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Naturex Acquires Chart Corp.

Posted: December 21, 2007

Naturex SA (Avignon, France) has announced its acquisition of Chart Corp. (Paterson, NJ). Chart Corp. specializes in the production of natural flavoring ingredients for the beverage and flavor industries. Naturex and Chart boast strong synergies, both in terms of their products and customers. Chart Corp. adds to the Naturex product lines a comprehensive range of flavoring plant extracts in solid and fluid forms. Naturex offers oleoresins, essential oils and flavoring extracts through its Nat’Arom line. With the addition of Chart Corp. product lines, Naturex will grow its presence in the global natural ingredients market.

Of the acquisition, Naturex president and CEO Jacques Dikansky said, “This acquisition strengthens our position in the natural flavoring ingredients market and further establishes Naturex’s position as one of the global leaders in the field of plant extracts.”