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Tuesday 28 April, 2020

PureCircle Limited

Update on Adjourned 2019 Annual General Meeting

RNS Number : 2063L
PureCircle Limited
28 April 2020
 

 

 

Update on Adjourned 2019 Annual General Meeting

 

 

PureCircle Limited ("the Company") is scheduled to hold its Adjourned 2019 Annual General Meeting ("Adjourned 2019 AGM") on Thursday, 7 May 2020 at 4.00 p.m. (UTC+8) at the office of PureCircle, 12th Floor, West Wing, Rohas PureCircle, No. 9 Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .

Due to the extension until 12 May 2020 of the Malaysian Government's restrictions in relation to travel and public gatherings, which were introduced to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Adjourned 2019 AGM shall now proceed as planned with minimum quorum and shareholders will not be able to attend in person.

However, shareholders can submit questions to the Board in advance of the Adjourned 2019 AGM by email to [email protected] by no later than 4.00 pm BST on 4 May 2020.

Voting by proxy and not in person

Shareholders are reminded to exercise their right to vote by submitting their forms of proxy or forms of instruction to appoint the Chairman as their proxy (whether or not they wish to participate through zoom).

 

28 April 2020

 

 

Enquiries:

 

 

Jimmy Lim, CFO

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +6 012 326 2908

 

 

Newgate Communications, Media Relations

Elisabeth Cowell

Giles Croot

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3757 6880

 

Notes to Editors

 

About PureCircle

· PureCircle is the only company that combines advanced R&D with full vertical integration from farm to high-quality, great-tasting innovative stevia sweeteners.

· The Company collaborates with farmers who grow the stevia plants and with food and beverage companies which seek to improve their low- and no-calorie formulations using a sweetener from plants.

· PureCircle will continue to: lead in research, development and innovation; produce a growing supply of multiple varieties of stevia sweeteners with sugar-like taste, using all necessary and appropriate methods of production; and be a resource and innovation partner for food and beverage companies.

· PureCircle stevia flavor modifiers work in synergy with sweeteners to improve the taste, mouthfeel and calorie profile, and enhance the cost effectiveness, of beverage and food products.

· Founded in 2002, PureCircle is continually investing in breakthrough research and development and it has been granted over 214 stevia-related patents with more than 300 applied for patents pending.

· PureCircle has offices around the world with the global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.

· To meet growing demand for stevia sweeteners, PureCircle is rapidly ramping up its supply capability. It completed expansion of its Malaysian stevia extract facility in March 2017, increasing its capacity to rapidly supply the newer and great-tasting specialty stevia sweeteners and helping provide ever-increasing value to its customers.

· PureCircle's shares are listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.

· For more information, visit:  www.purecircle.com

 

 

About stevia

· Given the growing global concerns about obesity and diabetes, beverage and food companies are working responsibly to reduce sugar and calories in their products, responding to both consumers and health and wellness advocates. Sweeteners from the stevia plant offer sugar-like taste and are becoming an increasingly important tool for these companies.

· Like sugar, stevia sweeteners are from plants. But unlike sugar, they enable low-calorie and zero-calorie formulations of beverages and foods.

· Stevia leaf extract is a natural-based, zero calorie, high-intensity sweetener, used by global food and beverage companies as a great-tasting zero-calorie alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners.

· Stevia is a naturally sweet plant native to South America; today, it is grown around the world, notably in Kenya, China and the US.

· The sweet-tasting parts of the stevia leaf are up to 350 times sweeter than sugar: stevia's high-intensity sweetness means it requires far less water and land than sugar.

· Research has shown that the molecules of the stevia leaf are present and unchanged in the dried stevia leaf, through the commercial extraction and purification process, and in the final stevia leaf extract product. All major global regulatory organisations, across 65 countries, have approved the use of high-purity stevia leaf extracts in food and beverages.

· For more information on the science of stevia, please visit  https://www.purecirclesteviainstitute.com/

 


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