt in a market favorable to quality bond issues.

The €750 million bond issue, priced at mid-swap +67 basis points, pays a coupon of 1.25%, and
was widely subscribed by a diversified investor base. The bonds will be listed on Euronext Paris.
Danone is rated A-, negative outlook, by Standard & Poor’s and Baa1, stable outlook, by Moody’s.

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Danone commits to ambitious new climate policy Target: zero net carbon emissions within its direct and shared scope of responsibility

Danone commits to ambitious new climate policy Target: zero net carbon emissions within its direct and shared scope of responsibility

09.11.2015

Danone today announced that it has committed to a new climate policy targeting zero
net carbon emissions within its full scope, i.e. direct and shared scope of
responsibility. To achieve this target, Danone will co-create solutions with its
ecosystem, including farming communities, suppliers, customers and consumers.
This new climate policy will enable Danone to strengthen the resilience of its global
food chain and pave the way for sustainable business growth.

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Danone and Mérieux NutriSciences enter into a global food safety partnership

Danone and Mérieux NutriSciences enter into a global food safety partnership

02.11.2015

Danone and Mérieux NutriSciences have today entered into a worldwide food safety partnership covering strategic fields for both companies. The partnership will run for an indefinite period.

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Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2015

Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2015

19.10.2015

Solid organic growth with third-quarter sales up +4.6%[1]
Full-year 2015 targets confirmed

[1] Like-for-like, see pages 6 and 7 for details on calculation of financial indicators not defined in IFRS

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Evian celebrates Terragr’Eau, the first ever collective methanization site designed to protect watershed and foster the sustainability of local farming

Evian celebrates Terragr’Eau, the first ever collective methanization site designed to protect watershed and foster the sustainability of local farming

16.10.2015

On the Gavot Plateau on the banks of Lake Geneva in Haute Savoie, a group made up over 40 farmers, 16 local authorities, and Evian, part of the Danone Group, have joined forces to protect Evian's natural mineral water watershed and reinforce sustainable farming practices. From this ambition was born Terragr'Eau, a methanizion site that is result of a long cooperation between local stakeholders. The innovative methanizer will, for the very first time in France, merge the transition to green energy in the area, and has secured two national certifications, even before its scheduled launch in 2016.

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The Danone Ecosystem Fund celebrates its 5th anniversary

The Danone Ecosystem Fund celebrates its 5th anniversary

12.10.2015

On October 8-9, the Danone Ecosystem Fund invited 300 guests—all contributors to
Fund projects—to celebrate its fifth year in operation. A public-interest initiative that
works in partnership with 48 NGOs, the Danone Ecosystem Fund is dedicated to
creating positive change for communities, businesses and the environment. In the
past five years, it has launched 60 projects in 27 countries, improving daily life for
2.2 million people.

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2015 First-Half Results

2015 First-Half Results

24.07.2015
  • Solid and profitable organic growth in the first half with:
     -Sales[1] up +4.6%[2] in the first half and up +4.5%[2] in
    the second quarter
     -Trading operating margin[3] up +53 basis points[2]
  • Full-year targets confirmed

[1] Net sales
[2] Like-for-like: see pages 9-12 for details on calculation of financial indicators not defined in IFRS
[3] See pages 9-12 for details on calculation of financial indicators not defined in IFRS

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Result of the option to receive the 2014 dividend payment in shares

Result of the option to receive the 2014 dividend payment in shares

01.06.2015

The Shareholders’ Meeting, held on April 29, 2015 in Paris, has approved the proposed dividend,
related to the 2014 fiscal year, of € 1.50 per share and has decided to offer each shareholder the
possibility to receive the dividend in cash or in DANONE shares.
The option period was open from Thursday May 7, 2015 to Thursday May 21, 2015 included. At
the end of the option period, 65.95% of rights were exercised in favor of the 2014 dividend
payment in shares.

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2015 Danone Shareholders’ Meeting

2015 Danone Shareholders’ Meeting

29.04.2015

Danone’s shareholders approved all resolutions during the Shareholders’ Meeting held today.
52.51% of Danone’s total outstanding share capital was present or represented at this Shareholders’ Meeting.

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2015 First-Quarter Sales

2015 First-Quarter Sales

15.04.2015

Solid organic growth with first-quarter sales up +4.8%,
in line with roadmap
Full-year 2015 targets confirmed

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Danone appoints Lorna Davis and Pascal De Petrini to the Executive Committee to shape the “Danone 2020” initiative

16.03.2015

In order to shape the “Danone 2020” initiative, Danone today announces it has appointed Lorna Davis and Pascal De Petrini to two newly created roles.

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2014 Full-Year Results

20.02.2015

2014 results in line with expectations
Sales[1] up +4.7%[2]
Trading operating margin[3] of 12.59% (-12 bps[2])
Free cash-flow of €1.4 billion, excluding exceptional items
2015 targets
Organic growth in sales[1] of between +4% and +5%[2]
Slight growth in trading operating margin[2]

[1] Net sales
[2] Like-for-like: see pages 12 to 15 for details on calculation of financial indicators not defined in IFRS
[3] See pages 12 to 15 for details on calculation of financial indicators not defined in IFRS

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Danone & Mars, Incorporated, to be founding investors behind Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming, an innovative platform open to all companies

03.02.2015

New fund to invest 120 million euros in the next 10 years to implement projects in Africa,
Asia and Latin America, helping more than 200,000 smallholder farmers and 2 million
people and boosting the sustainability of their crops.

For more information, download the press kit here

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Danone opens trading on Euronext markets, celebrating successful €1.3 billion bond issue

22.01.2015

Euronext, the leading exchange in the Eurozone, today congratulated Danone on the success of its dual-tranche €1.3 billion bond issue.

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Danone launches a successful dual-tranche €1.3 billion bond issue

06.01.2015

Danone announced the successful launch of a €1.3 billion dual-tranche bond issue in euros on January 7, 2015.

An integral part of financing for Danone and its development, this issue enables the group to extend the maturity of its debt in a market favorable to quality bond issues.

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Danone confirms strategic priorities and strengthens management team

11.12.2014

Meeting on December 11, Danone’s Board of Directors chaired by Franck Riboud reviewed the company’s situation and prospects.

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Danone acquires an additional 21.75% equity interest in Centrale Laitière (Morocco)

02.11.2014

Danone is to acquire an additional 21.75% interest in Centrale Laitière (Morocco) from SNI for an amount of €278 million. The transaction will raise Danone’s equity stake in Centrale Laitière to 90.86%.

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Danone and Mengniu expand their strategic alliance to infant milk formula in China

30.10.2014
  • Danone is to subscribe to a private placement by Yashili, one of China’s leading infant milk companies. Upon completion of the subscription, Mengniu, currently Yashili’s majority shareholder, will hold a 51.0% equity interest and Danone will hold 25.0%.
  • Danone and Mengniu want to use this expanded alliance to grow Yashili and develop a wide range of products that meet the very highest standards in this category.
  • Through their alliance, Danone, Mengniu and Yashili intend to expand and strengthen their cooperation in the infant milk formula (IMF) business in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The parties will study the possibility of a minority equity investment by Yashili in Danone’s subsidiary Dumex China.
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Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2014

14.10.2014

+6.9% organic growth in the third quarter

Solid underlying trends across all businesses

Full-year targets for 2014 confirmed

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Danone Nutricia Research, key sponsor of the Probiotics throughout the Lifespan symposium at Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition, to continue to promote the science and research on probiotics

24.09.2014

Danone Nutricia Research, one of the key sponsors of the September 22nd and 23rd Harvard Medical School Division of Nutrition symposium on gut microbiota, probiotics and their impact throughout the lifespan, announces its continued support of research in the field of probiotics in food for health.

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Impact on gut microbiota of a fermented milk product containing probiotics revealed by new technology

10.09.2014

Scientists from INRA and Danone Nutricia Research have shown the effect of a fermented milk product containing probiotics on the gut microbiota, using a novel high resolution bioinformatics tool. The product affected certain gut bacteria without changing the global composition of the microbial community. These findings, published in Scientific Reports on 11 September 2014, open new perspectives to understand the effects of probiotics on our health.

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Change in Danone’s Governance

01.09.2014

Chairman and CEO functions to be separated, with Chairman’s duties strengthened

Franck Riboud remains Chairman of the Board

Emmanuel Faber appointed Chief Executive Officer

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2014 First-Half Results

24.07.2014

Net sales up +2.2% like-for-like in the first half and up +2.3% like-for-like in the second quarter of 2014

Trading operating margin for H1 2014 in line with roadmap at 11.27% (-159 basis points like-for-like)

Full-year targets for 2014 confirmed

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Danone partners with Brookside, East Africa’s leading Dairy Products company

17.07.2014

Danone and Brookside’s shareholders today announced an agreement allowing Danone to acquire a 40% interest in Brookside’s holding company. With 2013 revenues of around €130 million, Brookside is East Africa’s leading Dairy Products group. Established in Kenya in 1993, Brookside operates a unique distribution platform enabling a daily access to over 200,000 outlets. The company manages the largest milk collection network in East Africa, with 140,000 farmers in the region.

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DANONE NUTRICIA RESEARCH ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF ITS E-MAGAZINE, THE NUTRIJOURNAL, TO SHARE THE LATEST NEWS ON HEALTH AND FOOD

29.06.2014

The NutriJournal opens the doors to the pioneering science and research behind Danone’s scientific expertise on Fresh dairy products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition, Medical Nutrition.

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Danone announces plan to close plants in Casale Cremasco (Italy), Hagenow (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary)

10.06.2014

Since 2010, a lasting downturn in the European economy and consumer spending has led to a significant decline in sales in this region. While European sales volumes now show signs of gradual improvement, the group’s Fresh Dairy Products division in Europe has seen overall business fall back, with local cases of surplus capacity.

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Result of the option to receive the 2013 dividend payment in shares

27.05.2014

The Shareholders’ Meeting, held on April 29, 2014 in Paris, has approved the proposed dividend, related to the 2013 fiscal year, of € 1.45 per share and has decided to offer each shareholder the possibility to receive the dividend in cash or in DANONE shares.

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2014 Danone Shareholders’ Meeting

28.04.2014

Danone’s shareholders approved all resolutions during the Shareholders’ Meeting held today.
52.2% of Danone’s total outstanding share capital was present or represented at this Shareholders’ Meeting.

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2014 First-Quarter Sales

2014 First-Quarter Sales

15.04.2014

+2.2% organic growth in the first quarter, in line with Group roadmap.

Full-year targets for 2014 confirmed

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Danone Announces Global Partnership between Activia and Shakira For Its New ‘Dare To Feel Good’ Campaign

Danone Announces Global Partnership between Activia and Shakira For Its New ‘Dare To Feel Good’ Campaign

11.03.2014

Today sees the launch of Activia's exciting partnership with global icon, Shakira, as the Colombian-born superstar supports the yogurt brand’s new ‘Dare to Feel Good’ campaign. The international collaboration will bring to life Activia’s ‘Feeling Good Starts from Within’ initiative with a new dance-themed creative that celebrates making inner health and well-being.

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2013 Full-Year Results

2013 Full-Year Results

19.02.2014

2013 results:

Net Sales up +4.8% like-for-like. Trading operating margin (-81 bps) and free cash-flow (€1,549 million excluding exceptional items) in line with revised targets

2014 targets:

Like-for-like Net Sales growth of between +4.5% and +5.5%. Trading operating margin stable within a range of -20 bps and +20 bps. Free cash-flow of around €1.5 billion excluding exceptional items.

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Danone raises its stake in China’s leading dairy company Mengniu

Danone raises its stake in China’s leading dairy company Mengniu

11.02.2014

Danone today announced an agreement, together with COFCO Dairy Investments, to subscribe a reserved rights issue by China’s leading dairy company Mengniu, raising its interest in this company from 4.0% to 9.9% for an investment of €486 million.

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Danone sets terms for continued partnership with Fonterra and initiates legal proceedings

Danone sets terms for continued partnership with Fonterra and initiates legal proceedings

07.01.2014

On August 2, 2013, Fonterra issued an alert concerning a possible contamination of certain ingredients supplied to Danone. Additional tests revealed later on that it was in fact a false alert. This affair illustrates serious failings on Fonterra’s part in applying the quality standards required in the food industry. Danone is terminating its existing supply contract with Fonterra and making any further collaboration contingent on a commitment by its supplier to full transparency and compliance with the cutting-edge food safety procedures applied to all products supplied to Danone.

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Danone chooses GroupM for its media strategy in Europe

Danone chooses GroupM for its media strategy in Europe

12.11.2013

To enhance the effectiveness of its media investments, Danone has decided to bring all media activities for its four business lines in Europe together under a single partner. In May 2013, the Group launched a tender to this effect in 24 European countries and has selected GroupM based on responses.

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Danone launches a successful €1 billion bond issue

Danone launches a successful €1 billion bond issue

06.11.2013

 

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Danone announced the successful launch of a € 1 billion 8-year bond issue in euros on November 7th, 2013.

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Danone joins forces with Damate to produce quality milk in Russia

Danone joins forces with Damate to produce quality milk in Russia

31.10.2013

November 1st, 2013 - Russia. On 1 November, Danone announced that it had signed a co-finance deal with the Russian firm Damate for the construction of several dairy farms in Russia, in order to guarantee the production of quality milk. The farms will be built in the central Tyumen region and the Republic of Bashkortostan.

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Danone to join The Abraaj Group in the acquisition of Fan Milk International, a leading dairy products player in West Africa

Danone to join The Abraaj Group in the acquisition of Fan Milk International, a leading dairy products player in West Africa

23.10.2013

Danone and The Abraaj Group (“Abraaj”), a leading investor operating in growth markets, today announced a partnership agreement whereby Danone will join Abraaj in the acquisition of Fan Milk International (“Fan Milk”).

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Official Announcement: Brazil will host the Danone Nations Cup 2014 World Final!

Official Announcement: Brazil will host the Danone Nations Cup 2014 World Final!

