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Orbico Group and Żywiec Group sign conditional agreement regarding the purchase of shares

Warsaw July 23, 2015, Żywiec Group S.A. and its 100% subsidiary Distribev Holding Sp. zo.o. signed with Orbico Group a conditional agreement upon which Orbico Group will purchase from Distribev Holding 80% of shares in Distribev Sp. zo.o. – The brewer’s sales and distribution company serving traditional trade and horeca market.

Żywiec Group believe that establishing the partnership with Orbico Group, one of the leadings players on the distribution services market in Europe, is the next important step in implementing Grupa Żywiec strategy aimed at improving their competitive position on the rapidly changing market – Guillaume Duverdier, President of the Management Board of Grupa Żywiec

Orbico Group is proud to be selected as a strategic partner of Grupa Żywiec. Through this investment and partnership Orbico Group continues to develop as a result of our long term determination towards distribution, especially in serving traditional trade and HoReCa. We will focus on improvement of services to our customers, consumers and partners while enabling the best personal development for our employees. Josip Roglić - Vice President of Orbico Group

Grupa Żywiec is one of the leading brewers in Poland with the broadest portfolio of 31 products under 15 brands and 11 different styles. The flagship brand is Żywiec – leader of the premium segment in Poland and one of the most popular export beers sold abroad for over 100 years.

Among the brewers key brands are: Heineken, Warka and Tatra. An important part of the company’s offer are regional brands: Królewskie (central Poland), Leżajsk (South-East) and Specjal (North). Grupa Żywiec are also distributing international specialties (Desperados, Paulaner as well as Strongbow cider. Grupa Żywiec is a part of Heineken, the largest beer producer in Europe and one of the leading international brewers. More information on:

The conditional agreement is subject to and will become effective upon the approval of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK).

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