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Hawesko at today's annual general meeting of shareholders: business performance within expectations


June 17, 2013 - London

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Hamburg, 17 June 2013. The wine trading group Hawesko Holding AG (HAW, HAWG.DE, DE0006042708) reports business performance within the expectations of its management board in the first five months of the current fiscal year 2013 (1 January-31 May): CEO Alexander Margaritoff made this statement in his speech to the company's annual general meeting of shareholders today. For the entire fiscal year 2013 the management board continues to expect an increase in sales of around 6% overall compared to the previous year's figure (€ 449 million), and a proportionately higher increase in EBIT to approximately € 28 million (previous year: € 26.1 million). "That would be the best result in the company's history," according to Margaritoff.

In addition to the formalities and the creation of new authorised capital, the agenda for today's annual general meeting of shareholders included the proposal to increase the dividend for fiscal year 2012 from € 1.60 to € 1.65. The dividend is payable from 18 June 2013.

Hawesko Holding AG is a leading supplier of premium wines and champagnes. In fiscal year 2012, the Group achieved sales of € 449 million and employed 847 persons in the company's three sales channels: specialty retail (Jacques' Wein-Depot), wholesale operations (Wein Wolf and CWD Champagner- und Wein-Distributionsgesellschaft) and mail order (especially Hanseatisches Wein- and Sekt-Kontor and Wein & Vinos). The shares of Hawesko Holding AG are listed on the Hanseatic Stock Exchange in Hamburg as well as in the SDAX small-cap index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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Publisher:
Hawesko Holding AG, 20247 Hamburg
Internet:
http://www.hawesko-holding.com (Company information)
http://www.hawesko.de(Online shop)
http://www.jacques.de(Jacques' Wein-Depot information and online shop)
http://www.vinos.de (Spanish wines sold through Wein & Vinos)
http://www.chateauclassic.com (Online shop with outstanding Bordeaux wines of older vintages)


Press Contact and Investor Relations:
Thomas Hutchinson, Hawesko Holding AG
Phone +49 (0)40 30 39 21 00
Fax +49 (0)40 30 39 21 05
E-mail: ir@hawesko-holding.com


 




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