20.10.2013

October 21st, 2013. In 2014, the Danone Nations Cup World Final will be held in Brazil… the land of football! The Danone Nations Cup is the world’s biggest football tournament for children aged 10 to 12. Throughout this competition, the values of Fair Play, Openness, Sharing and Pleasure are promoted to all involved. Each year since its creation in 2000, 2.5 million children from all 4 corners of the world participate in the event. Throughout the 32 participating countries local and national finals are organized, whereby the winning team represents their respective country at the World Final.

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Appointment to the Executive Committee Marc Benoit named Executive Vice President, Human Resources

Appointment to the Executive Committee Marc Benoit named Executive Vice President, Human Resources

20.10.2013

Starting January 1, 2014, Muriel Pénicaud, currently Executive Vice President, Human Resources, will focus on governance and social responsibility. Marc Benoit will succeed her as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, reporting to Emmanuel Faber, Co-Chief Operating Officer.

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Sales in the third quarter and first nine months 2013

Sales in the third quarter and first nine months 2013

15.10.2013
  • Organic growth for the first nine months: +5.5%
  • Strong underlying dynamics across all businesses
  • Impact of false safety alert in Asia
  • 2013 targets adjusted
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Danone launches Danio, a low-fat, high-protein snack positioned on the French snack food market

Danone launches Danio, a low-fat, high-protein snack positioned on the French snack food market

01.10.2013

October 2013 - France. Danone announced the impending launch of the high-protein, low-fat snack Danio in France in early 2014. “This is a new segment which doesn’t exist in France yet, but which fulfils the current expectations of consumers when it comes to snack foods,” explains Olivier Delamea, Managing Director of Danone Fresh Dairy Products France. According to him, “French people are increasingly eating between the three main meals. 80% of them snack during the day.”

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A TRIBUTE TO PURITY

A TRIBUTE TO PURITY

30.09.2013

October 2013. The natural mineral water evian® is perpetuating its history with fashion by teaming up with the famous couturier Elie Saab. The latest in a line of seven associations with leading fashion designers, 2014’s limited edition evian® bottle sees the two brands join forces to pay tribute to purity. The bottle is decorated with a lace pattern that is reminiscent of the femininity and elegance which feature so prominently in Elie Saab's collections. This delicate white lace designed with architectural accuracy is a signature of the Elie Saab fashion house and brings added refinement to the clean lines of the bottle’s silhouette. The end result reflects and symbolises the immaculate craftsmanship and sophistication for which the two brands are renowned.

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Danone opens a new R&D centre, Nutricia Research, in Utrecht

Danone opens a new R&D centre, Nutricia Research, in Utrecht

29.09.2013

September 30th, 2013 – Utrecht, Netherlands. Positioned at the cutting edge of science and technology, the new Utrecht research facility will strengthen the Group’s leadership position by bringing a significant part of Danone’s R&D expertise in the highly promising areas of early life nutrition and advanced medical nutrition — nearly 400 people — together under one roof.

http://oursocialmedia.com/france/danone-opens-nutricia-research-center-in-utrecht/

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The Evian Championship, the first golf major in Continental Europe

The Evian Championship, the first golf major in Continental Europe

11.09.2013

September 12th, 2013 – France. From September 12th to 15th, Continental Europe will host the 1st golf major in its history: The Evian Championship. After the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship, the US Women’s Open and the Women’s British Open, this newcomer on the Majors scene will hold a strategic position at the end of the season and will crown the world’s greatest women golfers.

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DANONE INVESTS 40 MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS BOUCHERVILLE PLANT WITH SUPPORT FROM THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT

DANONE INVESTS 40 MILLION DOLLARS IN ITS BOUCHERVILLE PLANT WITH SUPPORT FROM THE QUEBEC GOVERNMENT

05.09.2013

September 6th, 2013 – Canada. On September 6th, 2013, Danone in Canada, alongside Ms. Pauline Marois, Premier of Quebec, and Ms. Élaine Zakaïb, the minister responsible for Industrial Policy and the Economic Development Bank of Quebec, announced a $40 million investment in its Boucherville head office plant, for the production of its OIKOS Greek yogurt. “This investment not only confirms Danone's role as a major agent of economic development in Quebec, but reasserts its leadership as the country's largest yogurt producer,” said Nick Krzyzaniak, President and CEO of Danone in Canada.

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Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt to Return to the Super Bowl

Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt to Return to the Super Bowl

02.09.2013

September 3rd, 2013 - White Plains, New York, US. The Dannon Company announced  that its popular Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt brand will again advertise in the Super Bowl, scheduled for February 2, 2014. “Dannon Oikos is becoming a household name because people love its great taste and nutritional benefits, especially its protein, and the brand is a real innovator in the yogurt category,” said Sergio Fuster, Chief Marketing Officer for The Dannon Company. “Millions of Americans are embracing Greek yogurt for its nutritional benefits, and Dannon Oikos has all of those benefits along with great taste. Men and women alike are huge fans of Oikos, and advertising during the single largest television viewing event in the USA is a natural fit.”

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Danone welcomes the findings of the New Zealand authorities' investigation of Fonterra which conclude that all ingredients used by Danone are in full compliance with the highest standards of quality

Danone welcomes the findings of the New Zealand authorities' investigation of Fonterra which conclude that all ingredients used by Danone are in full compliance with the highest standards of quality

29.08.2013

Following a statement by the New Zealand government and Fonterra on August 2nd warning that batches of ingredients supplied by Fonterra to four Danone plants in Asia-Pacific might be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria, the Group recalled selected infant formula products from sale in eight markets(1) of this region as a precautionary measure. The warning was lifted on August 28th when New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) concluded after several weeks of tests that there was no Clostridium botulinum in any of the batches concerned.

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Danone acquires YoCrunch, a mix-in toppings specialist, to support continued yogurt growth in the USA

Danone acquires YoCrunch, a mix-in toppings specialist, to support continued yogurt growth in the USA

08.08.2013

Danone announce today that it has acquired 100% of YoCrunch’s share capital. Founded in 1985, YoCrunch makes yogurt with crunchy toppings packaged separately, in part through licensing agreements with well-known national brands such as M&Ms and Oreo. With net sales of $110 million and sustained double-digit growth in recent years, the company is now the market leader of the yogurt with toppers segment.

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Dannon brings free yogurt and coupons to downtown Chicago on August 1

Dannon brings free yogurt and coupons to downtown Chicago on August 1

30.07.2013

July 31st, 2013 – Chicago, US. To encourage Chicagoans to eat yogurt every day, about 300 employees of The Dannon Company will be handing out more than 17,000 cups of yogurt on Thursday, August 1 from 1 to 3 PM. It is part of Dannon's mission to educate Americans about the benefits of eating yogurt every day. Dannon employees will hit the streets of downtown Chicago to share the benefits of eating yogurt every day while distributing the free samples, while supplies last, plus about 40,000 coupons for Dannon products.

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2013 First-Half Results

2013 First-Half Results

28.07.2013
  • Solid growth in H1 2013 sales, up +6.0% like-for-like and +5.6% as reported
  • Second-quarter trends confirm a good start to the year, with sales up +6.5% like-forlike and reported sales up +6.7%, reflecting the strongest growth in volume in the past eight quarters
  • Sales growth held at over +10% in emerging markets/North America as a whole in Q2, while in Europe the decline was lower than in the previous quarter (-3.0%)
  • Trading operating margin of 13.34% in H1 2013, with a decline similar to that observed in 2012 (-49 bps), in line with targets
  • Underlying fully diluted earnings per share at €1.48, steady like-for-like and down -2.4% from 2012 as reported
  • Free cash-flow in H1 2013 at €714 million excluding exceptional items
  • Full-year 2013 targets confirmed: sales growth of at least +5%, trading operating margin down by between -50 and -30 bps, and free cash-flow of around €2 billion excluding exceptional items
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Notification of availability of Danone’s 2013 interim financial report

Notification of availability of Danone’s 2013 interim financial report

28.07.2013

Danone announces that its interim financial report for the six-month period ended June 30, 2013 is publicly available and accessible on line at : finance.danone.com (section: regulated information).

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Danone and Starbucks Announce Strategic Agreement to Create and Develop an Exclusive Line of Evolution Fresh, Inspired by Dannon-branded Fresh Dairy Products

Danone and Starbucks Announce Strategic Agreement to Create and Develop an Exclusive Line of Evolution Fresh, Inspired by Dannon-branded Fresh Dairy Products

22.07.2013

Danone (EN Paris: BN), the world’s leading producer of fresh dairy products, and Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX), the world’s leading coffee retailer and roaster of specialty coffees, today announced a strategic agreement to offer a jointly created and developed selection of new, healthy specialty yogurt products in participating Starbucks stores and in grocery channels. This will advance Danone’s ambition to expand yogurt consumption in the U.S., while growing Starbucks health and wellness offerings for its customers under the company’s Evolution Fresh brand.

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Danone acquires Nutrimed in Brazil

Danone acquires Nutrimed in Brazil

21.07.2013

July 2013 – Brazil. Danone Medical Nutrition has gone a step further in its expansion in Brazil and Latin America by acquiring the local nutrition company Nutrimed, which includes a production unit located in Fortaleza, Ceará. Created in 1993, Nutrimed is a pioneer in the production of high-quality medical nutrition and its range is complementary to that of Danone, offering products for tube feeding, oral supplements and nutritional supplements for weight management.

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Danone announces the creation of a joint-venture with Norbert Dentressangle in Russia to offer logistics for fresh products

Danone announces the creation of a joint-venture with Norbert Dentressangle in Russia to offer logistics for fresh products

08.07.2013

July 9th, 2013 – Russia. Danone announces the creation of a 50/50 joint-venture with Norbert Dentressangle to provide temperature-controlled logistics and transport of fresh products across Russia. The logistics and transport company will now be responsible for the distribution of fresh products in Russia, to improve both the production and the quality of Danone’s services.

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Danone launches a successful € 500 million bond issue

Danone launches a successful € 500 million bond issue

20.06.2013

Danone today announced the successful launch of a € 500 million 10-year bond issue in euros on June 21st, 2013.

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Danone launches a successful €650 million bond issue

Danone launches a successful €650 million bond issue

02.06.2013

Danone today announced the successful launch of a €650 million 6-year bond issue in euros on June 3rd, 2013.

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COFCO, Mengniu and Danone Join Forces to Accelerate the Development of Fresh Dairy Products in China

COFCO, Mengniu and Danone Join Forces to Accelerate the Development of Fresh Dairy Products in China

19.05.2013

COFCO, the State-owned largest food company in China, has signed an agreement with Danone, pursuant to which the two parties will form a joint-venture. COFCO has agreed to sell 148,014,022 shares in China Mengniu (a Hong-Kong listed company) to the jointventure. COFCO and Danone will own 51% and 49% respectively in the newly formed company. After the transaction, COFCO will continue to be the single largest shareholder in Mengniu.

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Danone acquires Happy Family, one of the fastest-growing premium organic baby food companies in the US

Danone acquires Happy Family, one of the fastest-growing premium organic baby food companies in the US

12.05.2013

Danone announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire an equity interest of over 90% in Happy Family, the fourth largest contender in the US baby food market.

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Danone signs partnership agreement with Sirma and strengthens its position in the water market in Turkey

Danone signs partnership agreement with Sirma and strengthens its position in the water market in Turkey

05.05.2013

Danone today announced it had signed an agreement that will enable it to acquire a 50.1% interest in Sirma, one of the leading players in the Turkish water market.

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Danone and Yakult agree on new cooperation framework to replace existing strategic alliance

Danone and Yakult agree on new cooperation framework to replace existing strategic alliance

25.04.2013

In 2004 Danone and Yakult signed a strategic alliance aimed at strengthening their global leadership in probiotics and accelerating the growth of both companies in the functional food market. Under this alliance several collaboration projects in probiotics research and promotion have been undertaken, as well as commercial joint ventures in India and Vietnam.

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2013 Annual General Meeting of Danone

2013 Annual General Meeting of Danone

24.04.2013

Danone’s shareholders voted in favour of all resolutions during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) that was held today.

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Octave 2013: an intergenerational and intercompany transformation programme

Octave 2013: an intergenerational and intercompany transformation programme

17.04.2013

April 18th, 2013 – France. Run for the first time in 2012, the Octave Programme was held in Evian from April 16th to 18th, 2013 for the second year and was a resounding success. This success is largely due to the talent, passion and dynamism of all involved, as well as the relevance of the subject:  it is part of the inevitable movement in companies towards networking structures, and promoting increased sharing of knowledge and skills, where behavioural diversity is an asset.

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2013 First-Quarter Sales

2013 First-Quarter Sales

15.04.2013

Solid start to the year:

  • organic growth +5.6% in the first quarter
  • full-year targets for 2013 confirmed
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Convening to combined shareholders' meeting of April 25th, 2013

Convening to combined shareholders' meeting of April 25th, 2013

02.04.2013

Danone informs its Shareholders that its Combined Shareholders’ Meeting will take place on Thursday April 25, 2013, at 2:30PM, at Carrousel du Louvre – 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris.

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In Indonesia, Aqua has been rewarded by the United Nations for its contribution to the Millenium Development Goals

In Indonesia, Aqua has been rewarded by the United Nations for its contribution to the Millenium Development Goals

26.03.2013

March 27th, 2013 - Indonesia. Aqua, Danone’s water brand in Indonesia, has been rewarded by the United Nations for its contribution to the Millenium Development Goals. Three projects have been rewarded:

  • School Supporting Program
  • Program Water Access, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Program Sekolah Sahabat Mata Air

     

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Danone Narang Beverages launches B'lue, a new generation restoration drink

Danone Narang Beverages launches B'lue, a new generation restoration drink

25.03.2013

March 26th, 2013 – Mumbai, India. Danone Narang Beverages, a joint-venture between the French group Danone and the Indian business house Narang Group, today announced the national launch of B'lue, a delicious new restoration drink that enlivens you in body, mind and mood. With the launch, this beverage opens a new segment in the Indian ready-to-drink beverage segment.

