Pepsi Now Owns Ukraine Juice Company

  • November 7, 2007
PepsiAmericas and PepsiCo have completed the joint purchase of the remaining 20% of Sandora, the leading juice company in Ukraine, according to the companies.

The acquisition for a total purchase price of $136.7 million completes the transaction and provides PepsiAmericas and PepsiCo with a strong platform for growth. PepsiAmericas and PepsiCo originally purchased an 80% interest in Sandora through a joint venture in August 2007. Now, PepsiAmericas holds a 60% interest in the joint venture, and PepsiCo holds 40%.

The transaction is not expected to have an impact on PepsiAmericas' nor PepsiCo's previously announced earnings-per-share guidance for 2007.

--Nina M. Lentini

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