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Danish Prime Minister confirms respect to religions. Newspaper apologizes

Press release   •   Feb 01, 2006 09:30 UTC

The Danish Prime Minister confirmed yesterday in a press release that he condemns any expression, action or indication that attempts to demonise groups of people on basis of their religion.

This action follows the publication of 12 caricature drawings of the Prophet Mohammed in a privately owned Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten.

The newspaper has recently on their website apologized to the Muslim World for the insult this has caused to muslims.

Chr. Hansen is a global company with a long history of close and fruitful relations to customers and partners with different cultural and religious backgrounds. Chr. Hansen strongly believes in mutual respect in these matters and welcome the official announcements from the Danish Prime Minister and the newspaper.

Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2013/14 financial year was EUR 756 million. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.

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