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Cloetta – new team sponsor of the Swedish Olympic Committee

Ahead of the Olympic Games in 2012, a historic handshake marks the start of a multi-year collaboration between Cloetta and the Swedish Olympic Committee

Tony Wiréhn, Cloetta’s Business Development Director, Stefan Lindeberg, Chairman of the Swedish Olympic Committee,and Gunilla Lindberg, Secretary General shook hands today as a symbol of collaboration in connection with the Swedish Olympic activities starting in London in 2012.

“Cloetta has entered into a partnership with the SOC and will be team sponsor, with exclusive rights in the confectionary area,” discloses a proud Tony Wiréhn. He continues:

“Cloetta shares the Olympic values and is eager to contribute to inspiring and activating young people. Above all with Kexchoklad® as sender, we will be able to increase our market presence and visibility in a natural and dynamic manner and activate Kexchoklad® on a year-round basis,” adds Wiréhn. “The business opportunities offered by this partnership and the team sponsorship are another important step in strengthening our marketing communication for Kexchoklad®,” says Tony.

“The Olympic Games are the utmost symbol of the desire to take on new challenges. The SOC works closely with the Olympic athletes to give more talents the chance to take the step to the global elite. Success provides inspiration and creates positive role models. With activities that target young people, the SOC wants to open the door for more Olympic athletes and spread the Olympic dream. Cloetta will now be an important partner in realising this goal,” says Stefan Lindeberg, Chairman of the SOC.

For the past 15 years Kexchoklad® has successfully pursued sponsorship initiatives in Swedish sports, with the national alpine ski team and the national handball teams as longstanding partners. Kexchoklad® is a unique product that is appreciated by everyone, regardless of age, gender or geographical location.

“This joining of forces with the Swedish Olympic Committee will strengthen Cloetta and Kexchoklad® since it gives us the right to use the Swedish Olympic themes in our marketing. And having the opportunity to create two Olympic products by labelling the products with the SOC emblem or giving them specially designed Olympic packaging is naturally a further advantage,” says Tony Wiréhn.

The information in this press release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Cloetta AB (publ) pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication on 10 November 2011, 16.30 p.m. CET.

For additional information please contact
Tony Wiréhn, Cloetta, Business Development Director, mobile +46 706 80 76 00
Stefan Lindeberg, SOC, Chairman and President, mobile +46 705 82 86 56