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Danone Publishes its 2012 Registration Document

Danone Publishes its 2012 Registration Document

19.03.2013

Danone has filed its 2012 Registration Document (Document de Référence 2012) with the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) on March 19, 2013.

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Danone lance avec succès une émission obligataire de 750 millions d'euros

Danone lance avec succès une émission obligataire de 750 millions d'euros

26.02.2013

Danone annonce le succès du lancement, le 20 novembre 2012, d’une émission obligataire en euros, d’un montant de 750 millions d’euros et d’une maturité de 5 ans.

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Danone launches successful €750 million bond issue

Danone launches successful €750 million bond issue

19.11.2012

Danone today announced the successful launch of a €750 million 5-year bond issue on November 20, 2012.

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Danone finalizes increase in its interest in Centrale Laitière (Morocco) to 67.0%

Danone finalizes increase in its interest in Centrale Laitière (Morocco) to 67.0%

21.02.2013

Following its announcement on June 27, 2012, Danone today finalized its acquisition of exclusive control (67.0%) of Centrale Laitière by acquiring part of SNI's shareholding for a total €543 million. Since 2001, the Group had held 29.2% of this company's capital.

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2012 Full-Year Results

2012 Full-Year Results

18.02.2013
  • Sales over €20 billion, up +5.4%
  • Trading operating margin down 50 bps• Free cash-flow over €2 billion
  • 2013 targets : A solid year of transition on the way to profitable growth in 2014
  • Sales growth of at least +5%
  • Trading operating margin down, by between -50 bps and -30 bps
  • Free cash-flow held steady at around €2 billion excluding exceptional items
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Danone presents the organizational part of its plan for savings and adaptation in Europe

18.02.2013

To address a lasting downturn in the European economy and consumer trends that have led to a significant decline in its sales in the region, Danone announced on December 13, 2012 that it was preparing a cost-reduction and adaptation plan for its organizations to win back its competitive edge.
In keeping with that announcement and following a period of in-depth analysis, information on the plan is being presented today to Danone’s European Works Council.

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Danone prepares a plan to generate savings and regain its competitive edge in Europe

Danone prepares a plan to generate savings and regain its competitive edge in Europe

12.12.2012

To address a lasting downturn in the European economy and consumer trends that have led to a significant decline in its sales in the region, Danone is preparing a cost reduction and adaptation plan to win back its competitive edge.

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Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2012

Sales in the third quarter and first nine months of 2012

16.10.2012
  • Sales for the first nine months of 2012 are up +8.3% as reported and +5.6% like-for-like
  • Third-quarter sales show growth of +9.4% as reported and +5.0% like-for-like, reflecting increases in both volume (+1.6%) and value (+3.4%)
  • Overall performance was solid, with contrasts from region to region: sales grew by over 10% in emerging markets and North America combined, and declined in Europe as deterioration continued in Southern Europe
  • Danone reconfirms its full-year targets for 2012: sales growth of +5-7%, operating margin down 50 bps, and free cash flow of €2 billion
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2012 First-Half Results

2012 First-Half Results

26.07.2012
  • Solid growth in H1 2012 sales of +7.7% as reported and +5.9% like-for-like
  • Second quarter in line with expectations, marked by a high basis for comparison in 2011 in the Waters division; reported sales up +7.8% and like-for-like sales up +5.0%
  • Sales up in all divisions, with variations from one region to the next including a decline in Europe and double-digit growth[3 in the rest of the world
  • Trading operating margin in line with expectations at 13.85% (-61bps)
  • Underlying fully diluted earnings per share up +4.7% at €1.51 as reported, and up +2.5% like-for-like
  • Free cash flow at €890 million
  • New full-year targets for 2012 confirmed: sales growth of 5-7%, operating margin down50 bps, and free cash flow at €2 billion
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Notification of availability of Danone’s 2012 interim financial report

Notification of availability of Danone’s 2012 interim financial report

26.07.2012

Danone announces that its interim financial report for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 is publicly available and accessible on line at: finance.danone.com (section: regulated information).

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Danone becomes majority shareholder of Centrale Laitière in Morocco

Danone becomes majority shareholder of Centrale Laitière in Morocco

26.06.2012

Danone is raising its interest in Centrale Laitière to 67.0% by acquiring part of SNI’s shareholding for a total €550 million.

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Danone decides to adjust operating margin target and reiterates sales growth and free cash flow targets for 2012

Danone decides to adjust operating margin target and reiterates sales growth and free cash flow targets for 2012

18.06.2012

In February this year, Danone set clear priorities for 2012: developing its product categories, pursuing investment in countries with high growth potential, particularly those that Danone calls “MICRUB” and supporting operations and brands in Western Europe.

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Danone successfully places an inaugural bond issue in US dollars

Danone successfully places an inaugural bond issue in US dollars

29.05.2012

Danone today announced the successful launch of a $850 million 10-year bond on May 29, 2012.

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2012 Annual General Meeting of Danone

2012 Annual General Meeting of Danone

25.04.2012

Danone’s shareholders voted in favour of all resolutions during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) that was held today.

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2012 First-Quarter Sales

2012 First-Quarter Sales

16.04.2012
  • Danone reported sales up +7.6% in Q1 2012, while the like-for-like increase was +6.9%
  • Volume growth up +2.2%, in line with the previous quarter
  • Growth in all divisions and all regions
  • 2012 full-year targets confirmed
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Combined General Meeting of April 26th, 2012

Combined General Meeting of April 26th, 2012

03.04.2012

Danone informs its Shareholders that its Combined General Meeting will take place on Thursday April 26th, 2012, at 2:30 pm, at Carrousel du Louvre – 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris.

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Danone Publishes its Registration Document 2011

20.03.2012

Danone has filed its Registration Document 2011 (‘Document de Référence 2011’) with the French Financial Markets Authority (‘Autorité des Marchés Financiers’) on March 21st 2012.

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2011 Full-Year Results

14.02.2012
  • Vigorous growth in 2011 sales: +13.6% as reported and +7.8% like for like
  • Fourth quarter gains in line with full-year trend, with sales up +7.8% like for like
  • Growth in sales volume: +3.0% in 2011 and +2.2% in the fourth quarter
  • Strong performance in all regions and all divisions
  • Trading operating margin: 14.72% in 2011, +20 bps higher than in 2010, in line with the target set at the beginning of the year
  • Underlying fully diluted EPS of €2.89, up +6.5% as reported and +8.8% like for like
  • Free cash flow up + 9.4% to €1,874 million
  • Dividend of €1.39 per share, up +6.9%, will be proposed to this year’s General Meeting of Shareholders
  • Unimilk’s performance in line with 2011 priorities: return to profitability and integration with Danone Russia
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Danone to cancel 6.6 million treasury shares further to change in covering former stock-option plans

25.10.2011

In October 2009, Danone ended its allocation of stock options, replacing them with performance shares. At 30 September 2011, stock-option plans still in effect represented 12.6 million unexercised options or 1.94% of its capital.

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Sales in the third quarter and the first nine months of 2011

17.10.2011
  • Sales for the first nine months of 2011 are up +14.3% as reported and +7.7% like for like
  • Third-quarter show organic growth of +5.9% reflecting increases in both volume (+1.5%) and value (+4.4%); all divisions report growth
  • Unimilk’s performance is in line with priorities for integration, steady sales
  • Full-year targets for 2011 confirmed
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Danone launches successful €500 million bond issue

20.09.2011

Danone today announced the successful launch of a €500 million 5-year bond issue on September 21, 2011.

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Appointments to the Executive Committee: Thomas Kunz named Executive Vice President, Fresh Dairy Products; Francisco Camacho named Executive Vice President, Waters

13.09.2011

Effective October 1, 2011:

  • Thomas Kunz is appointed Executive Vice President, Fresh Dairy Products, replacing Jordi Constans who is leaving Danone to pursue his career outside the Group. A Swiss national, Thomas Kunz has served as Executive Vice President, Waters since 2004. He previously held a number of positions in Fresh Dairy Products, including head of subsidiaries in the United States and Mexico.
  • Francisco Camacho, a Mexican national, is appointed Executive Vice President, Waters. He was previously head of Latin American operations for the Fresh Dairy Products division, and with this new position joins the Group’s Executive Committee. Francisco Camacho will be replaced in his previous position by Rafaël Pamias Romero, who currently heads the Waters Division’s Latin American operations.
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Danone to acquire nutrition business of India’s Wockhardt Group

01.08.2011

Under the agreement, Danone will acquire Wockhardt’s nutrition business and brands as well as its related industrial operations from Carol Info Service (located in Punjab, India) for a total of approximately € 250 million.

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Notification of availability of Danone’s interim financial report for the period ended June 30th, 2011

27.07.2011

Danone announces that its interim financial report for the period ended June 30th, 2011 is publicly available and accessible on line at: finance.danone.com (Section: regulated information)

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2011 First-Half Results

27.07.2011
  • Strong growth in sales in H1 2011
  • Trading operating margin in line with our targets
  • Full-year targets for 2011 confirmed
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2011 Annual General Meeting of Danone

27.04.2011

Danone’s shareholders voted in favour of all resolutions during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) that was held today.

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2011 First-Quarter Sales

13.04.2011
  • Danone reported sales rose +19.6% in Q1 2011, while the like-for-like rise was +8.5%, making this the best quarterly performance since Q1 2008
  • Growth was balanced, underpinned by rises in volume (+5.0% in Q1 2011) and in value (+3.5% in Q1 2011)
  • Business accelerated in all divisions and all regions
  • Double-digit growth in Danone’s priority markets: Russia, the USA, Indonesia, China, Mexico and Brazil
  • Excellent performance in Waters and Baby Nutrition
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Danone names Jean-Philippe Paré as Executive Vice President, Research & Development

12.04.2011

Jean-Philippe Paré, currently President of Kraft Foods France, will be taking up the position of Executive Vice President, Research and Development, with Danone on May 2, also becoming a member of the Executive Committee. He will replace Sven Thormahlen, who has decided to move on to a new professional challenge.

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Combined General Meeting of April 28th, 2011

07.04.2011

Danone informs its Shareholders that its Combined General Meeting will take place on Thursday April 28th, 2011, at 2:30 pm, at Carrousel du Louvre – 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris.

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Danone Publishes its Registration Document 2008

22.03.2009

Groupe Danone has filed its Registration Document 2008 (‘Document de Référence 2008’) with the French Financial Markets Authority (‘Autorité des Marchés Financiers’) on March 20, 2009.

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Changes for Danone Board of Directors

14.02.2011

Danone’s Board of Directors, meeting on February 14, 2011, approved resolutions to be submitted to shareholders at the General Meeting on April 28.

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2010 Full-Year Results

14.02.2011
  • Danone sales increased +6.9% in Q4 and in full year 2010
  • Volume growth of +4.8% in Q4 and of +7.6% in full year 2010
  • Trading operating margin steady at 15.16% (+3 bps) in 2010, up a steep +78 bps in H2 compared with 2009
  • Underlying net income up 14.2%
  • Underlying fully-diluted Earnings Per Share  increased 8.6% in reported figures to €2.71, rising 12.7% like-for-like
  • Free Cash Flow up 20.0% to €1,713 million
  • Proposal to pay a dividend of €1.30 per share
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Danone and Unimilk finalize merger creating the new leader for dairy products in the CIS area. Russia now Danone’s largest market.

29.11.2010

Danone and Unimilk have finalized the merger of their Fresh Dairy Product businesses in Russia and other CIS member countries.

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Executive Committee appointments: Jordi Constans, Executive Vice President, Fresh Dairy Products and Felix Martin, Executive Vice President, Baby Nutrition

24.11.2010

Following Christian Neu’s decision to step down from his current position as Executive Vice President of the Baby Nutrition division to pursue a consulting project, the following appointments have been announced and will take effect from January 1, 2011.

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Danone signs an agreement to acquire YoCream

Danone signs an agreement to acquire YoCream

23.11.2010

Danone has signed an agreement to acquire YoCream, the leading producer of frozen yogurt in the United States, for US$103 million.

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Danone has successfully lengthened its debt maturity pursuant to its bond exchange offer

Danone has successfully lengthened its debt maturity pursuant to its bond exchange offer

16.11.2010

Danone closed today its bond exchange offer relating to:

 

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Danone finalises the sale of its 18.4% stake in Wimm Bill Dann

Danone finalises the sale of its 18.4% stake in Wimm Bill Dann

27.10.2010

Danone announces the finalisation of the sale of its 18.4% stake in Wimm Bill Dann Foods for a received consideration of USD 470 million.

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Sales in the third quarter and the first nine months of 2010

20.10.2010
  • Sales increased 6.9% in both the 3rd quarter and in the first nine months
  • Volumes rose 6.3% in the 3rd quarter and 8.6% in the first nine months
  • Continued momentum for the Fresh Dairy Products, Baby Nutrition and Medical
  • Nutrition divisions, reporting sales growth of 5.5%, 8.6% and 8.4%, respectively
  • Vigorous growth in the Waters division, with sales up 8.7% in the 3rd quarter, partly due to favorable weather in Japan and Europe
  • Full year targets confirmed, calling for sales growth of at least 6%, stable operating margin and a rise of at least 10% in cash flow from operations
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Danone has reached agreement with Wimm Bill Dann to sell back its 18.4% stake in the Russian company

11.08.2010

Danone has reached agreement with Wimm Bill Dann Foods (“WBD”) whereby WBD will acquire all ordinary shares and ADRs held by Danone, representing an 18.4% stake in WBD, for a total consideration of USD 470 million.

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2010 grants to Danone’s corporate officers

27.07.2010

At its meeting of July 26, 2010, the Board of Directors of Danone decided, upon proposal of the Nomination and Compensation Committee, to grant Group Performance Shares (“GPS”) and Group Performance Units (“GPUs”) to Danone corporate officers.

