Tate & Lyle PLC Trading Statement - Feb 2017

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Release of the Group Trading Statement for the three months ended 31 December 2016.

TRADING STATEMENT

Tate & Lyle issues the following trading statement for the three months ended 31 December 2016.

The Group continued to perform strongly in the third quarter with profit in constant currency ahead of the comparative period in both divisions. Speciality Food Ingredients performed in line with expectations while in Bulk Ingredients profit was ahead of our expectations.

In Speciality Food Ingredients, excluding Food Systems and SPLENDA® Sucralose, profit was ahead of the comparative period benefiting from good commercial execution and strong manufacturing performance.  Underlying volume was broadly in line with the comparative period.  As in the first half, demand in North America continued to be soft with volume lower, whilst in Europe, Middle East and Africa underlying volume growth was robust.   Strong volume growth in Latin America largely offset weaker demand in Asia Pacific. Food Systems profit continued to be held back by lower volume and  SPLENDA® Sucralose profit was ahead of the comparative period benefiting from the consolidation of production to a single facility.

In Bulk Ingredients, North American sweetener volume remained robust. The calendar 2017 bulk sweetener pricing round is now substantially complete and is expected to deliver modest margin gains in the fourth quarter. Commodities performance was satisfactory and somewhat ahead of our expectations.

Encouraged by performance in the quarter, we now expect the Group’s performance in constant currency for the full year to be modestly ahead of our expectations at the time of our Half Year Results in November 2016.

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A conference call will be held today at 08.00am GMT, hosted by Javed Ahmed, Chief Executive and Nick Hampton, Chief Financial Officer.  Participants are requested to dial in at least 10 minutes before the commencement of the call. Dial in details are as follows:

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. 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, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through 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 2021, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.