AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

EANS-Adhoc: AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
Changes in the AGRANA shareholder structure. Medium term increase of the actual free float is targeted.

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AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG (AGRANA), Vienna, was informed today by its main
shareholder Z&S Zucker und Stärke Holding AG (Z&S), Vienna, that the British
financial services company Prudential plc (M&G Investments), London, Great
Britain, and several of its subsidiaries have completely divested their
holdings in AGRANA. Z&S, who as the main shareholder of AGRANA held 75.5% of
the share capital until now, has taken over a direct stake of 10.6%, following
this transaction Z&S now holds 86.1% of the voting rights in AGRANA. A further
5% of AGRANA shares were acquired directly by Südzucker AG
Mannheim/Ochsenfurt,Mannheim, Germany, and should be available again for the
free float in the near term.

Therewith Z&S as the main shareholder still vouches for the stock exchange
listing of the AGRANA Group. Furthermore, the described transactions provide an
improvement of AGRANA's position in equity markets and raises its trading

This information is also available on the AGRANA website at

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

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

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issuer:      AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
             F.-W.-Raiffeisen-Platz  1
             A-1020 Wien
phone:       +43-1-21137-0
FAX:         +43-1-21137-12045
sector:      Food
ISIN:        AT0000603709
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime
stockmarkets: Präsenzhandel: Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, official market: Wien 
language:   English

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