Royal Canin to Acquire IVD(R), Medi-Cal(R) and Techni-Cal(R) Brands From Del Monte Company

Feb 06, 2004, 00:00 ET from Royal Canin

    PARIS, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Canin is pleased to announce that
 terms have been agreed for the acquisition by Royal Canin from Del Monte Foods
 Company of all of its rights to the IVD(R) and Medi-Cal(R) brands, as well as
 its rights to the Techni-Cal(R) brand in the United States and Canada.
 Closing of the acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.
     Founded by a veterinarian, Royal Canin's business is completely dedicated
 to pet nutrition and has been successfully developed on the basis of a number
 of fundamental beliefs:
      -- the pet comes first, dogs and cats are the starting point for any
      -- any innovation must be scientifically proven
      -- commitment to developing products of the highest quality
      -- total dedication to continued advancement of knowledge in pet
     Research has always been central to Royal Canin's development and is
 conducted at its state of the art research campus in Aimargues, France.
     A further announcement will be made when this acquisition closes.

SOURCE Royal Canin