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07.11.2011 – 08:43

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AGRANA consolidates its presence in South Africa and starts production of fruit preparations in Johannesburg

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Plant Openings

Wien (euro adhoc) - AGRANA started operations at its new production facility in
Johannesburg at the end of October. This adds a second production site to the
presence of this sugar, starch and fruit-processing Group in South Africa which
now produces fruit preparations for the dairy, baking and ice cream products
sector at a total of three sites on the African continent - namely Cairo, Cape
Town and Johannesburg. 

AGRANA will start production in Johannesburg with an annual volume of around
4,000 tonnes of fruit preparations and syrups. Initially, these products will
primarily supply the local market, albeit with a view to also supplying
neighbouring countries in the future. 

"The launch of operations at our plant in Johannesburg is a further element of
our policy of geographic expansion. We see Africa as a future-oriented market
with high growth potential, particularly given the population growth, especially
in North and South Africa, as well as the steady increase in the popularity of
dairy products", says Johann Marihart, CEO of Agrana Beteiligungs-AG.  
What are fruit preparations?
Fruit preparations contain premium quality fruit which is processed either as
liquids or pieces in order to be used, in particular, in dairy products or for
the ice cream and bakery products sectors. These fruit-based products are
individually conceptualised and produced in the course of close research and
development cooperations with customers.  

AGRANA is the foremost sugar company in Central and Eastern Europe. It is the
leading supplier of specialised products in Europe by a considerable margin, as
well as being the largest producer of bioethanol in Austria and Hungary. In the
field of fruit, AGRANA is the top global producer of fruit preparations for the
dairy industry and one of the leading producers of fruit juice concentrates in
Europe. In its 2010|11 business year, AGRANA generated revenues of approximately
EUR two billion. AGRANA employs around 8,000 personnel at 53 sites in 26
countries around the world. 

This press release is available in German and English at

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
             Donau-City-Straße 9
             A-1220 Wien
phone:       +43-1-21137-0
FAX:         +43-1-21137-12045
sector:      Food
ISIN:        AT0000603709
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime
stockmarkets: Präsenzhandel: Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, official market: Wien 
language:   English

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