Nestlé launches major initiatives focused on nutrition, water and rural development

WHAT:

Nestlé is announcing three new company initiatives as it launches a two-day forum in partnership with the UN Partnership Office and the Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations.

The initiatives include an expanded nutrition education program for school age children around the world, new projects in the field of rural development in Africa, and a new prize awarded every other year to foster innovative approaches to solve problems of nutrition, water, and rural development.

These initiatives are an integral part of Nestlé’s way of doing business, which is to create shared value both for shareholders and for society as a whole.

Join us for the press conference on Monday, April 27 and watch the forum online throughout the day on Tuesday April 28.

WHO:

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Nestlé Chairman, and Paul Bulcke, Nestlé CEO, will discuss how these programs fit with the company’s goals. They will also introduce Nestlé’s new Creating Shared Value Advisory Board, an assembly of the world’s leading experts in corporate strategy, water, nutrition, and rural development who will meet over the course of the two-day forum.

WHEN:

Press Conference: Monday, April 27th, 2009 8:15 a.m. (EDT)

Log-in & Attendance Details:

  1. Please go online to Nestlé to watch the webcast.
  2. If you are a credited reporter, you can:

- call into a teleconference to ask questions

- attend the press conference in person in New York City

- the presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

If you are a credited reporter, please register for the teleconference or request to attend in person by contacting:

Christopher Morris, Widmeyer Communications, christopher.morris@widmeyer.com, 646.213.7246

Forums: Tuesday, April 28th, 2009, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

09:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Creating Shared Value: Can Shareholder & Society’s Interests be Aligned?

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Water: The Growing Water Security Crisis: Needed Solutions in Policy & Action

01:45 PM – 03:15 PM: Rural Development & Food Production: Needed Solutions in Policy & Action

03:45 PM – 05:30 PM: Translating Greater Food Production into Better Nutrition & Quality Diets

For more information about the Forum, please go online to Nestlé.

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