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13.04.2011 – 15:21

Tetra Pak GmbH & Co KG

TETRA PAK announces 2010 sales of EUR 9.98 billion and beats five- year carbon emissions target
Fast growing markets underpin strong performance

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (ots)

Tetra Pak, the world leader in food processing and packaging solutions, announced net sales of EUR 9.98 billion in 2010, up 5.2 per cent from 2009 at comparable rates. Packaging Solutions reached EUR 9.01 billion in net sales in 2010, an increase of 5.9 per cent compared with 2009, while sales of Processing Solutions edged down 0.7 per cent to EUR 971 million. The strong sales performance of Packaging Solutions in 2010 was driven by double-digit growth in several geographies, including Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, China and South America.

Alongside the strong sales results, Tetra Pak also announced that it had beaten its 2010 absolute carbon emissions goal, exceeding the 10 per cent reduction target it set five years ago. The company achieved an actual cut in carbon emissions of 11 per cent against a 2005 baseline, while sales grew by 23.1 per cent, equating to a relative reduction of 30 per cent.

"Environmental performance is an intrinsic part of Tetra Pak's business strategy and operations," said Tetra Pak CEO Dennis Jönsson. "As our results show today, by setting and meeting ambitious environmental targets we strengthen competitiveness, both for Tetra Pak and for our customers."

The company also achieved targeted results on other key pillars of its environmental strategy: efforts to ensure the sustainable supply of the paperboard used to make its packages and programmes to increase the recycling of used beverages cartons around the world.

In 2010, 40 per cent of the company's paperboard supply was certified by the Forest Stewardship Council(TM) (FSC(TM)), with 8.5 billion cartons put on the market bearing the FSC logo, enabling consumers to actively support responsible forestry.

On the recycling front, some 30 billion used cartons were recycled globally last year - eliminating more than 473 k tonnes of waste and providing the base material for a host of new products. Globally, the company has increased recycling by more than 1 billion packs per year since 2002.

2010 facts and figures

In 2010 Tetra Pak supplied a record 158 billion individual packages used by leading food and beverage companies around the world to deliver over 74 billion litres of milk, juice, fruits and other products to consumers.

The company delivered an additional 491 packaging machines, 2,364 processing units and 1,566 pieces of distribution equipment in 2010. Tetra Pak operates 16 technical training centres, 41 technical service centres and 11 research and development facilities around the world to ensure continued product innovation and excellence in customer service.

ABOUT TETRA PAK

Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With almost 22,000 employees based in over 85 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, "PROTECTS WHAT'S GOOD(TM)," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere. More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com

ABOUT THE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. Find more information available at www.fsc.org

The FSC license code for Tetra Pak is FSC-C014047

Contact:

Dr. Heike Schiffler
Telefon: (06146) 59-274 - Telefax: (06146) 59-232
E-Mail: heike.schiffler@tetrapak.com

Simone Seidel
Telefon: (06146) 59-209 - Telefax: (06146) 59-232
E-Mail: simone.seidel@tetrapak.com

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