WILD Flavors To Acquire A.M. Todd

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WILD Reaches Agreement for Acquisition of A.M. Todd Ingredients│Flavors

WILD Flavors GmbH (WILD) today announced the acquisition of certain assets of the A.M. Todd Group, Inc. (A.M. Todd), a leading provider of mint flavors and ingredients based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A.M. Todd is globally- recognized as the leader for natural mint flavors and value-added mint ingredients. The company also has unique technologies surrounding organic flavors and ingredients. With the addition of A.M. Todd’s product portfolio, WILD will be able to facilitate enhanced growth for its customer base with new business lines while also allowing for expansion into new markets and channels.

“WILD has experienced tremendous success in responding to its customers’ needs and market requirements with outstanding innovation, creative product development, growing technological advancements, dependable supply chain interaction, and key customer focus. This transaction allows for further growth and leadership in creative product development resulting in great tasting products for the food and beverage industry,” stated WILD Flavors North America’s Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Erik Donhowe.

Mr. Michael Ponder, WILD CEO commented “With WILD’s competencies based on technologically-advanced product development and quality production processes, the acquisition of A.M. Todd assets and unique technologies will only strengthen WILD’s ability to meet and exceed our customers’ requirements.”

Mr. Raymond Hughes, President & CEO for A.M. Todd states,” while A.M. Todd has developed the leading position in natural mint flavors, WILD will strengthen and complement the mint and ingredient competency through its fast-growing global business structure and strategies.” Combining WILD’s expertise with A.M. Todd’s capabilities in the natural mint market as well as specialties in flavors, extracts, and organic materials allows WILD to provide the industry with the highest level of quality, innovation, and consistency in the development of flavors, colors, ingredient and systems.

Once approved by the shareholders of A.M. Todd, the completion of the acquisition is scheduled for October 31, 2011.

About WILD Flavors GmbH
WILD Flavors GmbH, based in Zug, Switzerland, is one of the world's leading privately-owned manufacturers of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry. WILD Flavors provides specific flavors, colors, and ingredients as well as innovative and great tasting concepts through application expertise and technological advancements. For more information about WILD, please visit: http://www.wildflavors.com or http://www.wild.de.

About A. M. Todd
A.M. Todd Company offers specialty distilled & blended mint oils, natural & NOP certified organic flavors, distillates & extracts and botanical ingredients. It specializes in designing impactful flavor profiles, creating unique new flavoring approaches and solving complex problems with existing flavoring systems to help customers meet today’s consumer taste demands. The company was founded in 1869 and is based in Kalamazoo, Michigan with additional locations in India and Europe.

WILD Flavors GmbH
Dr. Erik Donhowe
Chief Operating Officer
WILD Flavors, Inc.
1261 Pacific Avenue
Erlanger, KY 41018

A. M. Todd Group, Inc.
Mr. Raymond Hughes
President & Chief Executive Officer
A.M. Todd Group, Inc
1717 Douglas Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007


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