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Raisio Group

Raisio plc is a growing international company listed in Finland. Raisio is known for its innovations, of which cholesterol-lowering Benecol is one good example and Benemilk, with its ability to increase milk yield and improve contents of milk, another.

Raisio's top innovations and numerous inventions are proof of the company's ability to develop methods and products to solve global problems and profitability issues concerning the agri-food sector. Moreover, Raisio was the first company in the world to use water and carbon footprint labels on consumer products.

Raisio's main products include breakfast, snack and baking products, the ingredient of plant stanol ester in Benecol products as well as Benecol range, confectionery and feeds for livestock and fish. The Group's key market areas are Finland, the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and the Czech Republic. Markets for the Benecol products are global.

Raisio's operations are divided into two divisions: Brands and Raisioagro. Raisio's most recognised food brands are Benecol, Elovena, Sunnuntai, Honey Monster, Nordic, Fox's, Poppets and Juicee Gummee. Raisioagro's most recognised feed brands are Benemilk, Hercules LP Opti, Maituri and Herkku.

 
 

Raisio's activities are based on tasty, ecological, healthy and safe products that meet customer needs. In all our operations, the emphasis is placed on sustainable development and continuous improvement.

Raisio plc is a Finnish company founded in 1939 and our shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in the Mid Cap segment. According to the report published by Boston Consulting Group in late 2013, Raisio was the best value creator among the companies listed in Finland 2008-2013. At the end of 2013, Raisio had over 35,000 shareholders. Foreign ownership has doubled in 18 months amounting to about 16% at the end of 2013.

The Group employs some 1,900 persons and operates in 9 countries. In 2013, Raisio Group's net sales totalled EUR 558 million and EBIT excluding one-off items was EUR 39.3 million.