3/30/2005 12:00 

With effect from 1 January 2005, Carlsberg Deutschland GmbH has acquired the beverage wholesale company Göttsche Getränke Group, which was majority-owned by Charly Willems.

Göttsche Getränke Group is a leading beverage wholesale company in Northern Germany and Saxony with consolidated net sales of about EUR 100 million. The company has approximately 300 employees and supplies beer, water, soft drinks and wine to more than 1,000 customers.

The joint distribution platform of Carlsberg Deutschland and Göttsche Getränke Group will strengthen Carlsberg's ambition of being the leading beer and beverage supplier in Northern Germany and Saxony. There will be no change in the management team of Göttsche Getränke Group.

In accordance with the agreement for the acquisition of the Göttsche Getränke Group, the purchase price will not be made public. The acquisition is subject to merger clearance by the German Federal Cartel Office.



Investor Relation:
Mikael Bo Larsen, +45 33 27 1223

Jens Peter Skaarup,
Group Communications, +45 33 27 1424