Barry Callebaut: first-time application of IFRS 8 ("Operating Segments") incl. previous year's restated figures

Barry Callebaut AG / Barry Callebaut: first-time application of IFRS 8 ("Operating Segments") incl. previous year's restated figures processed and transmitted by Hugin AS. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Zurich/Switzerland, January 7, 2010 ? Barry Callebaut AG, the world?s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, will announce its key sales figures for the first three months of fiscal year 2009/10, ended November 30, 2009, on January 13, 2010. In this respect Barry Callebaut informs that its reporting structure has been adapted as from 2009/10 onwards, as a consequence of the first-time application of IFRS 8 (?Operating Segments?). This standard requires that the reported operating segments correspond to the internal management reporting used by the chief operating decision maker. Accordingly, Barry Callebaut reports by Region. The globally managed ?Global Sourcing & Cocoa? business is reported as a separate operating segment like a Region. The adjusted reporting structure will be as follows: ·         Operating Segments defined by Region; the globally managed ?Global Sourcing & Cocoa? business is reported like a Region: o        Figures reported under ?Global Sourcing & Cocoa? include all sales of cocoa products (also called ?semi-finished products?) to third-party customers in all regions o        Figures shown under the Regions Europe, Americas, and Asia-Pacific show all chocolate sales in the respective region (Food Manufacturer Products, Gourmet &  Specialties Products, Consumer Products) ·         Additional information on third-party sales volume and revenue is provided for the most relevant product groups: o        Global Sourcing & Cocoa (worldwide sales of cocoa products) o        Food Manufacturer Products (worldwide sales) o        Gourmet & Specialties Products (worldwide sales) o        Consumer Products (worldwide sales) The product groups are basically unchanged compared to the previous Business Unit reporting view; differences to the figures published in 2008/09 result from a reclassification of certain Food Manufacturer Products into Consumer Products. For comparison reasons, the Group?s previous year figures (2008/09) will also be presented in the new reporting structure for the comparable prior-year period. Barry Callebaut already provides these restated figures for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008/09 in the table below, in the same format in which the quarterly numbers will be released on January 13, 2010, at 7:00am CET. The complete news release can be downloaded from the following link: http://hugin.info/100441/R/1371304/335534.pdf for investors and financial analysts: for the media: Simone Lalive d?Epinay, Gaby Tschofen, Head of IR VP Corp. Communications Barry Callebaut AG Barry Callebaut AG Phone: +41 43 204 04 23 Phone: +41 43 204 04 60 simone_lalive@barry-callebaut.com gaby_tschofen@barry-callebaut.com om> [HUG#1371304] --- End of Message --- Barry Callebaut AG P.O. Box Zurich Switzerland WKN: 914661;ISIN: CH0009002962;