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BERENTZEN-GRUPPE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (FRA:DE000520) Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft: Vivaris Getränke GmbH & Co. KG - Contract bottling business for an international beverage group to be terminated

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22/06/2020 15:12

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Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft: Vivaris Getränke GmbH & Co. KG - Contract bottling business for an international beverage group to be terminated

22.06.2020 / 15:12
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Press release no. 15/2020


Vivaris Getränke GmbH & Co. KG
Contract bottling business for an international beverage group to be terminated

Haselünne, June 22, 2020 - The Vivaris Getränke GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft, will not be continuing the current bottling order for an international beverage group from next year on. The previous business partner has informed the Berentzen Group about the termination of the cooperation on December 31, 2020. The background to this is internal structural measures in the area of its supply chain.

"We regret this decision taken", explains Oliver Schwegmann, member of the Executive Board of Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft, and continues: "At the same time, however, the end of this cooperation strengthens our resolve to continue to develop Vivaris into a strong manufacturer of branded goods with national ambitions and to end low-profit contract bottling business in the future". Vivaris' own brands, in particular the Mio Mio brand products and regional mineral waters, have shown an impressive momentum in sales and revenue development in recent years, he said.

The order for the filling of non-alcoholic beverages for its business partner most recently contributed around seven percent of annual consolidated revenues of the Berentzen Group. However, taking into account countermeasures to be taken and due to the comparatively weak earnings quality of the contract bottling business, the effect on adjusted consolidated earnings before interest and taxes (consolidated EBIT) for the financial years from 2021 onwards is expected to be of minor significance.

About the Berentzen Group:

The Berentzen Group is a broad-based beverage company operating in the following three segments: Spirits, Non-alcoholic Beverages and Fresh Juice Systems. The Berentzen Group is one of the oldest producers of spirits in Germany with a corporate history going back over 250 years. Today, it has a presence in more than 60 countries around the world with well-known brands like Berentzen and Puschkin and attractively priced private-label products. In its Non-alcoholic Beverages segment, the corporate group produces mineral waters, carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks under its own brands and also boasts more than 50 years of experience in the franchise business for soft drinks, currently acting as franchisee for the Sinalco brand. In addition, the Berentzen Group markets innovative fresh juice systems under the Citrocasa brand in its third segment, thus serving the fast-growing market for modern, health-oriented drinks. The Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft share (ISIN DE0005201602) is listed on the regulated market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Further information is available at:

Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft
Thorsten Schmitt
Corporate Communications
Phone +49 (0) 5961 502 215
pr@berentzen.de
www.berentzen-gruppe.de



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Language: English
Company: Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft
Ritterstraße 7
49740 Haselünne
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)5961 502-0
Fax: +49 (0)5961 502-550
E-mail: ir@berentzen.de
Internet: www.berentzen-gruppe.de
ISIN: DE0005201602, ,
WKN: 520160
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1075429

 
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