PureCircle Wins Prestigious International Award

PureCircle, (LSE:PURE), the world’s leading developer, producer and marketer of high-purity Rebaudioside A (Reb A), has been named the Investor Chronicle/Financial Times AIM International Company of the Year.

This prestigious award is voted for by readers of the Investor Chronicle who were asked to judge best levels of Corporate Governance aligned with exposure to international markets.

PureCircle announced on July 7 that it is expecting to see an increase of full year profit over 2008, exceeding 420%. This has been helped mainly by higher sales of its Reb A products and strong demand from consumers following a letter of no objection from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to GRAS status for Reb A in December.

“We are delighted that both our progress in the global food and beverage industry and our way of doing business have been recognized in this way,” said Group Finance Director, William Mitchell. “We have worked extremely hard to build a world-class company capable of supplying the leading food and beverage companies with our range of natural stevia extracted sweeteners.” The latest Nielsen retail data for new products launched in the U.S. containing Reb A is confirming the high expectations the industry has for an all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener.

About PureCircle
PureCircle is a pioneer in the extraction of natural goodness from plants and the world’s leading producer of high-purity Rebaudioside A (Reb A), with a vertically integrated supply chain operating in three continents. PureCircle markets a range of natural, high-intensity sweeteners internationally. Activities range from sourcing of dry stevia leaves and extraction, refining of crude extracts into sweeteners and marketing of these sweeteners to food and beverage manufacturers worldwide.

PureCircle is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market with the ticker symbol: LSE.PURE. For more information, visit www.purecircle.com.

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