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11.24.14

Agthia participates in SIAL Middle East

ABU DHABI, 24 November 2014: Agthia Group PJSC (‘Agthia’), one of the UAE’s leading food and beverage groups, is participating at this year’s SIAL Middle East Exhibition as a platinum sponsor. The Group has been actively participating and supporting the event since 2011. The highly anticipated trade exhibition began today and will run for three days, until 26 November in Abu Dhabi. SIAL Middle East takes place annually, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) and under the patronage by H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of ADFCA. Iqbal Hamzah, Agthia Group CEO, commented on the participation: “As we continue to strengthen and grow our food and beverage portfolio, leading sector events such as SIAL are essential platforms for us to interact with our peers, potential partners and customers, as well as further reinforce our brand on a local and international level.” Agthia Group produces and distributes products including Al Ain bottled water, Alpin Mineral Water, Yoplait fresh dairy products, Capri-Sun juices, Flour and Animal Feed. The Company recorded a net sales of AED 1.2 billion for the first nine months of 2014, an increase of 9 percent over the same period last year. Net profit, at AED 151 million, represents a 26 percent increase year-on-year. The Company remains focused on its strategy of driving profitable growth of core businesses and in parallel expanding and diversifying its product portfolio, widening distribution reach, and strengthening brand support. SIAL Middle East brings together trade attendees, international industry professionals and exhibitors involved in buying and selling food products, services and equipment. SIAL Middle East 2013 saw more than 17,000 attendees and over 700 exhibitors from 52 countries. - Ends - Notes to the Editors: About Agthia Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company established in 2004. The Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol “Agthia”. 51 percent of the Company’s shares are held by Senaat (General Holding Corporation), an Abu Dhabi Government entity, with the balance held by individual and institutional investors. The Company’s assets are located in the UAE, Egypt and Turkey. Agthia offers a world class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high quality and trusted food and beverage products for customers and consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey and the wider Middle East. Agthia employs over 2,000 employees and has two business divisions in various food and beverage segments: • Agri Business Division: UAE - manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Grand Mills, the leading high quality flour and Agrivita leading animal feed products; • Consumer Business Division: UAE - manufacturing, distribution and marketing of several brands including Al Ain Water, a leading bottled drinking water; Capri-Sun juices; Yoplait fresh dairy products. Egypt - Al Ain Pure Natural tomato and chilli paste, and fruit puree. Turkey - Alpin, natural spring bottled water. For more information, please visit www.agthia.com or contact: Charlotte Connerton Brunswick Group Tel: 971 4 446 6283 Email: AGTHIA@brunswickgroup.com

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