Tuesday February 18, 2020

Killian’s share dump gives Aryzta investors the jitters

An unprecedented shares dump by the chief executive has led to an unsettling week

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

20th March, 2016
Owen Killian, chief executive of Aryzta Picture: Tony O'Shea

There’s nothing investors hate more than surprises, and the food giant Aryzta, owner of everything from Cuisine de France to La Brea bread, had two in store last week.

First, the company, which has been based in Switzerland since the merger of the old IAWS and Hiestand in 2008, once again reported a mixed bag of results for the six months to the end of January. Although it managed to grow revenue marginally,...

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