News and Press Releases

5th Anniversary of ASTARTA's IPO on Warsaw Stock Exchange

5 years ago, on August 17, 2006 ASTARTA's shares were traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange for the first time. 13 years of Group's development and two years of serious preparations for public listing went before this event.

ASTARTA finished harvesting early grains

Last week ASTARTA's agricultural companies finished harvesting early grains. Average yields increased c.27% comparing with previous year and exceeded average Ukrainian yields up to 30%. In particular, the Group's average yield of wheat was around 4,5 tonnes per ha, winter barley - 3,0 tonnes per ha.

ASTARTA has initiated raw sugar processing

In accordance with the strategy of ASTARTA's development and diversification of the production potential raw sugar processing campaign had been initiated at Yaresky sugar plant (Poltava region). As of 7 of July 2011 more than 10 000 tons of raw sugar has been processed and 10 000 tons of high-quality white sugar has been produced.

ASTARTA joins U.S.-Ukraine business council

ASTARTA, a large agri-industrial company and the leader of the Ukrainian sugar sector, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 160 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.

ASTARTA prepared storage capacities for a new crop

In accordance with the production plan, agri-holding "Astarta-Kiev" has completed the preparation of the storage capacities for a new crop. At the disposal of the company's there are elevators and warehouses with a total capacity of over 360 thousand tons. The enterprises are equipped with modern ventilation and temperature control system, have their own access roads and space for unloading...

The EBRD to provide a new loan to ASTARTA

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development considers granting a new loan to consolidate the existing EBRD loans to the Group and provide additional long-term financing. The project, when approved by the EBRD Board of Directors, will comprise of up to US$ 80 million.

ASTARTA gained the highest mark for corporate governance standards

ASTARTA has been recognized as one of the leading companies for corporate governance standards. According to investment group Concorde Capital's research, ASTARTA was assigned a "Q" rating (quality corporate governance standards) - the highest rank that can be awarded.

ASTARTA completed planting of spring crops

In full сonformity with the production plan, ASTARTA has completed its spring sowing campaign. In the current production season, the following plantings were made: sugar beet on 43 thousand hectares, soybean on 34 thousand hectares, corn on 33 thousand hectares, spring barley on 13 thousand hectares, sunflower on 13 thousand hectares.