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Tereos files a complaint for malicious allegations

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Tereos has filed today with the Public Prosecutor of Paris – Procureur de la République de Paris - a
complaint for malicious allegations : an offence punishable by five years of imprisonment and a 45 000
euro fine.

Indeed, in today’s edition, Le Canard Enchaîné indicates that “eight cooperative growers” coldly accused the Group” of having helped the preparation of acts of terrorism by Daesh ” in the context of deliveries of Sorbitol (sugar) in 2016 and 2017.

Against such outrageous accusations and on the same day of the article’s publication, Tereos wants to send a strong message on the falsehood of these accusations which deliberately aim to harm the reputation and the economic interests of a French group within the context of a severe sugar market
crisis in Europe.

Indeed, this past year and a half, Tereos has publicly provided the necessary explanations, recalling that all its Sorbitol deliveries were legal and perfectly controlled.

As a matter of proof, facts put forward by the plaintiffs have been in the public domain for more than 15 months and have not been subject to any prosecution.
Moreover, these malicious allegations fall within the context of a campaign of destabilisation of the Group.

Systematic obstructions, theft of files, anonymous letters, illicit processing of personal data, all means are used to disrupt the management of the Group. A preliminary inquiry has been already opened by the Public Prosecutor of Saint Quentin – Procureur de la République de Saint Quentin – and investigations are still on going to identify the perpetrators, accomplices and receivers of this
destabilisation.

Today, a line has been crossed. The plaintiffs have not hesitated to use the terrorist threat that our country is facing to serve a struggle for power.