New segmental information and Key Financial Performance Indicators

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On 27 May 2010, Tate & Lyle PLC published its Full Year Results for the year ended 31 March 2010. Financial performance was reported on the basis of the reportable segments reflecting the business structure in place during the year.

With effect from 1 June 2010, the Group has been reorganised, and now operates through three global business units: Speciality Food Ingredients, Bulk Ingredients and Sugars. Under IFRS 8, Operating Segments, the Group’s reportable segments have been changed to reflect this reorganisation and now comprise:

  • Speciality Food Ingredients
  • Bulk Ingredients
  • Sugars(1)
  • Central

In accordance with our commitment to publish historical information for the year to 31 March 2010 in these segments ahead of the 2011 interim announcement, we publish today the following unaudited information:

  • Group sales for the six months to 30 September 2009 and for the twelve months to 31 March 2010.
  • Group operating profit for the six months to 30 September 2009 and for the twelve months to 31 March 2010.

We also announced on 27 May 2010 that we would report a set of key performance metrics which will measure progress towards delivery of our strategic goals. We therefore also publish today the baseline Group key financial performance metrics for the year ended 31 March 2010:

  • Speciality Food Ingredients sales
  • Adjusted operating profit
  • Cash conversion cycle
  • Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)

(1) Following the announcement of an agreement for the sale of our EU Sugar Refining operations and processes to sell our Molasses and Vietnamese Sugar businesses, the Sugars division will be classified as discontinued in the Half Year Results to 30 September 2010.


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About Tate & Lyle: 
Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, fortification, and texture, we develop ingredient solutions which reduce sugar, calories, and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, snacks, soups, sauces, and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Science, Solutions, Society is our brand promise and how we will achieve our purpose of Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food. By living our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2023, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.75 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedinFacebook or YouTube