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Monday 10 December, 2007

Origin Enterprises

AGM Statement

Origin Enterprises Plc
10 December 2007

                             Origin Enterprises plc

                                 AGM Statement

                               10th December 2007

Origin Enterprises plc ('Origin'), today held its Annual General Meeting at
which the, Chairman Owen Killian, made the following statement:

'2007 has been a significant year for Origin, with its establishment and
subsequent flotation on the IEX and AIM markets of the Dublin and London Stock
Exchanges, raising €100m to fund development opportunities. Post year-end,
Origin completed the acquisition of the 50 per cent interest in the Odlum Group
it did not already own, and now owns 100 per cent of the Odlum Group.

As outlined in the trading statement issued by Origin on 3rd December 2007,
Origin has delivered an excellent performance in its first quarter, primarily
due to the renewed buoyancy in primary producer markets. In particular,
increased cereal plantings in the UK are driving a higher application of key
farm inputs, resulting in an improved performance within the Group's Agri-Inputs

The renewed momentum across the markets in which Origin operates reflects a new
underlying growth dynamic. The Group is well placed to achieve growth from
continuing operations in the current financial year.'


Brendan Fitzgerald
Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +353 1 612 1259

Joe Murray 01 4980300
Murrray Consultants 086 2534950

About Origin Enterprises plc

Origin Enterprises plc is a leading Agri-Nutrition and Food company. The
Agri-Nutrition division, through its manufacturing and distribution operations
in Ireland and the UK, has leading market positions in the supply of feed
ingredients, crop nutrition and specialist marine proteins. The Group's Food
division, comprising sales, marketing, distribution and manufacturing activities
in Ireland, has leadership positions in ambient food across the retail, food
service and manufacturing sectors. The Group has the benefit of a substantial
operating asset base including a number of significant properties with
development potential located in areas destined for future development and


All comments are based on unaudited management accounts. Certain statements made
in this trading update are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based
on current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from any expected
future events or results referred to in these forward-looking statements.

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