Trading update Q1 2016: Strong profitable sustainable growth

Q1 2016 highlights

o Autonomous revenue growth of 9.3%

o EBITE increases to 14.1million (9.9% of revenue)

CEO Statement

Christophe Barnouin(CEO) commented: We had a good start in 2016 and our growth momentum on core brands and categories has continued. A&P investments have been slightly ahead of Q1 last year and still we delivered a further increase in EBITE. Performance of Isola Bio and recently integrated Piramide are in line with plans. We have further gained share on key brands in a growing market.

We are positive that 2016 will be yet another year where more consumers will shift to healthier and more sustainable food and we are in a good position to drive and benefit from this trend.

Analyst & investor meeting

At 10h00 CET, a conference call for analysts, investors, and media will be hosted by Ronald Merckx (CFO). The dial-in number is +31 20 716 8250 (toll free 0800 022 2330) - please quote "Wessanen". There will also be a live audio webcast via

The press release and presentation are available for download at


Media, investor & analyst enquiries

Ronald Merckx (CFO)

Phone   +31.20.3122.124