ARYZTA AG Announces Strategic investment in Picard

Zurich/Switzerland, 31 March 2015

Aryzta announces it has entered into exclusive negotiations for a strategic investment with Lion Capital in a speciality premium French food business.

Under the terms of the agreement, Aryzta would acquire a 49% shareholding in Picard ( for consideration of Η446.6m, largely funded with the net proceeds from the Origin placement (c. Η400m, net of fees and taxes).

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