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Bill Gates Takes 10.3% Stake in Givaudan, Swiss Exchange Says

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation holds 10.3 percent of Givaudan SA, the world’s largest maker of flavors and fragrances.

The foundation holds the Givaudan stake through its Cascade Investment company, the Swiss stock exchange said today in a statement on its website.

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