– MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur – PureCircle Limited (LSE:PURE), the world’s leading producer and innovator of great-tasting stevia sweeteners for the global beverage and food industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Slosar as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2017.
Mr Slosar, aged 60, is Chairman of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, John Swire & Sons Limited, Swire Pacific Limited, Swire Properties Limited and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited. He is also a Director of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Air China Limited. He joined the Swire group in 1980 and has worked with the Swire group in Hong Kong, the United States and Thailand.
He is a graduate of both Columbia University and Cambridge University.
Commenting on the appointment of John Slosar, the Chairman Paul Selway-Swift said: “John was a director of PureCircle from 2007 to 2014 when other business commitments led him to retire from our board. We are delighted that he is now able to return to the board which I am sure will benefit from his experience and knowledge as it has in the past.”
PureCircle is the only company that combines advanced R&D with full vertical integration from farm to high-quality, great-tasting innovative stevia sweeteners.
The Company collaborates with farmers who grow the stevia plants and with food and beverage companies which seek to improve their low- and no-calorie formulations using a sweetener from plants.
PureCircle will continue to: lead in research, development and innovation; produce a growing supply of multiple varieties of stevia sweeteners with sugar-like taste, using all necessary and appropriate methods of production; and be a resource and innovation partner for food and beverage companies.
PureCircle stevia flavor modifiers work in synergy with sweeteners to improve the taste, mouthfeel and calorie profile, and enhance the cost effectiveness, of beverage and food products.
Founded in 2002, PureCircle is continually investing in breakthrough research and development and it currently has 72 stevia-related approved patents and 200 pending.
PureCircle has offices around the world with the global headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
To meet growing demand for stevia sweeteners, PureCircle is rapidly ramping up its supply capability. It recently completed the expansion of its Malaysian stevia extract facility, increasing its capacity to supply the newer and great-tasting specialty stevia sweeteners and helping provide ever-increasing value to its customers.
PureCircle’s shares are listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.
For more information : http://www.purecircle.com
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