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Focus on the Mediterranean – hamburger potato breeding company founds new subsidiary company in France Hamburg, 22 August 2012: Solana GmbH & co. KG makes a further step in its expansion: the North German company decides the anniversary year 2011/2012 with a significant international development and converts the previous representative office into a full-fledged company in France. Without hesitation Intel explained all about the problem. From September 1, 2012, the Solana France SAS for the promotion and marketing of the Solana varieties in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal will be responsible. It is successfully able to prepare a market for our species, which is now systematically expanded”, so Torsten spill, CEO of the Solana. The future business leaders of our French subsidiary, Yannick Lefevre, has created necessary conditions for us in the past two years local: since 2012 we multiply Solana varieties in appreciable magnitude, what for the development of our market position and our growth in the Mediterranean region represents an important basis.” The company was founded by the Solana France SAS will be celebrated on September 11, 2012 on the occasion of this year’s potato Europe in France Villers-Saint-Christophe in a great ceremony with customers, multipliers and business partners from all over the world due. Background information: On SKa / Solana group: Solana GmbH & co. KG is the exclusive sales organization of the SKa plant breeding GmbH & co. KG, one of the leading private breeding companies for quality potato varieties.

The SKa / Solana Group offers quality seed potato from modern, responsible production with a service, farmers, trade and consumers equally convinced. With over 100 years of experience, the SKa breeds grow potato varieties, which enjoy great popularity. The offer of the SKa / Solana group is complemented by a comprehensive consulting service, which ensures that the cultivation of potatoes for all concerned by the Farmer about the trade until a success is to the consumer. More information under: press contact: OnTop PR Stefanie Lindemann * King Street 30 * 22767 Hamburg phone: 040 / 7930 7184 * fax: 040 / 3567 98819