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DGAP-Adhoc: Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG: Lindt & Sprüngli decides on a share buyback program for own shares and participation certificates in order to reduce capital

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG  / Key word(s): Share Buyback

03.10.2013 17:39

Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR


Lindt & Sprüngli decides on a share buyback program for own shares and
participation certificates in order to reduce capital

Kilchberg, 3 October 2013 - The Board of Directors of Chocoladefabriken
Lindt & Sprüngli Aktiengesellschaft has decided at its meeting of 3 October
2013 to execute a new share buyback program for Lindt & Sprüngli registered
shares and participation certificates until the end of 2014, given the high
cash position, its solid balance and its continuously cash generative
business. Shares and PC of up to a maximum of 5% of the total share/PC
capital currently recorded in the commercial register will be repurchased
via separate trading lines on SIX Swiss Exchange, less Swiss withholding
tax, and subsequently be retired by means of a capital reduction. Based on
the closing price of Lindt & Sprüngli registered shares and PCs on 3
October 2013, the value of the shares/PCs to be bought back is
approximately CHF 450 million. It is planned to start the buyback end of
October 2013. Lindt & Sprüngli will continue to pursue its present dividend

Further details available on our webpage - investors - shares
& capital.

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG is the worldwide leader in the
premium chocolate segment and was founded more than 165 years ago in
Zurich. Lindt & Sprüngli quality chocolate is manufactured in eight own
production facilities in Europe and the US and is sold by 20 own
subsidiaries as well as a widespread network of independent distributors
around the world. The Lindt & Sprüngli Group employs around 8100 people and
achieved sales of 2.67 billion Swiss francs in 2012.

Contact: Investor Relations Contact: Media Relations

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Dieter Weisskopf, CFO                 Sylvia Kälin, Corp. Communications
Tel.: +41 44 716 25 37                Tel. +41 44 716 24 56          

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Language:               English
Company:                Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG
                        Seestrasse 204
                        8802 Kilchberg
Phone:                  + 41 44 716 25 37
Fax:                    + 41 44 716 26 60
ISIN:                   CH0010570759, CH0010570767
Valor:                  1057075, 1057076
Listed:                 SIX

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