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Successful bond issue by the Bell Food Group

07.04.2022

The Bell Food Group successfully placed a bond of CHF 300 million with a term to maturity of 7 years on the Swiss capital market on 6 April 2022. The net proceeds will be used to refinance the bond maturing on 16 May 2022 as well as for general financing purposes, in particular for the investment programme for Switzerland.

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The Bell Food Group is optimising its Group structure in the convenience growth segment

25.03.2022

The Bell Food Group is adjusting its organisational structure and reorganising the business areas at top Group level. The business area Convenience will be split into the three independent business areas Eisberg, Hilcona and Hügli.

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Strong core business: the Bell Food Group had another excellent financial year

11.02.2022, Ad hoc release pursuant to Art. 53 LR

In 2021, the Bell Food Group achieved its best ever result. In adjusted terms, sales revenue improved by 3.2 % to CHF 4.2 billion, EBIT by 2.5 % to CHF 164.5 million and the annual profit by 10.0 % to CHF 129.5 million. The dividend should be increased by CHF 0.50 to CHF 7.00 per share.The strong core business with meat and convenience products in the Swiss retail market was the most important driver for the good financial year. The broad diversification of product categories and sales channels once again proved to be a strategic advantage that will continue to be of great importance going forward.All business areas contributed to the good result: Bell Switzerland substantially expanded its market leadership in seafood. Bell International reported gains overall, in particular for organic poultry. In the business area Bell Convenience, vegetarian products and fresh pasta posted the strongest growth.Until 2025, the Bell Food Group will invest strongly in the expansion and modernisation of its production infrastructure in Switzerland. In this way, the company will strengthen its production capacity and its position as a leader in its home market Switzerland for many years to come.

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