005 Sales: EUR 50.25 million (+44.4%). Sustained organic growth: +10.4% at constant USD exchange rates and following the consolidation of Pure World over 6 months

01/16/2006

Avignon , January 2006, 16th

  In EUR millions 2005* 2004 Change at current USD rates Change at constant USD rates
Q1 8.3 7.7 + 8.2 % + 12.5%
Q2 10.4 9.8 + 5.7 % + 8.3%
Q3 15.7 8.7 + 81.0 % + 81.6%
Q4 15.8 8.6 + 83.8 % + 75.9%
Total 12 months 50.2 34.8 + 44.4 % + 44.3%
USD rate 1.250 1.237    
*Pure World consolidated as of July 1, 2005

Sales for Naturex over 2005 totaled EUR 50.25 million, representing growth of 44.4% on 2004 and fully in line with the targets announced last October.

Consolidated in the accounts as of July 1, Pure World contributed EUR 12.06 million to the Group's growth in line with expectations. Moreover, to date, the integration of Pure World has gone entirely to plan.

Organic growth for Naturex came in at 10.4% at constant USD exchange rates, once again confirming the Group's ability to achieve strong organic growth whilst at the same time pursuing a dynamic acquisitions policy.

As a Group which now ranks amongst the top players in its sector following the acquisition of Pure World, Naturex is looking to secure substantial growth in 2006.

Naturex will publish its yearly results on Monday 27 March, 2006.

Naturex manufactures and sells 100% natural ingredients for the food, flavor, nutraceutical and cosmetics industries. The Group is based in Avignon, France, and is an international company with over 90% of its sales coming from 30 countries outside France, of which 70% generated on the US market. It has facilities in France, Morocco and the United States and a representative office in Singapore.

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