Acquisition of PURAC GDL, Gluconic Acid and Liquid Gluconates Business

June 30, 2007 - PMP Fermentation Products, Inc., is pleased to announce that we have purchased the global GDL business, along with the North American Gluconic Acid and Liquid Gluconates business, from PURAC. The purchase is effective as of June 30, 2007.

PMP and PURAC will work closely together in order to ensure a smooth transition of the business. As a global leader in the manufacturing and sale of gluconates and gluconate derivatives PMP will continue the commitment to this business shown by PURAC.