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Danone to sell its 22.98% interest in Huiyuan to SAIF Partners

27.07.2010

As per the agreement, Danone is to sell its participation for HK$ 6.00 per share, for a total consideration of approx. € 200 mln.

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Notification of availability of Danone’s interim financial report for the period ended June 30th 2010

26.07.2010

Danone announces that its interim financial report for the period ended June 30th 2010 is publicly available and accessible on line at:

 

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First Half Year Results 2010

26.07.2010
  • Danone continues to deliver strong volume and sales growth
  • FY sales outlook increased to at least +6%; margin and FCF outlook reconfirmed
  • Sales increased 6.9% in Q2 and 7.0% in H1 10
  • Volume growth of 8.9% in Q2 and 9.8% in H1 10
  • Trading operating margin, at 15.30%, in line with the margin of FY 09
  • Underlying fully-diluted EPS increased 7.7% to € 1.38 in H1 10
  • FCF from operations increased 34.9% to € 858 mln in H1 10
  • FY sales outlook increased to at least +6%, margin and FCF outlook reconfirmed
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Danone and Unimilk join complementary strengths to found a high-profile dairy leader in Russia and the CIS

17.06.2010

Danone and Unimilk today announced the signature of an agreement to merge Danone’s Fresh Dairy Product businesses in the CIS area with those of Russian company Unimilk.

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Danone to acquire Medical Nutrition USA, Inc.

10.06.2010

Under the terms of the agreement, Danone will pay an amount of approximately $ 62 mln in cash to MNI’s shareholders for the acquisition of 100 percent of the capital.

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Danone’s shareholders vote in favor of all resolutions at the AGM 2010

21.04.2010

Danone reports that Danone’s shareholders voted in favour of all resolutions during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) that was held today.

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First Quarter Sales 2010

14.04.2010
  • Strong start to the year with 7% sales growth in first quarter 2010
  • Full-year targets 2010 confirmed
  • Total sales increased by 7.0%, driven by all divisions and all regions
  • Total volume growth of 10.8%
  • Dairy sales increased 7.6% driven by 12.5% volume growth
  • Waters sales increased for the third consecutive quarter, by 2.3%
  • Baby and Medical Nutrition continued strong growth track at 8.5% and 9.3% resp.
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Availability of Documents Relating to the General Meeting

01.04.2010

Danone informs its shareholders that its Combined General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday April 23rd 2009, at 2:30 pm, at Carrousel du Louvre – 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris.

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Availability of Documents Relating to the General Meeting

01.04.2010

Danone informs its Shareholders that its Combined General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Thursday April 22nd, 2010, at 2:30 pm, at Carrousel du Louvre – 99, rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris.

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Danone and Chiquita start joint-venture to market fruit-based drinks

29.03.2010

Danone announced today that it will start a joint-venture with Chiquita Brands International, Inc. to market fruit-based drinks, based on Chiquita’s Just Fruit in a Bottle® platform, in Europe. The joint venture will provide Danone with a platform to explore and develop fruit-based products, adding to its existing portfolio of healthy fresh dairy products and extending its potential for growth in Europe.

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Danone publishes its Registration Document 2009

21.03.2010

The Registration Document 2009 is available on DANONE’s website (http://finance.danone.com/), section “Regulated Information”, and through the website of the French Financial Markets Authority (http://www.amf-france.org/).

 

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Full Year Results 2009

10.02.2010

Q4 delivering strong sales growth momentum going into 2010 :

  • Danone sales increased 5.5% in Q4 and 3.2% in FY 09
  • Volume growth of 8.9% in Q4 and 5.2% in FY 09
  • Trading operating margin improved 61 bps to 15.31% in FY 09
  • Underlying fully-diluted EPS increased 10.2% (excl. the impact of the rights issue) to € 2.57 in FY 09
  • Free cash flow from operations increased 20.6% to € 1,427 mln
  • Proposal to pay a dividend of € 1.20 per share
  • Full-year targets aligned with MT outlook and stable EBIT margin expected vs 2009
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Danone announces the successful completion of the public Tender Offer launched on some of its bonds

24.11.2009

Danone, today, announced it will repurchase an aggregate principal amount of € 1,174,700,000, pursuant to the public Tender Offer launched on some of its bonds. With this transaction, Danone will reduce its gross debt, optimise its debt structure and lower its average cost of debt from 2010 onwards.

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Danone reconfirms its objectives for 2009 and announces objectives for the medium-term

17.11.2009

Danone hosted an Investor Seminar in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on November 17th and 18th 2009. These two days focused, among others, on the Company’s corporate mission and strategy, as well as on the long-term business growth drivers of its divisions.

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Danone to adapt its financial structure through the launch of a public tender cash offer for some of its bonds

15.11.2009

Danone, today, announced the launch of a public Tender Offer to purchase some of its bonds. The proposed transaction will enable Danone to reduce its gross debt, optimise its debt structure and lower its average cost of debt from 2010 onwards.

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Third Quarter and Nine Month Sales 2009

22.10.2009
  • Acceleration of volume and sales growth in the third quarter 2009
  • Full-year targets 2009 confirmed
  • Sales increased 4.1% in Q3 and 2.4% in 9M 09
  • Volume growth accelerated to 7.1% in Q3 resulting in 3.9% for the first 9 months
  • Dairy sales growth acceleration driven by 7.0%[1] volume growth in Q3
  • Strong sales growth rebound (+4.6%) in Waters in Q3
  • Baby Nutrition sales grew 6.5% in Q3 on the back of solid volume growth of 3.7%
  • Medical Nutrition delivered broad-based double-digit growth of 12.2% in Q3
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Danone and Wahaha Group reach an amicable settlement

29.09.2009

Danone and Wahaha Group are pleased to announce that they have reached an amicable settlement today, subject to the approval of the Chinese Authorities. The settlement has been the outcome of renewed efforts of both parties to put a final end to their dispute through productive negotiations that have taken place in a spirit of mutual respect and with the support of both the Chinese and French governments.

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Danone denies today's market speculation regarding Mead Johnson in the media

28.09.2009

In response to current speculation in the media, Danone would like to state the following: No discussions are currently taking place between Danone and Mead Johnson, nor has Danone hired any advisor or bank to advise the company on this topic.

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The Dannon Company settles the class action filed in January 2008

17.09.2009

The Dannon Company, Inc. today announced the settlement of a class action lawsuit filed in January 2008 regarding advertising for its Activia and DanActive products. Under the settlement, Dannon will make certain changes and enhancements to the labeling and marketing of Activia and DanActive to, among other things, increase the visibility of the scientific names of the unique strains of probiotics that are in each of these products. This information continues to be available on the products’ websites, along with the scientific substantiation for the health benefit claims. Dannon also agreed to create a fund of up to $35 million to reimburse qualified consumers for the cost of buying the products.

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Notification of availability of Danone’s interim financial report for the period ended June 30th, 2009

23.07.2009

Danone announces that its interim financial report for the period ended June 30th, 2009 is publicly available and accessible on line at:

 

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First Half Year Results 2009

23.07.2009

Danone continues upward trend in volumes and sales growth and delivers strong margin improvement:

  • Sales increased 2.2% in Q2 and 1.6% in H1 09
  • Volume growth of 3.6% in Q2 and 2.4% in H1 09
  • Trading operating margin improved 98 bps to 16.03% in H1 09
  • Underlying fully-diluted EPS increased 6.7% to € 1.50 in H1 09
  • Free Cash Flow from operations amounted to € 636 mln, or 8.5% of sales in H1 09
  • Full-year targets reconfirmed
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Executive Committee: Jordi Constans and Felix Martin promoted Co-Executive Vice Presidents of the Fresh Dairy Products division

06.07.2009

To date, Jordi Constans and Felix Martin were – as members of the Executive Committee - Executive Vice President Fresh Dairy Western Europe and Executive Vice President Fresh Dairy Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, respectively.

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Danone launches a € 3 bn capital increase through a rights issue

28.05.2009

Danone, today, announces the launch of a € 3.048 bn capital increase via an offering of preferential subscription rights to existing shareholders. The proceeds of the Rights Issue will be used principally for the reduction of Danone’s net financial debt thereby enabling Danone:

  • to strengthen its capital structure, reduce its financial leverage and improve its credit metrics;
  • to increase its financial and strategic flexibility, with a view to support its organic growth model and finance potential add-on acquisitions.
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Danone plans to strengthen R&D in The Netherlands: New innovation centre to open in Utrecht Science Park in 2012

17.05.2009

On May 18th, Danone intends to make a significant investment to strengthen its Research and Development presence and expertise in Specialised Nutrition (Baby Nutrition and Medical Nutrition) in The Netherlands. It plans to integrate its Dutch-based R&D activities in a new innovation centre in Utrecht. The opening of the new centre is planned for 2012.

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Annual General Meeting 2009

22.04.2009

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) of Danone, which was held today in Paris, has approved to pay a dividend, related to fiscal year 2008, of € 1.20 per share and to offer Danone shareholders the option to receive the dividend in ordinary shares or in cash.

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Danone Dividend 2008

22.04.2009

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of Danone, held today in Paris, has approved the proposed dividend, related to fiscal year 2008, of € 1.20 per share and has decided to offer each shareholder the possibility to receive the dividend in cash or in new shares of the Company.

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First Quarter Sales 2009

15.04.2009
  • Continued positive like-for-like volume and sales growth in first quarter 2009
  • Full-year targets 2009 reconfirmed
  • Total sales up 1.0% despite challenging market conditions and difficult comparables
  • Total volume growth of 1.1%
  • Dairy sales down 1.2% underlying country performance mixed
  • Waters sales down 3.9%, reflecting continued challenging conditions in W-Europe
  • Baby and Medical Nutrition sustain double-digit growth track at 10.5% and 10.8% resp.
  • Full-year targets 2009 reconfirmed
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Groupe Danone and Wadia Group conclude their existing joint venture relationships

13.04.2009

Danone and Wadia Group today agreed to end their existing joint venture relationships in India. This will enable Danone to pursue its business interests in India independently.

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Appointment of Flemming Morgan, General Manager Medical Nutrition, as part of the Executive Committee of Groupe Danone

31.03.2009

Flemming Morgan, General Manager Medical Nutrition, becomes part of the Executive Committee of Groupe Danone, starting February 28th 2009.

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Modalité de mise à disposition du Document de Référence

Modalité de mise à disposition du Document de Référence

22.03.2009

Le Document de Référence 2008 de GROUPE Danone a été déposé le 20 mars 2009 auprès de l’Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).

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Full Year Results 2008

10.02.2009
  • FY 08: 8.4% like-for-like sales growth, margins improved by +53 bps
  • Danone sales increased by 6.0% in Q4 and 8.4% in FY 08
  • Trading operating margin improved 53 bps to 14.91% in FY 08
  • Underlying fully-diluted EPS increased 15.1% to € 2.74 in FY 08
  • Free cash flow amounted to € 1,183 mln in FY 08
  • Proposal to pay a dividend of € 1.20 per share
  • EPS objective 2009: +10% like for like
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Danone successfully completes the sale of Frucor to Suntory

01.02.2009

Danone Asia Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Groupe Danone, has successfully completed the sale of its drinks subsidiary Frucor, based in New Zealand and Australia, to Suntory Limited, for an amount of over € 600 million in cash.

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Remuneration of executive officers

18.12.2008

On December 18th 2008, during its meeting, Groupe Danone’s Board of Directors studied the MEDEF/AFEP‘s recommendations on the remuneration of executive officers in companies which are listed on the Stock Exchange.

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Danone successfully launches a € 1 bn bond issue

24.11.2008

Danone announces that it has successfully launched a euro bond issue of € 1 bn with a maturity of 5 years and 2 months on Tuesday 25 November 2008. The proceeds of this transaction will allow Danone to extend its debt maturity profile and to diversify its sources of finance.

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Danone reiterates its sound and continuously improving financial position

06.11.2008

Danone reiterates that the company remains solidly on track to achieve the debt reduction and credit metrics improvements within the time frame that was agreed upon with Credit Rating Agent Moody’s in November 2007.

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Investor seminar on November 5th and 6th in Paris

05.11.2008

Danone is hosting an Investor Seminar in Paris and at its Research Center on November 5th and 6th 2008. These two days are focused on the company's corporate mission and strategy, its business growth drivers and the successful integration of Numico.

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Dutch Court confirms squeeze-out of Numico shareholders at initial offer price of € 55 per share

28.10.2008

Following the successful public offer by Groupe Danone S.A. (“Danone”’) for all issued and outstanding shares of Koninklijke Numico N.V. (“Numico”), Danone initiated squeeze-out proceedings at the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court of Appeals.

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Danone, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature: a breakthrough program to restore biodiversity and fight global warming

28.10.2008

Changwon, Republic of Korea, October 29, 2008 – During the 10th meeting of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’ Conference of Contracting Parties, presently under way in the Republic of Korea, an original and ambitious partnership agreement aimed at fighting global warming has been entered into by the Ramsar Convention, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Danone Group.

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Danone sells Frucor to Suntory

22.10.2008

Danone Asia Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Groupe DANONE S.A., has signed an agreement with Suntory Limited for the sale of its subsidiary Frucor, based in New Zealand and Australia, for an amount of over € 600 million.

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Third Quarter and Nine Month Sales 2008

21.10.2008
  • 9.2% like-for-like sales growth in first nine months
  • Full-year targets 2008 reconfirmed
  • Danone sales increased 8.3% in Q3 08
  • Dairy delivered solid sales growth of 8.2% in Q3 08; volume trends are improving
  • Waters’ sales growth of 3.7% in Q3 08, reflecting challenging conditions in W-Europe
  • Baby Nutrition sustains above-category growth at 12.7% in Q3 08
  • Medical Nutrition continues double-digit sales growth track record at 11.7% in Q3 08
  • Full-year targets 2008 reconfirmed
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Numico and Danone have appealed decisions by the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets

07.09.2008

The Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (“AFM”, Autoriteit Financiële Markten) decided to impose a fine on Numico and Danone for not publishing financial information in a sufficiently timely manner during the day of July 9, 2007, in the context of the takeover bid launched by Danone.

