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Cadbury Schweppes Announces Completion Of Sale Of Europe Beverages


02 Feb 06, Further to its announcement of 21 November 2005, Cadbury Schweppes announces that it has today completed the sale of its Europe Beverages business to a consortium acting on behalf of the funds managed by Blackstone Group International and Lion Capital LLP for €1.85 billion (£1.26 billion).

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1. About Cadbury Schweppes

Cadbury Schweppes is the world’s largest confectionery company and has a strong regional presence in beverages in North America and Australia. With origins stretching back over 200 years, today Cadbury Schweppes’ products - which include brands such as Cadbury, Schweppes, Halls, Trident, Dr Pepper, Snapple, Trebor, Dentyne, Bubblicious and Bassett - are enjoyed in almost every country around the world. The Group employs around 50,000 people.
2. 2005 Preliminary Results Announcement Date

Cadbury Schweppes will announce its preliminary results for the year to 1 January 2006 on 21 February 2006.
Forward Looking Statements

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