A/S Trigon Agri: Land Under Control Exceeds 120,000 Hectares as of 31st March 2008, Acquisition Agreed for Two Additional Grain Elevators in Ukraine

Copenhagen, 31 March, 2008

A/S Trigon Agri: Land Under Control Exceeds 120,000 Hectares as of 31st March 2008, Acquisition Agreed for Two Additional Grain Elevators in Ukraine

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A/S Trigon Agri hereby announces that as of 31 March 2008 its total land under control exceeded approximately 120,000 hectares in its six operating clusters:

· Four cereal clusters located near Harkov (Ukraine), Kirovograd (Ukraine), Samara (Russia) and a new operating cluster for cereal production near Penza (Russia),

· Two dairy clusters near Gdov (Russia) and in Estonia.

Out of the total land under control approximately 118,000 hectares are located in the four clusters in the Black Earth region (Harkov, Kirovograd, Samara and Penza) and are earmarked for cereal production, with the remainder related to the group’s Russian and Estonian dairy farms. Out of the total land under control, the group intends to carry out fieldworks on around 60,000 hectares of land in spring 2008, with the remaining land planned to be taken into cultivation during the second half of 2008.

In addition, A/S Trigon Agri announces that, pursuing its strategy to build storage capacity, it has signed the agreements for the acquisition of two additional grain storage elevators for its recently established Kirovograd cereal production cluster in Ukraine. The acquisition will be completed through an acquisition of the controlling interest in OJSC Novomirgorodsky Elevator and the controlling interest in OJSC Yavkinskiy Elevator. The elevators are being purchased from Ramburs Group, Kiev. The deal was concluded on a debt-free basis. Both of the elevators are connected to the national railway infrastructure and are well positioned to service the operational area of the Kirovograd cluster. Novomirgorodsky Elevator has a total storage capacity of 129,000 tonnes. Yavkinskiy Elevator has a total storage capacity of 45,600 tonnes.

The acquisitions are expected to be closed within a few days. Following the completion of these two acquisitions, A/S Trigon Agri group will own five grain storage elevators in Ukraine, all in close proximity to two of its clusters, with a combined total capacity of 322,000 tonnes.

 

For further information please contact:Mr. Ülo Adamson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of A/S Trigon Agri
Tel: +372 66 79 200
E-mail: mail@trigonagri.com

The Company’s Certified Advisor is SEB Enskilda.

 

About A/S Trigon AgriTrigon Agri A/S is an integrated leading cereal and dairy commodities company with operations in Ukraine, Russia and Estonia. Trigon Agri shares are traded at the First North stock exchange in Stockholm, an alternative market place of the OMX Nordic Exchange. Trigon Agri is managed under an advisory agreement by AS Trigon Capital, a leading Central and Eastern European investment and corporate advisory firm with more than USD 1 billion of discretionary assets under management.

 

The land under control figures provided in this document have been prepared by A/S Trigon Agri. There is no generally accepted definition or concept of ‘land under control’ and the land comprised under this concept includes land which is both registered and unregistered and also land which A/S Trigon Agri controls pursuant to memoranda of understanding and powers of attorney.

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