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Carlsberg to Close Two Russian Breweries

Carlsberg to Close Two Russian Breweries
January 30
16:39 2015

Following last year’s suspension of production at two of its Russian breweries, the Carlsberg Group has evaluated its production structure and decided to close two of its 10 breweries in Russia. The two breweries are located in Chelyabinsk (Baltika-Chelyabinsk) and Krasnoyarsk (Baltika-Pikra).

The sales and distribution organisations will be maintained in the two cities but supplies will in future be sourced from the remaining eight Russian breweries. The closures will reduce the Russian capacity by approximately 15% and will impact 5-600 employees.

The closures, including related restructuring, will result in a pre-tax, non-cash write-down of approximately DKr 0.7 billion. This amount will be included in special items for 2014 and will have no impact on 2014 operating profit or adjusted net result.

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