EAC comment on press coverage - company announcement no. 12/2009

Montag, 27.07.2009 17:00

Following today's press coverage concerning the dividend payment from
EAC Foods of USD 45.7 million to EAC, EAC wishes to inform that as of
today and having consulted the regulatory authorities in
Venezuela, we do not have any new information concerning the payment.
The dividend payment is approved by CADIVI, the office under the
Venezuelan Central Bank regulating currency matters, and we maintain
our expectation that the Central Bank will make USD available for the
payment. EAC will issue an announcement as soon as the payment is
completed.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
The East Asiatic Company Ltd. A/S
(A/S Det Østasiatiske Kompagni)
 
For additional information, please contact:
 
President & CEO Niels Henrik Jensen
+45 3525 4300
nhj@eac.dk
 
Group CFO Michael Østerlund Madsen
+45 3525 4300
mom@eac.dk
 
www.eac.dk
 
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