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2008/2009 Combined Shareholders' Meeting

11/02/2009

Organic growth in profit from recurring operations of between +1% and +3% for 2009/10 with an increase in advertising and promotion investment behind strategic brands

2008/2009 Combined Shareholders' Meeting

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The Combined General Meeting of shareholders of Pernod Ricard is being held today, to approve the 2008/09 consolidated and company financial statements at 30 June 2009, and to set the amount of the dividend for the year. The Meeting will also decide on all the draft resolutions submitted for approval.

The Group reaffirms its confidence in the quality of the portfolio and in the strength of the distribution network, particularly in emerging countries. The Group highlights that, even if the general economic environment remains difficult, particularly in Europe, early signs of improvement are appearing in certain markets.

In this context, and given a start to the year in line with the Group’s expectations, Pierre Pringuet announces “targeting 2009/10 organic growth in profit from recurring operations of between +1% and +3%, with an increase in advertising and promotion investment behind strategic brands”.

Below are the major dates on the financial communication calendar for the coming year*:

  • Trading Statement 1st HY 2009/10: Thursday 14 January 2010
  • 2009/10 Half-year results: Thursday 18 February 2010
  • 2009/10 3rd Quarter sales: Wednesday 29 April 2010
  • Trading Statement FY 2009/10: Friday 16 July 2010
  • 2009/10 Annual results: Thursday 2 September 2010
  • 2010/11 1st Quarter sales: Thursday 21 October 2010
  • 2009/10 Combined General Meeting: Wednesday 10 November 2010



* Pernod Ricard’s financial year starts on 1 July and ends on 30 June of the following year.

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