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6/1/2017 9:15 AM

AAK delivers its first volumes of senior nutrition product range Akovita®

Following the strategy to broaden its nutritional focus, AAK has recently delivered its first volumes of Akovita®, the company’s new product range for the senior nutrition market. AAK’s tailor-made speciality blend Akovita® will be used in a powder product for the European market.

The Akovita® range contains ingredients such as plant sterol esters which are clinically proven to maintain and even reduce the cholesterol level in the blood. This is supported by Article 14(1) health claim in the EU.

“To maintain an active lifestyle going into post-retirement, energy-dense and easily absorbed food with a good nutritional profile can support digestive health”, says Karel Stoschek, President Special Nutrition at AAK. “This can be achieved by incorporating AAK’s structured fats together with high amounts of the essential omega-3 fatty acids.”

AAK’s Special Nutrition segment, comprised of Infant, Medical and Senior Nutrition, was established at the end of last year in order to meet current and future demands on the various nutrition markets. AAK has strengthened resources for this new segment which is also an important focus area within The AAK Way, AAK’s company program for 2017–2019.

“AAK has, with its customer co-development approach, all the capabilities necessary for this wider nutrition platform”, says Karel Stoschek. “We have strong knowledge and a solid reputation within speciality oils and fats, we have a global production footprint, and we have commercial and knowledgeable customer innovation teams to support our customers all over the world.”

AAK’s volumes of Akovita® are expected to gradually increase over the coming years.

For further information, please contact:

Fredrik Nilsson Karel Stoschek
CFO and Acting CEO President Special Nutrition
Mobile: +46 708 95 22 21 Mobile: +46 709 42 28 22      
E-mail: fredrik.nilsson@aak.com E-mail: karel.stoschek@aak.com

The information was submitted for publication at 9:15 a.m. CET on June 1, 2017.

  
AAK is a leading provider of value-adding vegetable oils & fats. Our expertise in lipid technology within foods and special nutrition applications, our wide range of raw materials and our broad process capabilities enable us to develop innovative and value-adding solutions across many industries – Chocolate & Confectionery, Bakery, Dairy, Special Nutrition, Foodservice, Personal Care, and more. AAK’s proven expertise is based on more than 140 years of experience within oils & fats. Our unique co-development approach brings our customers’ skills and know-how together with our own capabilities and mindset for lasting results. Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and with our headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, AAK has 20 different production facilities, sales offices in more than 25 countries and more than 3,000 employees.
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