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Lindt & Sprüngli Group: Completion of Russell Stover Transaction

15.09.2014 / 17:30

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Lindt & Sprüngli Group: Completion of Russell Stover Transaction

Kilchberg, 15. September 2014 -Chocoladenfabiken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
announces today, that it has successfully completed the definite
acquisition of Russell Stover Candies, LLC, after the obtention of all
required regulatory approvals.

This biggest and most important strategic acquisition in the company's
history will give Lindt & Sprüngli an established presence throughout the
USA with its LINDT, GHIRARDELLI, RUSSELL STOVER and WHITMAN'S brands. The
addition of the Russell Stover and Whitman's brands perfectly complements
Lindt & Sprüngli's existing chocolate portfolio and will make the company
the Number 3 North American chocolate manufacturer.


About Lindt & Sprüngli: As the global leader in the premium chocolate
sector, Lindt & Sprüngli looks back on a long standing tradition of almost
170 years which takes its origins in Zurich, Switzerland. Today, quality
chocolate products by Lindt & Sprüngli are made at 12 own production sites
in Europe (key brands: LINDT, CAFFAREL, HOFBAUER) and the USA (key brands:
LINDT, GHIRARDELLI, RUSSELL STOVER, WHITMAN'S). They are distributed by
numerous subsidiary companies and branch offices and also via a
comprehensive network of independent distributors all over the world. With
some 9,000 employees, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales worth 2.88
billion Swiss francs in 2013.


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Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
Investor Relations
Investorrelations-in@lindt.com

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Corp. Communications
Mediarelations-in@lindt.com



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Language:    English
Company:     Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
             Seestrasse 204
             8802 Kilchberg
             Switzerland
Phone:       + 41 44 716 25 37
Fax:         + 41 44 716 26 60
E-mail:   zdrozd@lindt.com
Internet: www.lindt.com
ISIN:        CH0010570759, CH0010570767
Valor:       1057075, 1057076
Listed:      Foreign Exchange(s) SIX


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