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Danone tenders its minority stake in the capital of China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited to The Coca-Cola Company

02.09.2008

Groupe Danone has entered into an agreement whereby it has undertaken to tender all of its shares held in the capital of China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, to the pre-conditional takeover bid to be launched by The Coca-Cola Company through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Atlantic Industries.

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Danone - Frucor

28.08.2008

In response to current media speculations in New-Zealand regarding its subsidiary Frucor based in New-Zealand and Australia, Groupe Danone has made the following statement. Over the last six years, Frucor has played an instrumental role in the development of Danone’s strategy for beverages. In light of the Group’s recent refocus on purity and naturality within its Waters division, Danone is conducting a thorough review of all potential long-term strategic options for Frucor to ensure ongoing value creation for all its stakeholders.

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Notification of availability of the half-year financial report of Groupe Danone for the semester ended June 30, 2008

24.07.2008

On this day, Groupe Danone announces that its half-year financial report for the period ended June, 30, 2008 is available to the public on line at:

 

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First Half Results 2008

24.07.2008
  • 9.6% like-for-like sales growth, margins improved by +35 bps
  • FY 08 sales and EPS target reconfirmed, margin target increased to +40 to +50 bps
  • Danone sales increased by 8.0% in Q2 and 9.6% in H1 08
  • Trading operating margin improved 35 bps to 15.3% in H1 08
  • Underlying fully-diluted EPS increases 16.6% to € 1.47 in H1 08
  • Free cash flow amounts to € 550 million in H1 08
  • FY 08 sales and EPS targets reconfirmed
  • Full year 08 EBIT margin target raised to improve in the range of +40 bps to +50 bps
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Groupe Danone signs agreements to divest certain infant nutrition activities to fulfil European Commission requirements

05.05.2008

As a condition for the approval of the acquisition of Numico, the European Commission required Groupe Danone to divest certain activities in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. This includes the baby milk and baby drink business of Numico in France, the export business of Bledina in Belgium and the Netherlands and the growing up milk brand “123” commercialized by Danone Belgium.

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Groupe Danone shareholders vote in favour of all resolutions at the Annual General Meeting 2008

28.04.2008

Groupe Danone reports that Groupe Danone’s shareholders voted in favour of all resolutions during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) that was held today.

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Groupe Danone successfully launches a € 1.75 bn bond issue

22.04.2008

Groupe Danone announces that it has successfully issued a Euro bond on Tuesday 22 April 2008. This transaction has enabled Danone to refinance amounts due under the outstanding bridge loan facility set up in July 2007 to finance the acquisition of Numico and therefore to extend its debts maturity and diversify its sources of finance.

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Appointment of Pierre-André Terisse, Chief Finance Officer, as part of the Executive Committee of Groupe Danone

Appointment of Pierre-André Terisse, Chief Finance Officer, as part of the Executive Committee of Groupe Danone

13.04.2008

Pierre-André Terisse, Chief Finance Officer, becomes part of the Executive Committee of Groupe Danone, starting April 14th 2008.

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First Quarter Sales 2008

First Quarter Sales 2008

13.04.2008
  • Like-for-like sales growth of +11.4%
  • Fully on track to meet full year targets
  • Continued double-digit growth in Dairy at +10.5%
  • Solid growth of +7.0% in Waters confirming healthy underlying trends
  • Baby Nutrition continues its historical strong growth track record at +18.8%
  • Superior growth sustained in Medical Nutrition at +14.6%
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Groupe Danone publishes Annual Report 2007

Groupe Danone publishes Annual Report 2007

26.03.2008

Groupe Danone has filed its Annual Report 2007 (‘Document de Référence 2007’) with the French Financial Markets Authority (‘Autorité des Marchés Financiers’) on March 26, 2008.

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Muriel Pénicaud is appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Groupe Danone replacing Franck Mougin

Muriel Pénicaud is appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources for Groupe Danone replacing Franck Mougin

18.02.2008

Muriel Pénicaud will join Groupe Danone as Vice President, Human Resources on the 3rd March 2008. She will become part of the Executive Committee and will report directly to Emmanuel Faber, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Groupe Danone. In this position she will have the responsibility of pursuing and developing the social innovation approach engaged by Groupe Danone.

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Resignation of Antoine Giscard d’Estaing and appointment of Pierre-André Terisse as CFO

Resignation of Antoine Giscard d’Estaing and appointment of Pierre-André Terisse as CFO

13.02.2008

Antoine Giscard d'Estaing, Executive Vice President for Finance, Strategy and Information Systems informed the Board of directors of his decision to leave Groupe Danone to pursue other professional opportunities. The Board thanked him warmly for his contribution to Danone’s development over the last years and especially the successful disposal of biscuits activities and the acquisition of Royal Numico.

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2007 Final Results

2007 Final Results

13.02.2008

Excellent 2007 results in-line with ambitious targets Growth outlook significantly enhanced for coming years:

  • Excellent operational performance of the Group’s three business lines in 2007: like-for-like sales up +7.2% and operating margin at 14%
  • Published IFRS results above initial targets: like-for-like sales growth up +9.7%, trading operating margin up +45 basis points on a like-for-like basis, net income attributable to the parent : € 4,180 million
  • Growth targets strengthened as of 2008 : like-for-like sales growth between +8% et +10%, like-for-like trading operating profit growth superior to salesgrowth
  • Proposed dividend increased by 10% to €1.1 per share
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Weight Watchers and Groupe Danone establish weight management joint venture for China

Weight Watchers and Groupe Danone establish weight management joint venture for China

04.02.2008

Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) and Groupe Danone (Euronext Paris: BN) today announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to establish a weight management business in the People’s Republic of China based on the successful Weight Watchers approach to weight loss. The joint venture, 51% owned by Weight Watchers International and 49% owned by Groupe Danone, combines Weight Watchers International’s unrivalled expertise, experience and know-how as the world’s leading provider of weight management services with Groupe Danone’s world-class expertise in healthy consumer products and extensive knowledge of the China marketplace and the Chinese consumer.

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Groupe Danone categorically refutes allegations made against its US subsidiary regarding misleading claims.

Groupe Danone categorically refutes allegations made against its US subsidiary regarding misleading claims.

23.01.2008

In response to the class-action lawsuit announced on January 23rd, 2008 in the State of California, Groupe Danone relays the following statement issued by its subsidiary, The Dannon Company.

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Joint Statement between Hangzhou Wahaha Group and Groupe Danone

Joint Statement between Hangzhou Wahaha Group and Groupe Danone

20.12.2007

Complying with the expectation of both Chinese and French governments, both Wahaha Group and Groupe Danone agree to finish antagonism and return back to peace talks. Both parties agree to temporarily suspend all lawsuits and arbitrations, stop all aggressive and hostile statements and create a friendly environment for peace talks.

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Groupe Danone exits Joint Venture with Mengniu in China

Groupe Danone exits Joint Venture with Mengniu in China

17.12.2007

Groupe Danone signed a series of joint venture contracts with Mengniu Dairy Group in December 2006. Some cooperation as outlined in these contracts has currently begun. However, since some conditions for this cooperation are not sufficiently advanced, and since the prerequisites for further investments have not been met within the agreed timeframe, both parties agreed the joint venture will automatically be terminated on December 18th, 2007.

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Groupe Danone completes the sale of its biscuit and cereal products division to Kraft Foods

Groupe Danone completes the sale of its biscuit and cereal products division to Kraft Foods

29.11.2007

On July 3rd 2007, Groupe Danone announced being in exclusive discussions with Kraft Foods over the sale of its biscuits and cereal products business. On October 29th 2007, Groupe Danone and Kraft Foods announced they took a major step forward with the signature today of the agreements between the two parties. Groupe Danone announces today that the sale of its biscuit and cereal products division to Kraft Foods has been completed at the anticipated scope and price. The proceed of this transaction has been applied to reducing the debt of the Group.

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Danone controls 98.4% of the ordinary shares in Numico

Danone controls 98.4% of the ordinary shares in Numico

25.11.2007

With reference to the joint press releases dated 20 August and 31 October 2007, Danone and Numico jointly announce the result of the post-acceptance period, which ended at 15:00 hours CET on 23 November 2007, for the  recommended public offer (the "Offer") for all the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the share capital of Numico, with a nominal value of € 0.25 each (the "Shares", holders of such Shares being referred to as "Shareholders").

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Danone Numico

Danone Numico

30.10.2007
  • Danone declares its recommended cash offer for all Shares in Numico unconditional
  • 60.95% of Shares tendered under the Offer Danone expects to hold at least 90.47% of total outstanding share capital of Numico upon Settlement
  • The European Commission approved the acquisition of Numico on 31 October 2007
  • Remaining Shares can be tendered in a post-acceptance period starting 5 November 2007 and ending 23 November 2007
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Groupe Danone signs agreements with Kraft Foods for disposal of biscuit and cereal products division

Groupe Danone signs agreements with Kraft Foods for disposal of biscuit and cereal products division

28.10.2007

Discussions announced July 3, 2007 with a view to the disposal of Groupe Danone’s biscuits and cereal products division to Kraft Foods took a major step forward with the signature today of the agreements between the two parties.

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Proposed new composition Numico's Supervisory Board

Proposed new composition Numico's Supervisory Board

17.10.2007

Royal Numico N.V. ("Numico") and Groupe Danone S.A. ("Danone") jointly announce the proposed new composition of Numico's Supervisory Board in the event that Danone declares its public offer for all the ordinary shares in the share capital of Numico unconditional.

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Like-for-like sales growth in first 9 months of +7% - Confirmation of full-year targets

Like-for-like sales growth in first 9 months of +7% - Confirmation of full-year targets

16.10.2007
  • Q3 like-for-like sales growth of +3.9%
  • Continued strong Q3 growth in Fresh Dairy: +11.9%
  • Biscuits Q3 growth of +6.6% confirms strength of the business
  • Beverage Q3 sales impacted by poor weather and decline in China: -11.7%
  • Objective for 2007 organic sales growth confirmed between +6% and +8%
  • Objective for 2007 operating margin progression confirmed: at least +20bp
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Proposed new composition Executive Board Numico

Proposed new composition Executive Board Numico

04.10.2007

Groupe Danone S.A. (“Danone”) announces the proposed new composition of the Executive Board of Royal Numico N.V. (“Numico”) in the event that Danone declares its public offer for all the ordinary shares in the share capital of Numico unconditional.

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Recommended cash offer of € 55.00 per share of Numico offer memorandum available

Recommended cash offer of € 55.00 per share of Numico offer memorandum available

19.08.2007

With reference to the joint press releases dated 9 July 2007 and 8 August 2007, Danone and Numico jointly announce that Danone is making a recommended public offer (the "Offer") for all the ordinary shares in the share capital of Numico, with a nominal value of € 0.25 each, issued and outstanding on the Settlement Date (the "Shares", holders of such Shares being referred to as "Shareholders").

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Good progress on the preparation for the public offer for Numico

Good progress on the preparation for the public offer for Numico

07.08.2007

Danone and Numico are making good progress with the preparations for the recommended public Offer. The intended offer price is € 55.00 in cash per ordinary share. The Supervisory Board and the Executive Board of Numico unanimously support the Offer. No dividends are expected to be declared prior to completion of the Offer.

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Groupe Danone reshapes its management structure

Groupe Danone reshapes its management structure

30.07.2007

Over recent weeks, Groupe Danone's announcement of the beginning of processes for the sale of its Biscuit business line followed by that of its acquisition project of Royal Numico marked the start of a major strategic shift. Focusing exclusively on businesses closely associated with health and combining global presence with vigorous growth, the “New Danone” means new ambitions and new opportunities for expansion.

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Notification of availability of the half-year financial report of Groupe Danone for the semester ended June 30, 2007

Notification of availability of the half-year financial report of Groupe Danone for the semester ended June 30, 2007

29.07.2007

On this day, Groupe Danone announces that its half-year financial report for the period ended June, 30, 2007 is available to the public on line at: www.finance.danone.com (regulated information).

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2007 first-half results

2007 first-half results

29.07.2007
  • Excellent like-for-like sales growth in 2nd quarter 2007: +7.3%
  • First-half like-for-like sales growth of +8.6%
  • Trading operating margin improvement of +47 basis points on a like-for-like basis
  • Increase in underlying EPS : +10.1%
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Groupe Danone S.A. intends to make a cash offer of € 55.00 per ordinary share for Royal Numico N.V.

Groupe Danone S.A. intends to make a cash offer of € 55.00 per ordinary share for Royal Numico N.V.

08.07.2007

Groupe Danone S.A. (“Danone”) and Royal Numico N.V. ("Numico" or the "Company") jointly announce that the expectation is justified that agreement can be reached in connection with a public offer by Danone for all outstanding ordinary shares of Numico at an offer price of € 55.00 in cash (the "Offer Price") per ordinary share (the "Offer"). The Supervisory Board and Executive Board (the “Boards”) of Numico will unanimously recommend that Numico shareholders accept the Offer.

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Groupe Danone In Exclusive Discussions With Kraft Foods Over the Sale of its Biscuits and Cereal Products Business

Groupe Danone In Exclusive Discussions With Kraft Foods Over the Sale of its Biscuits and Cereal Products Business

02.07.2007

On July 3, 2007, Groupe Danone’s Board of Directors decided to consider on an exclusive basis the offer made by Kraft Foods Inc. on July 2 to purchase DANONE’s Biscuits and Cereal Products business.

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Groupe Danone cancels 10,000,000 treasury shares

Groupe Danone cancels 10,000,000 treasury shares

02.07.2007

On 3 July 2007, the Board of Directors of Groupe Danone decided to cancel 10 million treasury shares. This cancellation, which was authorised by the General Meeting of Shareholders held on 26 April 2007, will be effective on 9 July 2007.

