Hendrix Genetics Concludes Coolen Turkey Hatchery Acquisition

Hendrix Genetics Concludes Coolen Turkey Hatchery Acquisition

Hendrix Genetics, the global leader in turkey breeding, has concluded its agreement to purchase 100% of turkey
distributor Coolen Hatchery, the largest turkey hatchery in the Netherlands. This announcement follows a press
release of October 26, 2015, in which Hendrix Genetics announced it would take a controlling interest in Coolen.

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Henk Coolen will continue on with Hendrix Genetics for the coming years in support of Hendrix Genetics Turkeys
activities in the Netherlands.  Future plans for the hatchery include the development of the traditional and
bronze turkey markets.
Dave Libertini, Managing Director of Hendrix Genetics Turkeys Business Unit remarked “We are pleased with the
transition underway and the many advantages this acquisition will bring for customers, employees and our
company, this is a logical next step.  The addition of the Coolen hatchery strengthens our global network of
turkey distribution.”
“The Hendrix Genetics team has been very supportive and I am confident that my decision to work with Hendrix
Genetics is the best for the Coolen Hatchery, our employees and customers.  I know our clients are in good
hands.” said Henk Coolen, Managing Director, Coolen Hatchery.
Antoon van den Berg, CEO of Hendrix Genetics, commented “Our organization is committed to the success of
our clients around the world.  This includes access to our genetics and the after sales support to help them reach
the full genetic potential. This acquisition allows us to continue to serve the important grower base in the
Netherlands.”
Hendrix Genetics
Hendrix Genetics, headquartered in Boxmeer, the Netherlands-EU, is a leading multispecies breeding company
with primary activities in layer, turkey, pig, aquaculture and traditional poultry breeding.
The company is dedicated to generating solutions for the animal protein sector that solve the challenges of
today and those of tomorrow. Backed by a strong portfolio of leading brands, Hendrix Genetics provides
expertise and resources to producers in more than 100 countries, with operations and joint ventures in 24
countries and more than 2.500 employees worldwide. With respect and care for people, animals and the
environment, it is clear that now – more than ever before – Hendrix Genetics is ready and dedicated to
delivering better breeding today, for a brighter life tomorrow.
www.hendrix-genetics.com
Coolen
Coolen is a family-owned company in its second generation and is a pioneer of the Dutch turkey sector. Over the
last 50 years Coolen has grown its company as a distributor of day old turkey poults focused mainly on the
Netherlands and neighboring markets. Besides owning and operating the largest turkey hatchery in the
Netherlands, the company diversified into other activities as such as traditional animal production with concepts
like “Flavours of the Farm”. For further info:  www.flavoursofthefarm.nl
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For more information, please contact:
Antoon van den Berg Dave Libertini
Chief Executive Officer Managing Director
Hendrix Genetics B.V. Hendrix Genetics Ltd.
Villa ‘de Körver’, Spoorstraat 69, 5831 CK  Boxmeer 650 Riverbend Drive, Suite C
P.O. Box 114, 5830 AC Boxmeer, The Netherlands-EU Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
T  + 31 485-801 911  T + 1 519 578 2740
W  www.hendrix-genetics.com

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