Further to the announcements on 1 September 2016 and 14 October 2016, the Rémy Cointreau Group (Paris:RCO) and Lucas Bols N.V. announce that they have closed the transaction by the establishment the joint venture, based in France, which will operate and further develop the global activities of the Passoã brand.
About Rémy Cointreau
The Rémy Cointreau Group is a leading operator in the global Wine Spirits market with sales of €1,050.7 million for the year ended 31 March 2016 and approximately 1,800 employees.
Rémy Cointreau, whose origins in the Charente region date back to 1724, is the result of the merger in 1990 of the holding companies of the Hériard Dubreuil and Cointreau families, which controlled E. Rémy Martin Cie SA and Cointreau Cie SA respectively. It owns a portfolio of global, upmarket brands, including the Rémy Martin and Louis XIII cognacs, the Cointreau liqueur as well as the Metaxa, Mount Gay, St-Rémy, Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte, Octomore and The Botanist spirits.
Rémy Cointreau is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris.
About Lucas Bols
Lucas Bols is the world's oldest distilled spirits brand and one of the oldest Dutch companies still in business. Building on its more than 440 year-old heritage dating back to 1575, the company has mastered the art of distilling, mixing and blending liqueurs, genever, gin and vodka. Lucas Bols owns a portfolio of more than 20 premium and super premium brands of different spirits used in cocktail bars worldwide. Its products are sold in more than 110 countries around the world. Lucas Bols has been listed on Euronext Amsterdam (BOLS) since 4 February 2015. Lucas Bols holds the number one position in liqueur ranges worldwide (outside the USA) and is the world's largest player in the genever segment. Many of Lucas Bols' other products have market or category-leading positions. Furthermore, Lucas Bols is a leading player in the bartending community. Through the House of Bols Cocktail Genever Experience and Europe's largest bartending school, the Bols Bartending Academy, the company provides inspiration and education to both bartenders and consumers.
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