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Groupe Danone filing to delist its ADSs and expects to file shortly to deregister under the U.S. securities laws

Groupe Danone filing to delist its ADSs and expects to file shortly to deregister under the U.S. securities laws

24.06.2007

As previously announced on April 26, Groupe Danone is filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a Form 25 requesting the delisting of its American Depositary Shares from the New York Stock Exchange. Delisting is expected to take effect as of the open of trading on July 5, 2007.

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Media Statement: Danone Files Law Suit Against Illegal Competition

Media Statement: Danone Files Law Suit Against Illegal Competition

03.06.2007

On June 4th 2007, Groupe Danone filed a Complaint in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles, USA, against Ever Maple Trading Ltd, a British Virgin Islands International Business Company, Hangzhou Hongsheng Beverage Co Ltd, and two individuals (US citizen or US green card holder) related to these companies.

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Groupe Danone: two-for-one share split

Groupe Danone: two-for-one share split

30.05.2007

The Groupe Danone General Meeting of Shareholders held on 26 April 2007 approved the division by two of the nominal value of the shares of the Company from €0.50 to €0.25.

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Groupe Danone strengthens presence in Chile with the acquisition of 70% of the fresh dairy business of Vialat

Groupe Danone strengthens presence in Chile with the acquisition of 70% of the fresh dairy business of Vialat

15.05.2007

Groupe Danone announces today the signature of an agreement with Vialat to acquire 70% of its fresh dairy activity in Chile. Vialat, owned by the Bethia Group, will retain 30% of the business.

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Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha Co.Ltd reinforce their strategic and scientific cooperation

Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha Co.Ltd reinforce their strategic and scientific cooperation

14.05.2007

Following the signature in March 2004 of an agreement establishing a strategic alliance between Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha Co. Ltd., the two world leaders in probiotics have developed a fruitful relationship marked by a wide variety of common projects. These include the establishment of joint ventures in India and Vietnam, the deployment of exchange programs in research, the foundation of the Global Probiotic Council, and a joint organization of scientific symposia.

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Danone Announcement on the Wahaha Dispute

Danone Announcement on the Wahaha Dispute

08.05.2007

On April 9th, as the majority shareholder of Wahaha joint ventures, Danone sent a formal letter to the Chairman of the Wahaha joint ventures, requesting him to take legal actions against Hangzhou Wahaha Food and Beverage Marketing Co. Ltd, who illegally sells the products which are the same of Joint Venture’s products under Wahaha trademark without proper authorization. This is our first step of legal actions, and we set a time frame of 30 days to solve the dispute.

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Annual General Meeting – April 26th, 2007

Annual General Meeting – April 26th, 2007

25.04.2007

At the General Meeting of Groupe Danone held on 26 April 2007, the Shareholders approved the proposed 2006 dividend of € 2 per share. This dividend will be paid as from 10 May 2007.

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Groupe Danone intends to delist its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and to deregister under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Groupe Danone intends to delist its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and to deregister under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934

25.04.2007

Groupe Danone announces its intention to apply for the voluntary delisting of its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and voluntary deregistration under the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934. It is expected that the relevant applications will be filed so as to give effect to these actions, following the new deregistration rules issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The delisting should occur in July 2007.

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First quarter 2007: Excellent like-for-like sales growth: +10.1%

First quarter 2007: Excellent like-for-like sales growth: +10.1%

23.04.2007

In the first quarter of 2007, Groupe Danone reported consolidated sales of EUR 3,673 million compared to EUR 3,534 million in the first quarter of 2006, an increase of +3.9% on a historical basis.

At constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates, Groupe Danone sales increased by +10.1%.

Changes in exchange rates had a negative impact of -3.9% while the scope ofconsolidation negatively impacted sales by -2.3%.

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Groupe Danone confirms being in negotiations with its Chinese partner in beverages, Mr. Zong

Groupe Danone confirms being in negotiations with its Chinese partner in beverages, Mr. Zong

09.04.2007

Further to recent articles that have appeared in the Chinese press, Groupe Danone confirms that it is in discussions with Mr. Zong, its partner in the Danone Wahaha joint ventures.

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Groupe Danone teams up with Alqueria to enter the Colombian fresh dairy market

Groupe Danone teams up with Alqueria to enter the Colombian fresh dairy market

25.02.2007

Groupe Danone and Alqueria announce the creation of a joint-venture to cooperate in the production and distribution of fresh dairy products in Colombia.

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Groupe Danone supports Huiyuan IPO with further investment

Groupe Danone supports Huiyuan IPO with further investment

22.02.2007

Groupe Danone (“Danone”) announced today that it further supports Huiyuan by participating in the China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited Initial PublicOffering (“IPO”) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Danone will subscribe for additional shares, bringing its stake in China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited's issued share capital to 24.32%.

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2006 Final Results

2006 Final Results

14.02.2007

Strong top line performance (+9.7%) with net income from continuing operations at +15.8% and EPS growth at +17.9%.

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Groupe Danone buys out its partners in Japanese joint venture Calpis Ajinomoto Danone

Groupe Danone buys out its partners in Japanese joint venture Calpis Ajinomoto Danone

30.01.2007

Groupe Danone today announced the acquisition of all shares in the Japanese joint venture Calpis Ajinomoto Danone (CAD). The transaction reflects Groupe DANONE’s commitment to accelerate strategic growth objectives in the Asian dairy market.

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Groupe Danone enters the Thailand's fresh dairy market and partners with Dutch Mill Co.

Groupe Danone enters the Thailand's fresh dairy market and partners with Dutch Mill Co.

22.01.2007

Groupe Danone is announcing the creation of a business producing fresh dairy products in Thailand, Danone Dairy Thailand, and a strategic partnership with Dutch Mill Co. The objective is to offer innovative products with high value-added to a high-growth market.

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Groupe Danone and Mengniu establish Joint Venture in China

Groupe Danone and Mengniu establish Joint Venture in China

17.12.2006

Groupe Danone and China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited today announced the signing of a joint venture agreement to cooperate in the production and distribution of fresh dairy products in China.

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Groupe Danone cancels 2,600,000 treasury shares

Groupe Danone cancels 2,600,000 treasury shares

14.12.2006

On 15 December 2006, the Board of Directors of Groupe Danone decided to cancel 2.6 million treasury shares. This cancellation, which was authorised by the General Meeting of Shareholders held on 22 April 2005, will be effective on 18 December 2006.

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Groupe Danone increases its mid-term like-for-like annual growth objective to between +6% and +8%

Groupe Danone increases its mid-term like-for-like annual growth objective to between +6% and +8%

28.11.2006

In the occasion of its annual Investor's Seminar held in New York on November 28th & 29th, Groupe Danone's Management presented its business' solid track record of profitable growth. Focusing the discussion on the unique health positioning of its portfolio and the strong prospects of its Dairy Division, Groupe Danone emphasized its development potential.

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Danone invests in a major player of the Danish bottled water market

Danone invests in a major player of the Danish bottled water market

18.09.2006

Groupe Danone today announces that it has acquired 49% of the Danish bottled water company Aqua d'or. This operation reflects Groupe Danone's strategy of developing positions in the Scandinavian water market.

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Groupe Danone strengthens presence in Ukraine by acquiring market leading dairy company

Groupe Danone strengthens presence in Ukraine by acquiring market leading dairy company

06.09.2006

Groupe Danone today announces the acquisition of the Ukrainian fresh dairy company JSC Molochnyi Zavod “Rodich”.

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2006 first-half results

2006 first-half results

01.08.2006
  • Excellent like-for-like sales growth in 2nd-quarter 2006: +8.9%
  • Best ever half for sales growth at +9%
  • Trading operating margin increased +30 basis points on a like-for-like basis
  • Very strong increase in underlying EPS: +25% (fully diluted from continuing activities)
  • Like-for-like sales growth objective for 2006 raised: +7% to +8%
  • Trading operating margin progression objective confirmed (+20 to +40 basis points on a like-for-like basis)
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Danone invests in market leading Chinese fruit juice company

Danone invests in market leading Chinese fruit juice company

02.07.2006

Groupe Danone today announces that it has acquired 22.18% of the Chinese fruit beverages company China Hui Yuan Juice Holdings Co., Ltd (“Hui Yuan”).

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Groupe Danone announces the incorporation of Stonyfield Europe Stonyfield Europe acquires an interest in Ireland's Glenisk

Groupe Danone announces the incorporation of Stonyfield Europe Stonyfield Europe acquires an interest in Ireland's Glenisk

18.06.2006

Groupe Danone announces the creation of Stonyfield Europe, a subsidiary producing organic fresh dairy products, in which it holds an 80% equity interest. The remaining 20% is owned by Stonyfield Farm of the US. This new company will be headed by Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, and will operate as an independent entity within Groupe Danone's Fresh Dairy Products business line.

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Groupe Danone strengthens presence in Algeria by entering bottled water market

Groupe Danone strengthens presence in Algeria by entering bottled water market

07.06.2006

Groupe Danone today announced the completion of the acquisition of the Algerian bottled water company Tessala from beverages group Algad.

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Annual General Meeting - April 27th, 2006

Annual General Meeting - April 27th, 2006

27.04.2006

At the General Meeting of Groupe Danone held on April 27, 2006, shareholders approved the proposed 2005 dividend of € 1, 70 per share.

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Reallocation

Reallocation

26.04.2006

707,774 shares held by Groupe Danone, previously allocated to cover bonds convertible or exchangeable into shares which were redeemed in January 2006,have been reallocated to cover a portion of the share purchase options granted at the meeting of the board of directors of Groupe Danone held today.

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Groupe Danone raises interest from 51% to 95% in Danone Djurdjura in Algeria

Groupe Danone raises interest from 51% to 95% in Danone Djurdjura in Algeria

24.04.2006

Groupe Danone today signed a letter of intent to raise its interest in Danone Djurdjura from 51% to 95%.

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First quarter 2006: a solid like-for-like sales growth: +9%

First quarter 2006: a solid like-for-like sales growth: +9%

19.04.2006

In the first quarter of 2006, Groupe Danone reported consolidated sales of EUR 3,534 million compared to EUR 3,075 million in the first quarter of 2005, an increase of +14.9% on a historical basis.

At constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates, Groupe Danone sales increased by +9%.

Changes in exchange rates had a positive impact of +5% while the scope of consolidation positively impacted sales by +0.9%.

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2005 Final Results

2005 Final Results

14.02.2006
  • Full year like-for-like sales up +6.7%
  • Increase in trading operating margin from 13.10% to 13.35%
  • Underlying EPS (fully diluted) from continuing activities up +15.9%
  • Proposed dividend of €1.7 per share• Like-for-like sales growth and margin progression objectives reaffirmed for 2006
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Groupe Danone Research Center teams up with Pasteur Institute for probiotics research

Groupe Danone Research Center teams up with Pasteur Institute for probiotics research

29.11.2005

Groupe Danone's Research Center and the Pasteur Institute have undertaken a joint program to deepen scientific knowledge of the way probiotics work.

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750 salariés du Groupe Danone en France auront obtenu un diplôme de l’Education nationale d’ici fin 2006

750 salariés du Groupe Danone en France auront obtenu un diplôme de l’Education nationale d’ici fin 2006

17.11.2005

Le 10 novembre, le Groupe Danone a signé avec l'Education Nationale et l'AGEFAFORIA, une nouvelle convention nationale visant à reconduire le programme de formation « Evoluance ».

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Groupe Danone has finalized the sale of DS Waters to Kelso investment fund

Groupe Danone has finalized the sale of DS Waters to Kelso investment fund

15.11.2005

Under an agreement signed November 15, 2005, Groupe Danone has finalized the sale of DS Waters to investment fund Kelso.

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Groupe Danone rewards 3 initiatives in the field of wetland conservation

Groupe Danone rewards 3 initiatives in the field of wetland conservation

07.11.2005

9th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention (COP9), Kampala, Uganda, 8-15 November 2005

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Le groupe Danone devient partenaire du club de football Croix de Savoie 74

Le groupe Danone devient partenaire du club de football Croix de Savoie 74

02.11.2005

Le Groupe Danone a décidé de devenir partenaire du club Football Croix de Savoie 74. Ce partenariat prendra la forme d'un contrat de sponsoring et est effectif dès la saison 2005-2006.

Cette décision est motivée par la volonté du Groupe Danone de contribuer, parmi d'autres, au développement d'un club à vocation régionale qui puisse devenir rapidement un pôle d'animation sportive et sociale pour le Châblais et plus largement pour la Haute-Savoie.

Le Groupe Danone, fortement implanté dans la région à travers la Société des Eaux Minérales d'Evian et l'Evian Royal Resort, a notamment été convaincu par un certain nombre d'éléments de nature à assurer la pérennité du projet :

  • la volonté affichée de concilier une ambition sportive nationale pour l'équipe première et une vocation sociale et pédagogique d'animation locale, notamment à destination des jeunes,
  • l'intérêt et l'engagement des collectivités locales et notamment, après les communes de Gaillard et Ville La Grand qui suivent le club depuis sa création, celui des villes d'Evian, Publier et Thonon ; cette dernière accueillant depuis cette année les matchs de l'équipe évoluant en division National,
  • les conclusions d'un rapport d'audit financier et comptable,
  • la présentation d'un projet sportif et associatif sérieux et réaliste,
  • l'engagement pris par le club de mettre en place un comité de suivi intégrant notamment des spécialistes indépendants du monde du Football.

Le Groupe Danone souhaite que ce partenariat inspire et entraîne d'autres acteurs économiques régionaux afin que se constitue autour du club un noyau de plusieurs partenaires stables nécessaire à son développement.

