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Management of new joint venture YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH appointed

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Wien (euro adhoc) - Following the closing of the joint venture deal between
AGRANA Juice Holding GmbH and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH, the management team
of the new company has now been appointed. With immediate effect, Stephan
Büttner, as CEO, Franz Ennser, as COO, and Roland Simon, as CFO, will be taking
over the management of YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH.

Stephan Büttner (39), who has been CEO of Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH since
2004, will be taking on the same role at YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH. As CEO he
will be responsible for sales, marketing, product development and human
resources. "The new joint venture will bundle the skills and expertise of two
successful companies. As a result, YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH positions itself
as an important player in the global market for fruit juice concentrates," says

As COO, Franz Ennser (41), previously General Manager of the AGRANA Juice
Division, will be responsible for purchasing, production and quality management.
Roland Simon (45), formerly CFO of the AGRANA Juice Division, will in future
also be responsible for finance as well as legal affairs and IT. 

The aim is to tap numerous synergies due to the merger of AGRANA Juice Holding
GmbH and Ybbstaler Fruit Austria GmbH. The objective of YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE
GmbH is to more intensively manage international markets and consequently create
additional potential for growth. The company intends to establish itself as a
leading supplier of fruit juice concentrates, fruit purees, beverage ingredients
and direct juices.

About YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH (at June 2012)
YBBSTALER AGRANA JUICE GmbH is a joint venture of AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
(AGRANA) and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG (RWA), and is consolidated by the
AGRANA Group. The company produces fruit juice concentrates, fruit purees and
natural flavourings as well as beverage ingredients and direct juices for use by
the beverages industry. The joint venture, which employs around 800 personnel,
has its head offices at Kröllendorf in Lower Austria and 14 facilities in
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, the Ukraine and China.  

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Further inquiry note:
AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
Mag.(FH) Hannes Haider
Investor Relations
Tel.: +43-1-211 37-12905

Mag.(FH) Christine Göller
Public Relations
Tel.: +43-1-211 37-12084

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company:     AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
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phone:       +43-1-21137-0
FAX:         +43-1-21137-12045
sector:      Food
ISIN:        AT0000603709
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime
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language:   English

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