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Kerry, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, issues the following Interim Management Statement for the first quarter ended 31 March 2019. This statement is issued in conjunction with the Group’s Annual General Meeting which is being held today.

Every day millions of people throughout the world consume food or beverage products containing our taste & nutrition technologies or systems.

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25,000+

Employees
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15,000+

Products
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147

Manufacturing facilities
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900+

Scientists
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140+

Country markets served

We provide the largest, most innovative portfolio of Taste & Nutrition technologies and systems and Functional Ingredients & Actives for the global food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Our consumer foods division, Kerry Foods, is also a leading consumer foods processor and supplier in selected EU markets.

Since the commissioning of our first dairy and ingredients plant in Listowel, Ireland in 1972, we have grown to become the industry’s leading provider of technology-based ingredients and solutions for all sectors of the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets. Our industry leading technologies are backed by the industry’s most robust in-house processing capabilities. We apply our processing expertise to address manufacturing challenges and help customers design winning consumer products.

Our consumer foods division, Kerry Foods, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of added value branded and customer branded chilled foods to the UK & Irish consumer foods markets and selected international markets. Kerry Foods' market leading brands are household names in our selected markets.

Quoted on the London & Euronext Dublin Stock exchanges, with headquarters in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, our 2018 Group revenue was €6.6billion.


Financial Highlights   (year-ended 31 December 2018)

6.6bn

Revenue

806m

Trading Profit

447m

Free Cash Flow

353.4 cent

Adjusted EPS*

*Earnings per share before brand related intangible asset amortisation and non-trading items (net of tax)