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Nutreco now further expands in Spain

After recent takeovers in the US and Japan in the aquafeed sector, Nutreco has signed a letter of intent to buy the feed and meat assets of Copaga in Catalonia, Spain.

The assets of Copaga to be acquired comprise a feed factory, a pig integration business and a poultry processing facility.

The feed factory has a capacity of approx 300,000 tonnes and will strengthen Nutreco's market position in the region.

11,000 sows
The pig integration business of Copaga has 11,000 sows producing approximately 200,000 pigs per year. Nutreco will have cost-plus contracts with customers in place to mitigate sensitivity to market reference prices.

The acquisition of these assets of Copaga enables Nutreco in Spain to further optimise feed and meat capacity and reduce production costs. It will add about €50m in revenues and will be EPS enhancing.

The transaction is subject to due diligence and approval of the members of the Copaga cooperative and of Spanish regulatory authorities. It is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008.

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