The merger is not completely finalised yet

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07 April 2000
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"Although the Swedish competition authorities have given their approval, the merger is not yet a reality," says Managing Director Jens Bigum who wishes to emphasise that the two companies remain separate organisations until the final legal requirements have been completed. This is likely to happen the day before the official merger date of April 17.

"Before this date, we are not permitted to take measures to implement the merger," says Jens Bigum. The companies are not permitted to contact customers, suppliers and partners, official bodies, etc using the name Arla Foods.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Arla Group Press Office
Arla Group Press Office (journalists/media only) +4591310310
Åse Andersson
Åse Andersson Head of Media Press contact for Arla Foods Group +45 91 310 310 +45 89 38 10 00
Carina Østergaard
Carina Østergaard Corporate Communication Manager Press contact for Arla Foods Group +45 91 31 16 01 +45 89 38 10 00