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Groupe Danone opens Shanghai research center for fresh dairy products

Groupe Danone opens Shanghai research center for fresh dairy products

30.10.2005

Franck Riboud, Groupe Danone's Chairman and CEO, today inaugurated the new Shanghai research center for fresh dairy products in Asia. The center's mission is to conceive and develop products that meet local nutrition and health needs and are suited to the tastes of Asian consumers, particularly in China, India and Indonesia. This will allow the deployment of Groupe Danone's top brands and product concepts on Asian markets in a form adapted to local requirements in terms of ingredients, texture and other organoleptic properties.

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Groupe Danone strengthens its worldwide social agreements with the IUF with the inclusion of Fundamental Social Principles (FSP)

Groupe Danone strengthens its worldwide social agreements with the IUF with the inclusion of Fundamental Social Principles (FSP)

26.10.2005

In light of the Group's increasingly international scope and growing presence in emerging countries, Groupe DANONE and the IUF have decided to revise the content of all six agreements between them, with the aim of applying them across the world. They have also decided to incorporate the seven Fundamental Social Principles, drawn from the recommendations issued by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), and which will serve as a platform for these and any future agreements.

 

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Q3 sales 2005: like-for-like sales growth: +7.1% (+6.7% for the first 9 months)

Q3 sales 2005: like-for-like sales growth: +7.1% (+6.7% for the first 9 months)

18.10.2005

Groupe Danone has achieved +7.1% like-for-like sales growth in third-quarter. This takes the like-for-like sales growth to +6.7% for the first 9 months of 2005.

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Groupe Danone strengthens positions in North Africa and the Middle East by entering fresh dairy product market in Egypt and biscuit market in Algeria.

Groupe Danone strengthens positions in North Africa and the Middle East by entering fresh dairy product market in Egypt and biscuit market in Algeria.

17.10.2005

Groupe Danone is strengthening its positions in North Africa and the Middle East through the acquisition of a fresh dairy-product business in Egypt and the signature of a partnership agreement in Tunisia for the development of biscuit business in Algeria.

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Groupe Danone, partner of the 18th International Congress of Nutrition in Durban (South Africa)

Groupe Danone, partner of the 18th International Congress of Nutrition in Durban (South Africa)

18.09.2005

Since nutrition and health are at the heart of its business, it is only natural that Groupe Danone should attend the 18th International Congress of Nutrition, which is being held from 19th - 24th September 2005 in Durban, South Africa. This event, which takes place every four years, is a unique opportunity for scientificexperts from across the world to come together to discuss the latest advances in the field of nutrition.

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Groupe Danone confirms its 2005 1st Half results

Groupe Danone confirms its 2005 1st Half results

31.08.2005

Following the review of its accounts by the auditors, Groupe Danone confirms its preliminary 2005 1st Half Results, released on July 21st:

  • Sales increased by +6.5% on a like-for-like basis
  • Trading operating margin increased by +21 basis points to 13.3%
  • Underlying EPS (fully diluted) from continuing activities grew by +9.3%
  • Net income attributable to the parent decreased to €346 million, including a non-current net income of €179 million, mainly related to a provision ofapproximately €200 million (net of tax) on the Group’s participation in the HOD business in the US
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Preliminary 2005 first-half results

Preliminary 2005 first-half results

20.07.2005
  • Acceleration of like-for-like sales growth in 2nd-quarter 2005: +7.6%
  • Like-for-like sales growth in 1st half: +6.5%
  • Trading operating margin increased +21 basis points to 13.3%
  • Underlying EPS (fully diluted) from continuing activities grew +9.3%
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Outcome of media agency pitch

Outcome of media agency pitch

06.07.2005

In May 2005, the Groupe Danone invited media agencies to participate in a pitch to select the networks to serve its business units around the world.

 

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Two new appointments to Groupe Danone Executive Committee

Two new appointments to Groupe Danone Executive Committee

05.07.2005

To ensure that all Group functions are represented on the Executive Committee, two new members have been added with effect from July 1, 2005. These new members are Philippe-Loïc Jacob, Secretary General of Groupe Danone, and Sven Thormahlen, Vice-President R&D.

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Le Groupe Danone cède ses activités Sauces au Royaume-Uni et aux Etats-Unis

Le Groupe Danone cède ses activités Sauces au Royaume-Uni et aux Etats-Unis

19.06.2005

Le Groupe Danone a conclu un accord en vue de céder à Heinz ses activités Sauces au Royaume-Uni (HP Foods) et aux Etats-Unis (Lea & Perrins).

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TBWA in charge of the new institutional budget Danone brand (dairy)

TBWA in charge of the new institutional budget Danone brand (dairy)

12.06.2005

The dairy business line of Groupe Danone has decided to reinforce its network of agencies for its campaigns about the Danone brand throughout the world.

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Le Groupe Danone se désengage du capital de la société brassicole espagnole Mahou

Le Groupe Danone se désengage du capital de la société brassicole espagnole Mahou

24.05.2005

Le Groupe Danone vient de conclure un accord avec les actionnaires de la société Mahou en vue de se désengager du capital de cette société. Groupe DANONE leur apportera sa participation de 33,34% pour un montant net d’environ 600 millions d’euros.

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Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha set up joint venture in India

Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha set up joint venture in India

25.04.2005

Groupe Danone and Japan’s Yakult Honsha Co. have announced plans for a joint venture in India. Held equally by the two partners, the new company, to be called Yakult Danone India Private Limited, will be developing the Indian market for probiotics.

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Annual General Meeting - April 22nd, 2005

Annual General Meeting - April 22nd, 2005

21.04.2005

The General Meeting of Groupe Danone, held on April 22, 2005 has approved the proposed dividend of € 1.35 per share for the 2004 fiscal year.

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Danone and The Coca-Cola Company reach agreement on the distribution of Danone retail bottled water products in the United States.

Danone and The Coca-Cola Company reach agreement on the distribution of Danone retail bottled water products in the United States.

21.04.2005

Groupe Danone announced today that it and The Coca-Cola Company have agreed to amend their existing agreements regarding the distribution of retail bottled water products in North America.

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Groupe Danone strengthens management structure in Asia-Pacific

Groupe Danone strengthens management structure in Asia-Pacific

21.04.2005

Asia-Pacific is Groupe Danone’s most dynamic market with sales of €2billion (over 15% of the Group total) and annual growth averaging 10% over the past five years.

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Q1 2005 Sales: like-for-like sales growth: +5.1%

Q1 2005 Sales: like-for-like sales growth: +5.1%

13.04.2005

At constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates, Groupe Danone sales increased by +5.1%.

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Danone Solidarity for Asia, Groupe Danone employees rally to the cause: over 420,000 euros donated for victims of the Asian tsunami

Danone Solidarity for Asia, Groupe Danone employees rally to the cause: over 420,000 euros donated for victims of the Asian tsunami

27.02.2005

Following the disaster that hit South-East Asia in December, Groupe Danone employees across the world have made their own personal contribution to efforts to aid the stricken countries. As part of the Danone Solidarity for Asia initiative, a partnership has been set up with the International Red Cross to meet the priority needs of humanitarian organisations, collecting funds that will be immediately converted into suitable material aid for each situation.

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2004 Final Results

2004 Final Results

10.02.2005

Record-breaking organic sales growth.

  • Like-for-like sales growth of +7.8%
  • Increase in operating margin from 12.2% to 12.4%
  • Fully diluted EPS growth (excluding exceptional one-time items) of +11.2%
  • Proposed dividend increase of +10.2%
  • Confirmation of sales growth and margin improvement targets
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Two new Directors join Groupe Danone Board

Two new Directors join Groupe Danone Board

09.02.2005

Meeting on February 10, 2005, the Board of Directors of Groupe Danone co-opted Mr. Jean Laurent to the position of independent Director and decided to put a proposal to the next General Meeting of Shareholders for the appointment of Mr. Bernard Hours as a Director.

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Groupe Danone announces a one-time charge of approximately 600 million euros on its US and European HOD partnerships

Groupe Danone announces a one-time charge of approximately 600 million euros on its US and European HOD partnerships

25.01.2005

Following a meeting of its Audit Committee, Groupe Danone announced today that it would incur a charge of approximately 450 million euros in its 2004 consolidated accounts in relation to its holding in DS Waters, LLP, the US Home and Office Delivery bottled water activities (HOD) joint venture that it formed with Suntory Limited in late 2003. This one-time charge consists of an impairment of its holding in DS Waters and a provision for its related commitment to Suntory.

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Groupe Danone withdraws its take-over bid for Knjaz Milos

Groupe Danone withdraws its take-over bid for Knjaz Milos

05.12.2004

Groupe Danone announced today its withdrawing from the ongoing take-over bid process for the acquisition of majority equity interest in Knjaz Milos, the leading bottled water company in Serbia.

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Groupe Danone sells its bottled water operations in Italy

Groupe Danone sells its bottled water operations in Italy

18.11.2004

Groupe Danone today announced an agreement to sell its bottled water business in Italy (Italaquae) to LGR Holding.

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Q3 sales 2004: like-for-like sales growth: an increase of +5.5% (+7.7% for the first 9 months)

Q3 sales 2004: like-for-like sales growth: an increase of +5.5% (+7.7% for the first 9 months)

13.10.2004

Groupe Danone has achieved a +5.5% like-for-like sales growth in third-quarter. This takes the like-for-like sales growth to +7.7% for the first 9 months of 2004.

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Prix Best Innovator 2004 : le Groupe Danone reçoit le 1er prix pour la catégorie Culture de l’Innovation et Organisation

Prix Best Innovator 2004 : le Groupe Danone reçoit le 1er prix pour la catégorie Culture de l’Innovation et Organisation

28.09.2004

Pour cette première édition française, le prix « Best Innovator » -également déployé en Allemagne, Grande-Bretagne et en Italie - s’est intéressé aux entreprises françaises impliquées dans le cycle de développement produit et réalisant un chiffre d’affaires supérieur à 500 M€. A.T. Kearney et L’Expansion ont ainsi voulu mettre en avant les sociétés et les équipes de management qui excellent et se différencient en matière de gestion de l’innovation. Les quatre lauréats retenus par le Jury présidé par Pascal Colombani (A.T. Kearney) et composé de Michèle Debonneuil (CAE), André Lévy-Lang (ancien président de Paribas), et Yves Doz(Insead) ont démontré des qualités remarquables sur chacun des axes d’analyses retenus, l’excellence en matière d’innovation constituant un tout.

  • Stratégie de l’innovation : Groupe SEB
  • Culture de l’innovation et organisation: Groupe Danone
  • Processus d’innovation: Faurecia
  • Moyens et support à l’innovation : Legrand
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Groupe Danone confirms its interest in the Serbian market

Groupe Danone confirms its interest in the Serbian market

12.09.2004

Within the process initiated on August 27, 2004, Danone has submitted today a new public offer to acquire up to 100% of the capital of Serbian company Knjaz Milos. The process will end on September 20, 2004.

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Groupe Danone confirms its 2004 1st Half results

Groupe Danone confirms its 2004 1st Half results

08.09.2004
  • Like-for-like sales growth: +8.8%
  • Increase in operating margin from 11.9% to 12.3%
  • Fully diluted EPS: up +10.4%
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Danone targets lasting decline in consumer prices

Danone targets lasting decline in consumer prices

29.08.2004

In accordance with the agreement for a lasting decline in consumer prices signed by producers and major French retailers on June 17, Groupe Danone companies Blédina, Danone, Danone Eaux France and LU have made a proposal to partners in the retailing industry for the joint financing of an average 2% price cut.

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Groupe Danone interested by the Serbian market

Groupe Danone interested by the Serbian market

29.08.2004

Groupe Danone submitted a public offer to acquire part of the capital of Serbian company Knjaz Milos. The Serbian Securities and Exchange Commission approved the offer on Friday 27 August 2004. Other offers have also been submitted and the shareholders of the Company have until 19 September to accept one of the offers.

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Groupe Danone has just finalized the sale of its biscuit operations in the Republic of Ireland (W&R Jacob Ltd) to Fruitfield Foods Ltd

Groupe Danone has just finalized the sale of its biscuit operations in the Republic of Ireland (W&R Jacob Ltd) to Fruitfield Foods Ltd

02.08.2004

W&R Jacob Ltd leads the Irish biscuit market with sales of around EUR 70 million and a portfolio of brands including Kimberley, Mikado and Jacob’s Fig Rolls.

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Groupe Danone releases its 1st Half Sales and Preliminary Results for 2004

Groupe Danone releases its 1st Half Sales and Preliminary Results for 2004

21.07.2004
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General secretary of Groupe Danone

General secretary of Groupe Danone

29.06.2004

Jean-René Buisson, General Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee, is leaving Groupe Danone on June 30, 2004. He was elected President of ANIA, France's National Association of Food Industries, on June 23. Franck Riboud, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Danone, comments: "Jean-René Buisson has played a key role in the development and transformation of our business. Over the past 29 years, he has put all his considerable talent and energy to work with unfailing dedication and loyalty to make an essential contribution in each of his functions. We all owe him a debt of gratitude."

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Groupe Danone several times awarded for its corporate governance

Groupe Danone several times awarded for its corporate governance

28.06.2004

During the Company Management Awards, Groupe Danone received the "Board Independence", the "Quality and transparency of information and communication", and "SFAF* Special" (French Society of Financial Analysts) awards as well as the "Judges' Grand Prize" which honours the best practices from all sectors.

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Groupe Danone halves its share value

Groupe Danone halves its share value

14.06.2004

On 15th June 2004, the nominal value of shares in Groupe Danone will be reduced from €1 to €0.50.

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Zinedine Zidane et le Groupe Danone s’engagent sur un partenariat mondial de 11 ans dans le domaine de l’aide à l’enfance

Zinedine Zidane et le Groupe Danone s’engagent sur un partenariat mondial de 11 ans dans le domaine de l’aide à l’enfance

06.06.2004

Zinedine Zidane et le Groupe Danone annoncent la signature d'un contrat de partenariat dans le domaine de l'aide à l'enfance.

