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22 December 2003

Givaudan Share Buy Back 2003/04 – Update 1

From 30 June 2003, to 19 December 2003, Givaudan SA has repurchased 45,000 own shares (5.63% of the programme) in the frame of the buy back programme announced on 18 June 2003.  MORE

11 November 2003

Givaudan at ZKB Company Presentation

On Tuesday 11 November, Givaudan participated in the 20th edition of the Zürcher Kantonalbank Annual Company Presentation  MORE

29 October 2003

New Share Price Features

We are pleased to inform you that Givaudan's website now contains several new, interactive tools and features relating to our stock quote that we hope you will find useful.  MORE

9 October 2003

Givaudan nine months sales

In the first nine months of 2003, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 2.072 billion, representing a growth of 9.6% in local currencies and 1.1% in Swiss Francs compared to the same period of last year.  MORE

14 August 2003

Givaudan Half Year Results 2003

Givaudan outgrows the market and increases cash flow. In the first half of 2003, Givaudan continued to outgrow the market. Group sales grew by 12.2% in local currencies and 1.1% in Swiss Francs.  MORE

17 July 2003

New Head Givaudan Fragrances

Michael Carlos will take over the Leadership of the Givaudan Fragrance Division, effective 1st January 2004. Michael Carlos will replace Errol Stafford, who has announced his retirement, effective 31st December 2003, after more than 30 years within the industry.  MORE

27 June 2003

Givaudan starts second share buy back for 10% of its own shares

Givaudan starts on Monday its second share buy back, as announced on 18 June 2003. The company intends to buy back up to 800’000 of its own shares over a 12-month period.  MORE

18 June 2003

Givaudan announces new share buy back for 10% of its own shares

The Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd. has decided to start a new share buy back programme of up to 800’000 registered shares (representing 10% of the share capital).  MORE

10 June 2003

Givaudan Roadshows - Key Discussion Points - May/June 2003

In May and June 2003, Givaudan management and investor relations were in contact with investors during several roadshows. Following, you will find the most frequently asked questions and the company’s responses.  MORE

11 April 2003

Givaudan SA: Annual General Meeting 2003

The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, a world leader in fragrances and flavours, took place in Geneva on 11 April 2003. It was attended by 173 shareholders, representing 2’439’802 (28%) of a total of 8,725,627 registered shares.  MORE

11 April 2003

First quarter 2003 sales: Givaudan continues healthy growth

In the first quarter 2003, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 685 million resulting in a growth of 21.1% in local currencies and 7.9% in Swiss francs, compared to the same period in 2002.  MORE

5 March 2003

Givaudan 2002 Results

- Actual sales increase in local currencies 18% (in CHF 11%) - Further improvement in operational performance - Proposed dividend per share increase of 16%  MORE

25 February 2003

Givaudan Share Buy Back – Update 3

From 23 October to 18 February 2003, Givaudan SA has repurchased 592’046 own shares (81.59% of the programme) in the frame of the buy back programme announced on 16 September 2002.  MORE

12 February 2003

Givaudan transfers United Kingdom flavour production

Givaudan has decided to transfer its flavour production from Milton Keynes (United Kingdom) to Dortmund (Germany).  MORE

16 January 2003

Givaudan accelerates focus on speciality ingredients

Givaudan and Roche have agreed to terminate supplies of sunscreen filters out of the Givaudan Vernier site by the end of 2003.  MORE

10 January 2003

Givaudan Share Buy Back – Update 2

From 23 October to 31 December 2002, Givaudan SA has repurchased 255’345 own shares in the frame of the buy back programme announced on 16 September 200  MORE

20 December 2002

Givaudan to acquire International Bioflavors Inc. (IBF)

Givaudan has signed an agreement to acquire International Bioflavors Inc. (IBF) a leader in the production of natural cheese and dairy flavours and ingredients for savoury products.  MORE

25 November 2002

Share Buyback -- Update 1

During the period from 23 October to 22 November 2002, Givaudan SA has repurchased 106,900 own shares in the frame of the buy back programme announced on September 16, 2002.  MORE

22 October 2002

Givaudan starts share buy back program

Givaudan starts its share buy back program which has been announced on September 16.  MORE

10 October 2002

Nine months sales

Givaudan maintained solid sales growth momentum.  MORE

16 September 2002

Givaudan announces share buy back

The Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd. approved at its meeting today the repurchase of up to 725'627 registered Givaudan shares.  MORE

4 September 2002

Tomorrow, Givaudan holds Half Year Conference in Zurich

As of 5 September 2002, 13.00 CET, the presentation and around 17.00 CET, main Q&A's of Givaudan's Half Year Presentation in Zurich will be available.  MORE

23 August 2002

Half Year Investor Presentation and Facultative Plant Tour

Invitation to Half Year Investor Presentation and Facultative Plant Tour Thursday, 5 September 2002, 10.30 CET, Zürich, Hotel Widder, Rennweg 7, Widder Saal and Givaudan, Dübendorf.  MORE

14 August 2002

Givaudan Half Year Results 2002

Further Increase in Sales, Operating and Net Profit.  MORE

9 July 2002

Givaudan acquires a further Nestlé facility in Kemptthal

Following Nestlé’s decision to concentrate its culinary research in Singen (South Germany) and to discontinue its research activities in Kemptthal (Zurich, Switzerland), Givaudan will acquire these facilities.  MORE

