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President of the Republic of Finland visiting Raisio

President Niinistö visited Raisio’s new bioenergy plant and got acquainted with the development of healthy, responsible foods.

CEO's review Q2/2017

Raisio’s EUR 13.1 million comparable EBIT for April-June was a satisfactory performance as the profitability of the UK confectionery business decreased substantially with the continued operational and commercial challenges at the Leicester confectionery plant and with the declining pound.

Raisio Group’s industrial area in Raisio is now carbon neutral

Raisio Group built a bioenergy plant in its industrial area in Raisio and the plant was inaugurated on Wednesday 21 June 2017. With the new plant, industrial steam and district heat used in the industrial area will be generated with wood chips. The value of the investment is approximately EUR 8.5 million.

Pekka Kuusniemi appointed as CEO of Raisio Plc

Raisio plc’s Board of Directors has appointed Pekka Kuusniemi, M.Sc.(Econ.), as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Kuusniemi will begin as Raisio plc’s President and CEO at the beginning of November 2017. He transfers to Raisio from the position of President and CEO of the Oras Group.

CEO's review Q1/2017

Raisio’s comparable EBIT amounted to EUR 10.6 million which means an improvement of EUR 0.9 million from the comparison period. Despite the decline in net sales, Raisio’s relative profitability increased to 11.4 per cent compared to 8.5 per cent of Q1/2016.

CEO’s review for 2016

I would like to thank Raisio’s employees for their dedication and work well done. The first few weeks as Raisio’s CEO have clearly shown me the key resources that affect Raisio's success: professional and determined personnel, active partnerships with the customers, consumer- and customer-oriented approach and healthy products supporting sustainable development.

Raisio’s CEO Matti Rihko resigned

Matti Rihko has resigned from his position as Raisio plc’s CEO on 3 January 2017. Rihko and Raisio plc’s Board of Directors have agreed that Rihko may renounce his position with immediate effect. The Board of Directors has appointed Jarmo Puputti, M. Sc. (Eng.), MBA, as Raisio plc’s interim CEO.

Patent for Benemilk feeds in Finland

Benemilk feeds and their manufacturing method have been granted a patent in Finland. After a thorough investigation, the Finnish Patent Authority has determined that the Benemilk innovation meets the criteria for patentability; it is new, inventive and industrially applicable.

CEO's review Q3/2016

The Group’s comparable EBIT of EUR 14 million was Raisio’s third best quarterly results ever.

CEO's review Q2/2016

Raisio continued to improve its operational result during the second quarter. Our comparable EBIT grew by 7 per cent totalling EUR 15 million. Our relative profitability increased from some 10 per cent to 12 per cent of net sales.

Raisio to invest in the fish feed production

Raisio will make a total investment of nearly four million euros to expand its fish feed factory located in Raisio's industrial area in Finland.

CEO's review Q1/2016

Raisio continued to deliver strong results in the first quarter of 2016. The Group's EBIT of EUR 9.7 million was a good performance in the challenging and rapidly changing international markets.

Raisio's Annual General Meeting 23 March 2016

Raisio plc's Annual General Meeting (AGM) approved the financial statements for the financial year 1 January – 31 December 2015 and granted the members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board as well as the Chief Executive discharge from liability. The AGM decided to pay a dividend of EUR 0.16 per share.

Online Annual Report 2015 published

Raisio's Online Annual Report 2015 has been published.

Raisio to renew its organisation by combining Snacks and Benecol into a single unit

Raisio Group will set up a new HEM unit, which includes Snacks and Benecol. HEM stands for Healthy, Ecological Mobile food, and the new unit strongly supports the Group's strategy.

Chief Executive's Review for 2015

Raisio achieved EBIT of EUR 51.7 million excluding one-off items in 2015. At the same time, the Group's EBIT margin excluding one-off items rose to 9.9 per cent.

Raisio to build a bioenergy plant in Finland

Raisio Group will build a bioenergy plant in its industrial area in Raisio. In the new facility, industrial steam and district heating used in the company's operations and sold to other operators in the area will be produced with wood chips.

Raisio to remodel its UK Cereal & Snack business

Raisio has completed the consultation process started at the beginning of October 2015 regarding the future of its Southall factory in the UK. At the beginning of 2016, part of the Southall production will be transferred to Raisio's Newport site and part will be outsourced.

Halo Foods launch Harvest Cheweee Fruit & Oat Bites

Harvest Cheweee is expanding its cereal bar range with the launch of Fruit & Oat Bites, a healthier fruit-based snack created to keep on-the-go-children fuller for longer.

CEO Matti Rihko's review Q3/2015

Raisio's strong performance continued in the third quarter of 2015. Raisio's EBIT of 16 million euros excluding one-off items is the company's best ever quarterly result.

New Benella rainbow trout help save the environment

Benella Rainbow trout is fish raised by Finnish farmers and fed with Raisioaqua's unique feed innovation. Global wild fish stocks are protected with the help of the feeding concept behind Benella.

Benemilk patents granted first in South Africa

Three initial Benemilk patents have been granted in South Africa. They are the world's first patents granted for Benemilk. In other countries, processes related to Benemilk patent applications are still pending.

CEO Matti Rihko's review Q2/2015

"Raisio continued its strong performance in an intense competitive situation. Raisio's EBIT of EUR 14 million is the fourth consecutive quarterly result better than the comparison period and also the best quarterly result for the current Raisio.

Benecol launch in China

Raisio's new Benecol partner Neptunus is launching Benecol powdered drink in China. This expansion to the world's most populated country supports Raisio's aim to open up new markets for Benecol products together with its licensing partners.

CEO Matti Rihko's review for Q1/2015

Raisio's first quarter EBIT of EUR 9.6 million is over four million euros and 78% higher than a year ago.

Financial Statements, CGS and Remuneration Statement 2015 published

Raisio plc's Financial Statements and Board of Directors' Report for the financial year ended on 31 December 2015 as well as the Raisio Group's Corporate Governance Statement 2015 have been published.

Chief Executive's review for 2014

At Raisio, the year 2014 was twofold. Weak performance at the beginning of the year was exceptional but we were able to correct the situation quickly during the second half of 2014. In the last two quarters, Raisio reached higher EBIT than in the comparative periods, which shows that we are back on improving trend.

Benecol products launched in South Korea

Raisio's Benecol partner in Korea, Lotte Foods Co. Ltd., has launched Benecol® yogurt drinks in the form of Health Functional Food in South Korea. The Benecol product launch in South Korea supports Raisio's aim to expand into new markets particularly in Asia and South America.

Christmas spirit from Porridge Bar, proceeds to UNICEF

Elovena Porridge Bar arranged a three-day charity event in Helsinki by opening its popular food truck in December 2014.

Benecol products launched in Brazil

Raisio's new Benecol partner Shefa has launched the Benecol milk in Brazil. The Benecol product launch in Brazil supports the target of Raisio's Benecol business to expand into new markets.

EU renews food labelling

All Raisio's food labelling has been updated to comply with the Food Information Regulation entered into force in 2011. General labelling will have to be altered by December 2014.

CEO Matti Rihko's review Q3/2014

The Group's EBIT rose to 12.1 million euros, which was slightly higher than in the comparison period; EBIT improved by 3.6 million euros from the second quarter.

Environmental work of Raisioagro and fish industry rewarded

Last week, Finnish rainbow trout was added on the WWF Finland's Seafood Guide list of recommended and sustainable choices.