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Results for first half of 2015|16 (ended 31.08 2015): AGRANA raises Group forecast for full year – Attractive business results in Starch segment

Group revenue of € 1,263.5 million (H1 prior year: € 1,285.2 million) marginally lower than in first half of 2014|15 for price reasonsOperating profit (EBIT) at € 68.7 million still significantly below year-earlier level (H1 prior year: € 87.0 million), but second quarter…

AGRANA's solid first half drives more optimistic outlook for full year 2015|16

In the first half of 2015|16 (the six months to 31 August 2015) AGRANA achieved operating profit (EBIT) of € 68.7 million (H1 prior year: € 87.0 million). Group revenue in the first six months of 2015|16 was € 1,263.5 million, a decrease of 1.7% from one year earlier.While EBIT…

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AGRANA results for first quarter of 2015|16 (ended 31 May 2015)

Sustained pressure on sugar prices led to decrease in revenue and EBITStarch and fruit preparations at year-earlier LevelAGRANA, the global sugar, starch and fruit products manufacturer, as predicted posted reductions in revenue and EBIT in the opening quarter of the 2015|16…

AGRANA Annual General Meeting votes for unchanged dividend of € 3.60

The 28th ordinary Annual General Meeting of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG today voted to pay out a dividend in the amount of €3.60 per share for the 2014|15 financial year. This is equivalent to that of the prior year. The Annual General Meeting also discharged the members of the…

AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG generated revenue of € 2.5 billion and EBIT of € 121.7 million --- Dividend proposal of € 3.60 per share

Revenue of € 2,493.5 million (prior year: € 2,841.7 million) Operating profit (EBIT) of € 121.7 million was well below the prior year’s € 166.9 million Price pressure in the Sugar Segment, in ethanol activities, on fruit Juice concentrates, and restructuring expenses in Fruit,…

AGRANA expects EBIT to decline in the 2015|16 financial year

AGRANA expects a decline in operating profit after exceptional items (EBIT) in the 2015|16 financial year (1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016).According to provisional figures, the sugar, starch and fruit company achieved revenue of € 2,493.5 million (prior year*: € 2,841.7…

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AGRANA successfully concludes its longest ever sugar beet processing campaign

2014/15 campaign extends for a total of 177 daysSugar production volume amounts to around one million tonnes (of which 0.5 million tonnes in Austria)At the weekend AGRANA successfully concluded its processing of sugar beet from the 2014/15 harvest at its sugar mills in…

AGRANA reaffirms expectations for full year

In the first three quarters of 2014|15, pressure on prices in the Sugar segment and one-time structural effects in the Fruit segment led to significant reductions in revenue and EBIT.In the first nine months of the 2014|15 financial year, AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG as expected…

AGRANA results for first half of 2014|15 (ended 31 August 2014)

Pressure on prices in Sugar and Fruit leaves revenue and EBIT lowerIn the first half of the 2014|15 financial year, AGRANA, the global sugar, starch and fruit products manufacturer, registered a significant revenue reduction of 17.9% to EUR 1,285.2 million. Operating profit…

AGRANA Research & Innovation Center in Tulln has been ceremoniously opened - Bringing all R&D activities together in one location

The grand opening of the new AGRANA Research & Innovation Center (ARIC) in Tulln today signals the beginning of a new chapter for AGRANA research. With these new premises, the global sugar, starch and fruit company AGRANA has combined all research and innovation activities of…

New Management of AUSTRIA Juice GmbH appointed - Franz Ennser succeeds Stephan Büttner as CEO

As a consequence of the previously announced appointment of Stephan Büttner, CEO of AUSTRIA Juice GmbH, to the Management Board of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG, the following changes are taking place in the management team of AUSTRIA Juice GmbH:The new CEO, and therefore the successor…

AGRANA results for first quarter of 2014|15 (ended 31 May 2014) – Pressure on sales prices in Sugar and Fruit reduces revenue and EBIT

AGRANA, the global manufacturer of sugar, starch and fruit products, started the 2014|15 financial year with a significant decline in revenue as a result of lower market prices, following the record revenues of the past two years. Compared to the year-earlier quarter, Group…

AGRANA Annual General Meeting approves unchanged dividend of € 3.60 / Erwin Hameseder succeeds Christian Konrad as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

The 27th Annual General Meeting of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG today resolved to pay a dividend in the amount of € 3.60 per share for the financial year 2013|14. This is equivalent to that of the prior year. The Annual General Meeting also discharged the members of the Management…

AGRANA with solid performance in Q1 2014|15 but weaker full-year guidance

In the first quarter 2014|15 (1 March to 31 May 2014), AGRANA generated earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of € 52.9 million (Q1 2013|14: € 59.6 million).

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AGRANA opens new fruit preparations plant in Lysander (New York)

Global leader in fruit preparations now has four facilities in USA

AGRANA Group revenue again exceeds € 3 billion / Steady dividend proposal of € 3.60 per share

Group revenue of € 3,043.4 million again over three-billion markOperating profit of € 171.4 million significantly below that of prior year (€ 236.9 million)Considerably higher commodity costs weigh on result in Sugar segmentPositive trend continues in Fruit segmentStronger…

Management Board Changes at AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

The AGRANA Group announces that Walter Grausam, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Management Board of the AGRANA Group (AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG) and retiring upon the expiry of his current contract on 31 December 2014. Walter Grausam has been the CFO of the AGRANA…

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Change in AGRANA shareholder structure / Announcement pursuant to Art. 93 (2) of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act (BörseG)

AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG (AGRANA), Vienna, ISIN AT0000603709, hereby announces, in accordance with Art. 93 (2) of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act (BörseG), that it was informed by M&G Investment Management Limited, London|Great Britain, on 26 February 2014, pursuant to Art. 91…

Changes in the AGRANA shareholder structure. Medium term increase of the actual free float is targeted.

AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG (AGRANA), Vienna, was informed today by its main shareholder Z&S Zucker und Stärke Holding AG (Z&S), Vienna, that the British financial services company Prudential plc (M&G Investments), London, Great Britain, and several of its subsidiaries have…

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AGRANA intends to acquire Urziceni and Liesti sugar refinery plants from Lemarco S.A.

AGRANA Zucker GmbH has reached agreement with the Romanian sugar producer Lemarco S.A. to acquire the latter's plants in Urziceni and Liesti.