15 May 2002

Givaudan begins FIS integration

Following the closing on May 2 of the acquisition of Nestlé’s savoury flavour business, Food Ingredients Specialities (FIS), Givaudan has begun its integration activities.  MORE

8 May 2002

Update on Givaudan Share Capital

100'000 new Givaudan registered shares listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX).  MORE

2 May 2002

Givaudan closes FIS acquisition

The acquisition of Nestlé’s savoury flavour business, Food Ingredients Specialities (FIS), by Givaudan was closed today, 2 May 2002.  MORE

26 April 2002

Givaudan SA: Annual General Meeting 2002

The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, a world leading company in fragrances and flavours, took place in Geneva on 26 April 2002. It was attended by 235 shareholders, representing 2,009,472 (23.30 %) of a total of 8,625,627 registered shares.  MORE

9 April 2002

Givaudan on track: A promising start in 2002

Geneva, 10 April 2002. In the first quarter 2002, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 634.9 million resulting in a growth of 1.9% in Swiss francs and 3.2% in local currencies, compared to the same period in 2001.  MORE

6 March 2002

Givaudan: Good overall results

Operating cash flow after investments and taxes increases by 41%.  MORE

28 January 2002

Givaudan's New Chef's Council Brings Chefs to the Flavour Supplier World

Givaudan has launched the Givaudan Chef’s Council, a diverse team of culinary experts who will serve as an extension of Givaudan’s culinary staff.  MORE

18 January 2002

Givaudan to acquire FIS, the flavour unit of Nestlé

Givaudan SA, Vernier, has signed an agreement with Nestlé SA, Vevey, to acquire its flavour activities, operating under the umbrella of Food Ingredients Specialities (FIS).  MORE

4 December 2001

Givaudan’s Vernier Site certified ISO 14001

Givaudan’s largest production site and headquarters, Vernier (Geneva, Switzerland), has successfully passed the required audits and has received the ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.  MORE

11 October 2001

Givaudan’s Nine Months Sales up 5.2% in Local Currencies

In the first nine months, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1’861.3 million compared to CHF 1’789.2 million in last year’ ;s period, representing a growth of 4.0% in Swiss Francs and 5.2% in local currencies.  MORE

27 September 2001

Givaudan own shares over 5%

On June 27, 2001, Givaudan SA holding of derivatives on its own stock has exceeded the 5% free threshold set forth in SESTO-FBC, consecutively to a transaction aiming at hedging the shares underlying Givaudan United States Inc 1% guaranteed bond issue, due 2006, exchangeable into Givaudan SA stock.  MORE

14 August 2001

Half Year 2001 results: Givaudan increases net profit by 16%

Geneva, 14 August 2001. Givaudan maintained its momentum in the first half year 2001 while further improving operating and net margins. It recorded sales of CHF 1259 million compared to 1203 million in 2000, resulting in a healthy increase of 5.2% in local currencies and 4.7% in Swiss Francs.  MORE

18 July 2001

GivaudanAccess successfully launched in North America

The Swiss-based flavour and fragrance leader Givaudan has launched its Internet offering GivaudanAccess™ in North America.  MORE

7 June 2001

Givaudan's VAS™ Technology Wins Best Technological Breakthrough of the Year

Technology that allows perfumers to create fragrances with a client in real time  MORE

18 May 2001

First Givaudan Annual General Meeting 2001

The first Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA took place in Geneva on 18 May 2001.  MORE

9 May 2001

Givaudan is preparing for the launch of a convertible bond of USD 200 million

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10 April 2001

Givaudan Targets Broader Markets Online

Swiss based flavour and fragrance leader Givaudan announced that it is previewing its new online initiative GivaudanAccess.com.  MORE

10 April 2001

A good start in 2001

In the first quarter 2001, Givaudan recorded CHF 622.9 million of overall sales resulting in a growth of 5% in Swiss francs and 6.4% in local currencies, compared to the same period in 2000.   MORE

13 March 2001

Givaudan: 14% net profit increase in 2000

In 2000 Givaudan (SWX: GIVN), a global leader in the fragrance and flavour industry with headquarters in Switzerland, recorded sales of CHF 2.4 billion resulting in an increase of 6% compared to 1999.  MORE

29 November 2000

Givaudan to partner with DigiScents

Givaudan (SWX: GIVN), the Swiss based leading company in the fragrance and flavour industry, announces today an innovative collaboration with US based DigiScents, Inc. The deal grants Givaudan an equity stake in DigiScents and the status of a preferred fragrance supplier. Details of the alliance were not disclosed.  MORE

17 November 2000

Givaudan Investor and Media Agenda 2001

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26 October 2000

Givaudan opens a new sensory and technology centre in Shanghai

On the occasion of its fifth Anniversary, Shanghai Givaudan Ltd., a joint venture company between Givaudan and Shanghai Sunve Pharmaceutical Corporation, opens its new sensory and technology centre and expands the existing production facilities in Pudong, Shanghai.  MORE

11 October 2000

Givaudan’s first nine months sales up 7% - Good net result expected for the full year

sales in the 3rd quarter 2000 continued to show positive growth. Overall sales from January to September 2000 grew by 7% in Swiss Francs, compared to the same period in 1999. In local currencies, sales remained flat.   MORE

30 August 2000

Givaudan opens new plant in India

Givaudan today opened a new plant in Jigani (Bangalore, India). The new factory includes state-of-the-art fragrance and flavour compounding facilities as well as application and quality control laboratories.  MORE