TMCNet:  DJ DGAP-Adhoc: Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG: Lindt & Sprüngli completes buyback of own shares and participation certificates

[December 20, 2012]

DJ DGAP-Adhoc: Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG: Lindt & Sprüngli completes buyback of own shares and participation certificates

Dec 20, 2012 (Dow Jones Commodities News via Comtex) -- Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG / Key word(s): Share Buyback 20.12.2012 19:00 Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRESS RELEASE Lindt & Sprüngli completes buyback of own shares and participation certificates Kilchberg, 20.12.2012 - On 20.12.2012, Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli Aktiengesellschaft completed its buyback programme which was launched on 1 April 2011. In total, 3'889 registered shares and 75'253 participation certificates were bought back. The total buyback volume aggregated to CHF 326.6 m. The buyback was executed via a second trading line on SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd each for the registered shares and the participation certificates of Lindt & Sprüngli.


The capital reduction, through the cancellation of 589 repurchased registered shares and 22'253 participation certificates that were not already cancelled at this year's ordinary general meeting, is subject to approval at the ordinary general meeting 2013.

About Lindt & Sprüngli Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG is the worldwide leader in the premium chocolate segment and was founded more than 165 years ago in Zurich. Lindt & Sprüngli quality chocolate is manufactured in eight own production facilities in Europe and the US and is sold by 18 own subsidiaries as well as a widespread network of independent distributors around the world. The Lindt & Sprüngli Group employs around 7500 people and achieved sales of 2.5 billion Swiss francs in 2011.

Contact Investor Relations Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG Dieter Weisskopf, CFO Tel.: +41 44 716 25 37 Investors@lindt.com Contact: Media Relations Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG Sylvia Kälin, Corp. Communications Tel. +41 44 716 24 56 Mediarelations-in@lindt.com 20.12.2012 News transmitted by EquityStory AG.

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The Swiss news archive can be found at www.equitystory.ch/news =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG Seestrasse 204 8802 Kilchberg Switzerland Phone: + 41 44 716 25 37 Fax: + 41 44 716 26 60 E-mail: zdrozd@lindt.com Internet: www.lindt.com ISIN: CH0010570759, CH0010570767 Swiss Security Number: 1057075, 1057076 Listed: SIX End of Announcement EquityStory News-Service =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- (END) Dow Jones Newswires 12-20-12 1300ET

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