June 10, 2005
General Manager’s Message

The year 2005 marks a very important milestone in the history of our company as we celebrate our 20th anniversary, that is to say 20 years of excellence. This occasion is also an excellent opportunity to once again issue a Hairoun News Magazine which illustrates company spirit and product information. At this point I want to thank our editors and assistants for their initiative and efforts to make the anniversary edition of our News Magazine a reality.{{more}}

When the brewery began its operation two decades ago the product portfolio consisted of Hairoun Lager and a limited number of soft drink flavours. Today, the company offers a wide variety of beers and non-alcoholic beverages. The quality of our products has always played a prime role, a commitment that will continue in the future.

In 1985, the brewery employed 65 employees. Today, 88 staff members drive the company ‘s business. I am delighted to announce that 13 employees have completed 20 years of service in our anniversary year and please join me in thanking and congratulating them for their contribution and loyalty over the last 20 years.

In 2005 we will continue to shape, inspire and set the standards of excellence necessary to survive the challenging times ahead of us. We will position ourselves in these changing times as a top class manufacturer with superior products so that we can compete aggressively at national and regional levels. The quality of our brands, the pride in our work and the determination of our people will ensure our success in the future.

Performance-driven, enterprising, challenging, diverse and open. These are the characteristics that mirror the way I want to take this company forward. This of course is only possible with the usual support and contribution from my management team and the entire workforce.

The Board of Directors joins me in thanking all our shareholders for their continuous support, Management and staff for their valuable contribution and all our business partners and consumers

for their loyalty in the past and beyond. My very best wishes to everyone and happy anniversary.