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REMY  COINTREAU

The Remy Cointreau Group whose  origins date from 1724 is the
result of the merger in 1990 of the holding companies of the
Heriard Dubreuil and Cointreau families that controlled
E. Remy Martin & Cie S.A. respectively.

It is also the result of successive alliances between companies
operating in the same business segment of wines and spirits.

1663             First distillation of Mount gay Rum on Barbados
1724             Establishment of the house of Remy Martin Cognac
1785             Establishment of the house of Piper - Heidsieck Champagne in Reims
1849            Creation of Cointreau & Cie by the Cointreau brothers
1851            Creation by Charles - Camille  Heidsieck of the champagne which bears his name
1888            Creation of  the Metaxa  brand
1904            Creation of the Izarra brand
1986            Creation of the Passoa brand

Group History:

1924             Acquisition of E. Remy Martin & Cie S.A. BY Andre Renaud
1965             Andre Heriard Dubreuil takes over from his father - in - law Andre Renaud
1966             Creation of Remy Martin's international network
1980             Creation by Remy Martin of the French - Chinese joint venture Dynasty Winery in partnership with the city of Tianjin                    
1985             Acquisition by the Remy Martin Group of Charles Heidsieck champagnes
1988             Acquisition by the Remy Martin  Group of the Piper - Heidsieck champagnes

1989             Acquisition by the Remy Martin Group of Mount Gay Rum
1990             Transfer by Pavis S.A. of Remy Martin shares to Cointreau & Cie S.A.
1991             Adoption by the Group of the corporate name of Remy Cointreau
1998             Appointment of Dominique Heriard Dubreuil as chairman of Remy Cointreau
1999             Establishment of the Maxxium distribution joint venture with three partners,
                      The Remy Cointreau Group, The Edrington Group and Beam Global Brands  
                     (Fortune Brands).
              
The Rémy Cointreau Group, whose Charentaise origins date back to 1724, is the result of the
1990 merger of holding companies owned by the Hériard Dubreuil and Cointreau families,
which controlled E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA and Cointreau & Cie SA respectively.
The Group is also the result of successive partnerships with other companies active in the same Wines and Spirits business lines.

1703
Creation of Mount Gay Rum in Barbados
1724
Establishment of the Rémy Martin Cognac House
1849
Creation of Cointreau & Cie by the Cointreau brothers
1881
Creation of the Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay
1888
Creation of the brand Metaxa
1924
Acquisition of E. Rémy Martin & Cie SA by André Renaud
1965
André Hériard Dubreuil takes over from his father-in-law M. André Renaud
1966
Creation of the Rémy Martin International distribution network
1980
Creation of the French-Chinese joint venture Dynasty Winery by Rémy Martin in partnership with the city of Tianjin (China)
1985-1988
Acquisition of the Charles Heidsieck then Piper-Heidsieck Champagnes by the Rémy Martin Group
1986
Creation of the Passoa brand
1989
Acquisition of Mount Gay Rum by the Rémy Martin Group
1990
Transfer by Pavis SA of Rémy Martin shares to Cointreau & Cie SA
1991
Adoption by the Group of the corporate name of Rémy Cointreau
1998
Dominique Hériard Dubreuil becomes Chairman of Rémy Cointreau
1999
Establishment of the Maxxium distribution joint venture with three partners:
the Rémy Cointreau Group, the Edrington Group and Jim Beam Brands Worldwide
(Fortune Brands)
2000
Acquisition of Bols Royal Distilleries, including the Bols and Metaxa brands
2001
Vin & Sprit joins the Maxxium network as a fourth partner
2005
Disposal of Bols’ Polish operations to CEDC
2006
Disposal of the Dutch and Italian Liqueurs & Spirits operations
2009
March 30: Rémy Cointreau exits the Maxxium joint venture
2011
July 8: Rémy Cointreau sells its Champagne branch to EPI
2012
September 3: acquisition of the Bruichladdich Distillery, a producer of single malt
Scotch whiskies on the isle of Islay, Scotland
2012
November 20: François Hériard Dubreuil becomes Chairman of Rémy Cointreau
2013
August 30: disposal of Larsen to Finnish group Altia
2015
October 27: disposal of Izarra to Spirited Brands
2017
January 5: acquisition of French single malt whisky Domaine des Hautes Glaces
2017
January 6: acquisition of American single malt whisky Westland Distiller


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