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Danone World Cup, the 5th edition under the banner of proximity

Danone World Cup, the 5th edition under the banner of proximity

14.05.2004

A worldwide football contest for all Group Danone's employees, men and women alike, the Danone World Cup (DWC) is open to all talents, from beginners to experienced sportspeople. It is their opportunity to take part in a sporting adventure in a spirit of fair play, enthusiasm and fun. With this internal and international sporting event, Groupe Danone affirms its ambition to remain a worldwide proximity group.

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Thomas Kunz will be appointed Executive Vice President of the Water Worldwide Business Unit

Thomas Kunz will be appointed Executive Vice President of the Water Worldwide Business Unit

06.05.2004

As from July 1st, 2004, Thomas Kunz will be appointed Executive Vice President of the Water Worldwide Business Unit. He will be a member of the Executive Committee of Groupe Danone.

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Le plan économique et social de LU France

Le plan économique et social de LU France

02.05.2004

Le Tribunal de Grande Instance d'Evry a rendu une décision déboutant une nouvelle fois les syndicats dans l'affaire opposant la fédération CFTC de LU France à la direction de la société.

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Q1 2004 Sales: like-for-like sales growth: +9.8%

Q1 2004 Sales: like-for-like sales growth: +9.8%

13.04.2004

At constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates, Groupe Danone sales increased by +9.8%.

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Groupe Danone's announcement

Groupe Danone's announcement

12.04.2004

In a mutual agreement with the Group, Pierre Cohade Executive Vice President, Beverages, left Groupe Danone on April 13th, 2004.

His successor will be nominated from the Groupe's General Managers in the next few weeks.

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Les groupes Danone et Arcor s’associent pour créer le leader des Biscuits en Amérique du Sud

Les groupes Danone et Arcor s’associent pour créer le leader des Biscuits en Amérique du Sud

31.03.2004

Le Groupe Danone, co-leader mondial du marché des Biscuits, et le Groupe Arcor, premier groupe alimentaire argentin, ont signé un accord en vue de fusionner leurs activités Biscuits en Amérique du Sud et former ainsi le premier acteur de ce marché dans la région.

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Groupe Danone strengthens its position in the Mexican HOD market

Groupe Danone strengthens its position in the Mexican HOD market

15.03.2004

Groupe Danone has recently taken control of Arco Iris, one of the major players in the Mexican HOD market.

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Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha enter into a strategic alliance

Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha enter into a strategic alliance

03.03.2004

Groupe Danone and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd, have entered into an agreement to form a strategic alliance with the ambition to strengthen their global leadership in probiotics and to further accelerate the growth of both companies in the functional food and beverage market.

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Danone to sell 10.1% stake in National Foods

Danone to sell 10.1% stake in National Foods

02.03.2004

Groupe Danone announced today that it has sold its 10.1% stake in National Foods, acquired in June 2002.

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Groupe Danone invites students to take the helm

Groupe Danone invites students to take the helm

10.02.2004

From 6th March, Groupe Danone is inviting more than 500 students from six countries to take part in a business challenge that has been baptised Trust. The aim of the game is to demonstrate how issues of social and environmental responsibility must be taken into account in business management.

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Groupe Danone 2003 Final Results

Groupe Danone 2003 Final Results

10.02.2004
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Groupe Danone strengthens its leading position in the biscuits market in Russia

Groupe Danone strengthens its leading position in the biscuits market in Russia

25.01.2004

Groupe Danone, via its Russian subsidiary Bolshevik, is acquiring Group Chupa Chups' soft cake business in Russia (Chok and Rolls company).

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Groupe Danone becomes the majority shareholder in Stonyfield Farm, n°1 in the U.S organic yogurt market.

Groupe Danone becomes the majority shareholder in Stonyfield Farm, n°1 in the U.S organic yogurt market.

11.01.2004

Groupe Danone has increased its shareholding in Stonyfield Farm, acquired in October 2001, from 40% to 80%.

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Groupe Danone to cancel 1.7 million treasury stocks

Groupe Danone to cancel 1.7 million treasury stocks

17.12.2003

On the 17th of December, 2003, Groupe Danone's Board of Directors has decided, pursuant to the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting held on the 11th of April, 2003, to cancel 1.7 million of treasury stocks. This cancellation will take effect on December 22nd, 2003.

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Groupe Danone acquires Nestlé's dairy business in Turkey

Groupe Danone acquires Nestlé's dairy business in Turkey

16.12.2003

Groupe Danone is acquiring Nestlé's dairy business in Turkey, in a move that will double its sales revenues in this country and strengthen its leading position in fresh dairy products. The deal also includes the UHT milk business of Nestlé.

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Q3 sales 2003 Like-for-like sales growth- an increase of +9.4% (+8.0% for the first 9 months)

Q3 sales 2003 Like-for-like sales growth- an increase of +9.4% (+8.0% for the first 9 months)

15.10.2003

Groupe Danone has achieved a vigorous 9.4% like-for-like growth in third-quarter sales. This takes the like-for-like sales growth to +8.0% for the first 9 months of 2003.

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Georges Casala est nommé Directeur Général du pôle biscuits Monde

Georges Casala est nommé Directeur Général du pôle biscuits Monde

07.09.2003

Georges Casala a été nommé Directeur Général du pôle Biscuits du Groupe Danone à compter du 1er septembre 2003. Il est membre du Comité Exécutif.

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Wiliam A. Holl est nommé Directeur Général de la joint-venture du Groupe Danone et de Suntory Limited dans le HOD aux Etats Unis

Wiliam A. Holl est nommé Directeur Général de la joint-venture du Groupe Danone et de Suntory Limited dans le HOD aux Etats Unis

07.09.2003

Le Groupe Danone et Suntory Limited ont annoncé aujourd'hui la nomination de William A. Holl au poste de Directeur Général de la nouvelle joint-venture.

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Le Groupe Danone et le Groupe Suntory Limited concluent un accord pour créer le leader du HOD aux Etats-Unis

Le Groupe Danone et le Groupe Suntory Limited concluent un accord pour créer le leader du HOD aux Etats-Unis

03.09.2003

Le Groupe Danone et le Groupe Suntory Limited ont conclu un accord pour créer une joint-venture qui regroupera l'ensemble des activités de Suntory Water Group et les activités HOD de Danone Waters of North America aux Etats-Unis.

Chaque groupe détiendra le même niveau de participation dans le nouvel ensemble. L'équipe dirigeante sera composée de membres des équipes en place chez Suntory Water Group et Danone Waters of North America, ainsi que de managers recrutés à l'extérieur dont le futur Directeur Général. Il sera nommé très prochainement.

Avec des marques régionales leader, Crystal Springs, Sparkletts, Alhambra, Kentwood Springs, Hinckley Springs, Belmont Springs et Sierra Springs, la joint-venture sera la première société de HOD aux Etats-Unis avec une forte implantation géographique. Réalisant des ventes supérieures à 800 millions de dollars, elle sera également la première société mondiale du secteur en termes de chiffre d'affaires.

"Cet accord, qui crée le leader américain du HOD, offre des perspectives uniques de croissance rentable aux Etats-Unis. Il permettra d'importantes synergies opérationnelles et la constitution d'un porte-feuille de produits et de services complet", a déclaré Franck Riboud, Président Directeur Général du Groupe Danone.

En quelques années, le Groupe Danone a acquis des positions de leader sur le marché du HOD: n°1 au Canada, en Chine, en Indonésie, en Turquie et en Argentine, il est également un acteur majeur au Mexique, premier marché mondial en volume. En avril dernier, le Groupe Danone a conclu un accord avec Eden Springs pour créer le n°2 européen du secteyr. Par cette opération, le Groupe Danone renforce sa position de leader mondial du HOD.

La signature de la transaction, sujette à la satisfaction des conditions d'usage, est prévue à l'automne 2003.

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Preliminary 2003 first half results

Preliminary 2003 first half results

22.07.2003
  • Like-for-like sales growth: +7.2%
  • Increase in operating margin from 11.1% to 11.9%
  • Fully diluted EPS: up +4.8% (excl. exceptional one-time items)
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Danone cède sa participation de 44% dans BSN Glasspack

Danone cède sa participation de 44% dans BSN Glasspack

04.06.2003

Le Groupe Danone a conclu un accord avec Glasspack Participations, holding financée par les fonds conseillés par CVC Capital Partners, en vue de lui céder sa participation résiduelle de 44% dans BSN Glasspack.

Glasspack Participations avait acquis en 1999 56% de la société BSN Glasspack issue du regroupement des activités d'emballage en verre de DANONE et de Gerresheimer.

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Le Groupe Danone et Eden Springs créent un acteur majeur du HOD en Europe

Le Groupe Danone et Eden Springs créent un acteur majeur du HOD en Europe

09.04.2003

Le Groupe Danone et Eden Springs ont conclu un accord pour créer une joint venture qui regroupera l'ensemble des activités HOD actuelles et futures des deux groupes en Europe.

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Q1 2003 Sales  Like for like sales growth +7.8%

Q1 2003 Sales Like for like sales growth +7.8%

09.04.2003

At constant scope of consolidation and exchange rates, Groupe Danone sales increased by +7.8%.

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Le Groupe Danone accroît sa participation dans Yakult

Le Groupe Danone accroît sa participation dans Yakult

03.03.2003

Le Groupe Danone a accru sa participation dans Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd à 19 %. Cet investissement a été réalisé à travers Danone Asia Pte Ltd., la holding Asie- Pacifique du Groupe Danone basée à Singapour. Il s'agit pour le Groupe Danone d'un investissement à long terme, qui traduit la confiance du Groupe dans le développement du leader asiatique des probiotiques et dans son management.

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Le site www.danonepeople.com remporte le TOP COM 2003 !

Le site www.danonepeople.com remporte le TOP COM 2003 !

02.03.2003

Le site Internet de recrutement du Groupe Danone danonepeople.com a reçu à Paris le 6 Février le Prix d'or du TOP COM 2003 catégorie site Internet de recrutement.

Ce prix, décerné par un jury de professionnels de la communication et des RH d'entreprise ou d'agence de communication, confirme que le professionnalisme et la créativité du groupe sont appréciées.

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Groupe Danone Board of Directors

Groupe Danone Board of Directors

12.02.2003

At the Group Danone Board of Directors meeting held on Thursday February 13th 2003, proposals were put forward for the appointment of three new independent administrators.

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La réorganisation européenne du pôle Biscuits du Groupe Danone est en voie d'achèvement

La réorganisation européenne du pôle Biscuits du Groupe Danone est en voie d'achèvement

28.01.2003

Le Groupe Danone tient ses engagements de réindustrialisation et de reclassement :

  • Cinq accords de réindustrialisation ont été conclus et permettront la revitalisation de tous les sites fermés. Plus de 2 200 emplois seront créés.
  • Le reclassement des salariés touchés par le plan se poursuit et demeure une priorité: 56% des salariés en France et 81% dans les autres pays d'Europe ont aujourd'hui trouvé une solution de reclassement. Le Groupe Danone entend poursuivre ses efforts dans ce domaine.
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Groupe Danone to cancel 1.4 million treasury stocks

Groupe Danone to cancel 1.4 million treasury stocks

22.12.2002

On the 20th of December, 2002, Groupe Danone's Board of Directors has decided, pursuant to the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting held on the 29th of May, 2001, to cancel 1.4 million of treasury stocks.

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Groupe Danone announces the acquisition of Sparkling Spring Water Holdings and consolidates its position in the 5 gallon water market ("HOD") in the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA.

Groupe Danone announces the acquisition of Sparkling Spring Water Holdings and consolidates its position in the 5 gallon water market ("HOD") in the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA.

11.11.2002

Groupe Danone has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sparkling Spring Water Holdings, a Canadian business, which has activities in North America and Europe.

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Groupe Danone to cancel 2.8 million treasury stocks

Groupe Danone to cancel 2.8 million treasury stocks

20.10.2002

On the 17th of October, 2002, Groupe Danone's Board of Directors has decided, pursuant to the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting held on the 29th of May, 2001, to cancel 2.8 million of treasury stocks.

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Q3 sales 2002 Like-for-like sales growth +7.8% (+5.3% for the first 9 months) Groupe Danone confirms its 2002 financial targets

Q3 sales 2002 Like-for-like sales growth +7.8% (+5.3% for the first 9 months) Groupe Danone confirms its 2002 financial targets

16.10.2002

Third-quarter sales were up +7.8% on a like-for-like basis, leading to a +5.3% growth for the first 9 months of 2002.

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Groupe Danone enters the European water jugs (HOD) market through the acquisition of Chateaud'eau

Groupe Danone enters the European water jugs (HOD) market through the acquisition of Chateaud'eau

08.10.2002

Groupe Danone has signed an agreement with Ondeo, subsidiary of the Suez Group, pursuant to which it will acquire Chateaud'eau International, the holding company controlling all the water jugs (HOD or "home and office delivery") businesses of the Suez Group.

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Groupe Danone strengthens its leadership position in home & office delivery ("HOD") in Canada

Groupe Danone strengthens its leadership position in home & office delivery ("HOD") in Canada

07.10.2002

Groupe Danone, through its Quebec subsidiary Labrador Laurentiennes, Inc., has acquired Patrimoine des Eaux du Quebec, the number 3 player in the Canadian HOD market.

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Groupe Danone has signed a joint venture agreement in bottled water in Japan with Kirin Beverage Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp., thus strengthening its leadership position

Groupe Danone has signed a joint venture agreement in bottled water in Japan with Kirin Beverage Corp. and Mitsubishi Corp., thus strengthening its leadership position

09.09.2002

Groupe Danone yesterday signed a partnership agreement with Kirin Beverage Corp., one of the leaders in the Japanese beverage market and Mitsubishi Corp., with the aim of accelerating the growth of the Volvic brand in Japan and participating in the growth of the domestic segment of the market.

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Groupe Danone consolidates its Fresh Dairy Business in the U.K.

Groupe Danone consolidates its Fresh Dairy Business in the U.K.

14.08.2002

Groupe Danone has acquired from Uniq Plc its Shape branded fresh dairy products portfolio.