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15 June 2010

Healthy Eating On Board and On the Ground

June 15 2010, Moscow. – Russia’s biggest air carrier JSC Aeroflot Russian Airlines and biggest healthy foods manufacturer Wimm-Bill-Dann [NYSE: WBD] announce the launch of the co-project ‘Healthy Eating On Board And On the Ground’.

Wimm-Bill-Dann was selected as a juice supplier in a tender held by the air carried. Under the tender terms, Wimm-Bill-Dann will supply premium-class J7juices and 'Wonder Berry'soft drinks to all Aeroflot aircraft. Passengers will be offered a selection of the most popular J7 flavours:orange, apple and tomato, as well as the ‘Wonder Berry’ cranberry flavour. The juices will be supplied in 0.97 and0.2 liter packs, the berry drink, in 0.97 liter packs.

The companies have signed a two-year contract. The annual supply volume is expected to be near 3.5 million liters.

 

AEROFLOT is Russia’s leading air carrier, member of the global SkyTeam alliance. Its consolidated route network covers 856 destinations in 169 countries. In 2009, 8.755 million passengers were carried by Aeroflot, 11.1 million, by the Aeroflot Group.

Aeroflotholds the first place in passenger service on economy-class short- and medium-haul flights, and business-class long-haul flights among SkyTeam European airlines. Aeroflot’s leading position was discovered based on the SkyTeam Onboard Survey results for April – September 2009.

Aeroflot was the first Russian carrier to enter the IOSA Registry, and has multiple times confirmed the certificate.Aeroflot has successfully passed the ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) procedure. The company’s Quality Management System is certified for compliance with ISO 9001:2000.

Aeroflotoperates one of Europe’s youngest air fleets that consists of 115 aircraft. Aeroflot is based in Moscow, at the Sheremetyevo International Airport. Find more at www.aeroflot.ru.      

Wimm-Bill-Dann is the market leader in dairy products and children’s food in Russia and CIS countries. The company was founded in 1992.

Wimm-Bill-Dann offers dairy products (the main brands include Domik v Derevne (Little House in the Village), Imunele, BioMax, Chudo (Wonder), Vesely Molochnik (Happy Milkman), Lamber and others), juices (J7, Lyubimy Sad (Favorite Garden)and 100% Gold), Chudo-Yagoda (Wonder Berry) drinks, Essentuki mineral water, Rodniki Rossii (Russia’s Springs) spring water, Agusha and Zdraivery children’s food.

Today, Wimm-Bill-Dannemploys over 16 thousand people. The company has 37 production sites in Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Georgia.

In 2005, Wimm-Bill-Dann became the first Russian dairy manufacturer to be allowed to export its products to the EU.

In 2009,  In 2007 Standard & Poor's Governance Services confirmed WBD's Corporate Governance Score GAMMA-7, which reflects the effective work of the Board of Directors and, in particular, the real influence of independent directors in the decision-making process and the adherence of the controlling shareholders to the highest standards of corporate governance.

 

Department for Public and Government Relations