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Completion of the acquisition of Azucarera Ebro


30 April 2009

Associated British Foods plc ("ABF"), the international food, ingredients and retail group, has today announced the completion of its acquisition of Azucarera Ebro, the leading sugar producer in Iberia. The acquisition, which will strengthen the existing EU operations of British Sugar, was announced on 15 December 2008. The business comprises four well-invested beet sugar factories, a state-of-the-art packaging centre and a new refinery which is currently under construction.

For further information please contact:

Associated British Foods
John Bason, Finance Director
Tel:  020 7399 6500

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Jonathan Clare, Chris Barrie, Hannah Seward 
Tel:  020 7638 9571