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symbol PURE on London AIM
symbol 4PC in Frankfurt
symbol PCRTF on US OTC (pathetic volume)

About PureCircle
PureCircle is the world's leading producer of natural, no-calorie Stevia sweeteners for the global food and beverage industry. Stevia is a plant native to Paraguay, used for centuries as a sweetener there. Through innovative technologies, patented processes and anintegrated supply chain, we are able to produce a wide range of excellent-tasting, no-calorie, natural sweeteners from the stevia plant.  We have developed a method of naturally extracting Reb A from the stevia plant to produce a sweetener which is up to 400 times sweeter than sugar, has a similar taste to sugar, but unlike sugar, has no calories.
Benefits of Stevia-derived RebA: all-natural, no calories, low glycemic load (safe for diabetics), high solubility (ideal for diverse food applications), heat stable (suitable for cooking), toothfriendly, pH stable, non-fermenting, excellent shelf life, photo stable, JECFA approved.
The share price is at all-time LOW these days (June 2011), which values the company at just over 3x what their product inventory is worth!  Production is spread across 20 countries, they are the leading tabletop sweetener in the USA (where growth is triple-digit). Europe and Asia Pacific are expected to give approval later this year for some key products, which should unlock many other SKU offerings and help boost triple-digit growth to even higher levels. 
They hold many patents on refining high-purity Stevia and Stevia-derived all-natural sweeteners. Stevia requires dramatically less land and water as a crop than sugar (and lower carbon-footprint due to transport).  The product has a shelf-life of 3 years, so inventories are easy to handle, and they currently have about 1 year's supply sitting in inventory
They invested heavily on production capacity in the past (virtually no more investment needed for now.. have plenty of capacity). Have started plantations in > 20 countries around the world, but are keeping production levels low until the demand grows. 
Have signed many global and regional partnership with major F&B (food & beverage) companies, including 8 of the top 10 largest F&B companies in the world and 20 global key accounts including Pepsico, Coke, Cargill, Unilever, and Kraft. Many are in trials, and Pure needs to be able to guarantee production capacity in order for them to sign-on (hence why they spent so much in the past). Many products are already using their products (hundreds of SKUs ?). Pure already has 90% of the natural table-top sweetener market in the US. 
Pure is also engaged in an awareness campaign also (setup a Stevia institute, co-branding with partners, etc.). When you think how aware we are becoming about diet & nutrition, and that sugar-free F&B products contain carcinogenic artificial alternatives.. Stevia has a bright future. 
Today's PPS (June 23, 2011)  is 80% off the all-time high, and 52% off the IPO price in 2007. 
Some liks for PureCircle:
Price & Chart:
http://www. londonstockexchange.com/ exchange/prices-and-markets/ stocks/summary/company- summary-chart.html?fourWayKey= BMG7300G1096GBGBXAIM
Latest semi-annual Report (ended Dec 2010):
http://www. londonstockexchange.com/ exchange/news/market-news/ market-news-detail.html? announcementId=10817839
Slides: http://www.purecircle.com/ fy2011-interim-results--- slides-transcript-and-audio- file-_1299/
Recent Insider Buying:
Asian investor increases stake: http://www. londonstockexchange.com/ exchange/news/market-news/ market-news-detail.html? announcementId=10834816
Asian investor increases stake: http://www. londonstockexchange.com/ exchange/news/market-news/ market-news-detail.html? announcementId=10894942
Board increases stake: http://www. londonstockexchange.com/ exchange/news/market-news/ market-news-detail.html? announcementId=10843715
Recent News / Articles:
Extension of PepsiCo contract: http://www. londonstockexchange.com/ exchange/news/market-news/ market-news-detail.html? announcementId=10826303
New Natural Flavor Modifier: http://www. purecircle.com/en/purecircle- announces-new-breakthrough- natural-flavor-modifier-_1306. html
Doce Menor product launch: http://www.purecircle. com/en/doce-menor-launches- 100-stevia-naturally- sweetened-with-stevia- purecircle-_1304.html
Stévia officially added to the French dictionary (gives you an idea how "new" this market is): http://www. ruedesinfos.fr/2011/06/06/les- nouveaux-mots-de-la-langue- francaise/
Recent articles about PureCircle:
Moving beyond the 'holy grail' hype:  http://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Market/Stevia-Moving-beyond-the-holy-grail-hype
Sugaring A Bitter Pill: http://www.fool.co.uk/news/investing/company-comment/2011/03/23/sugaring-a-bitter-pill.aspx
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#91   PCRTF buy 6.260 stocktrademan 12/02/17 01:10:01 PM
#90   Pure Circle has requested an upgrade from the tykundegex 10/01/15 12:44:59 PM
#89   Thanks for your insight. It looks good Not_a_Doubt 03/30/15 12:14:55 PM
#88   That's a start, and good to hear. Not_a_Doubt 03/30/15 10:43:50 AM
#87   It's definitely not an artificial sweetener, but indeed tykundegex 03/30/15 10:25:17 AM
#86   Thanks. Not_a_Doubt 03/30/15 10:19:46 AM
#85   PureCircle is the dominant player in the Stevia tykundegex 03/30/15 10:00:38 AM
#84   I was looking up stevia, trying to find Not_a_Doubt 03/30/15 09:54:40 AM
#83   Pence vs Pounds and 1:1 Robear 03/24/15 02:15:41 PM
#82   These are not ADRs, so the ratio is tykundegex 03/24/15 02:04:59 PM
#81   What is the ratio of PCRTF to PURE.L shares? Robear 03/24/15 01:46:53 PM
#80   PureCircle (AIM:PURE) is a hard stock to buy.. tykundegex 04/03/14 02:23:13 PM
#79   Yes it has been I went to buy hempster 04/03/14 02:19:40 PM
#78   Welcome.. sure been a lonely board here the tykundegex 04/02/14 11:18:54 PM
#77   Guess what I am going to be a hempster 04/02/14 10:55:15 PM
#76   Anyone out there? tykundegex 10/11/12 04:37:09 AM
#75   Conf call slides & transcript available: tykundegex 10/09/12 08:06:56 PM
#74   Insider buying in recent weeks, just after the tykundegex 10/09/12 07:58:23 PM
#73   PURE results for FY2012 are in: tykundegex 09/12/12 04:05:07 AM
#72   PURE up 120% YTD. The just raised tykundegex 08/17/12 04:16:19 AM
#71   Article on Stevia: http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/miracle-sweetener-stevia-m tykundegex 05/23/12 12:38:19 PM
#70   Pure Circle now available to trade on Interactive tykundegex 05/10/12 01:26:59 PM
#69   PURE.LON up 100% in the past 3 months; tykundegex 04/25/12 09:39:01 AM
#68   New Significant Shareholding tykundegex 04/03/12 05:51:22 AM
#67   This bit sums up the opportunity for me: tykundegex 04/02/12 04:19:30 AM
#66   Full transcript & recording + slides available here: http://www.purecircle.com/i tykundegex 04/02/12 04:06:01 AM
#65   Interim resutls for the 6 months ended 31 tykundegex 04/02/12 04:03:54 AM
#64   My notes from the conf call: tykundegex 04/02/12 03:57:53 AM
#63   From the same website, an article about the tykundegex 03/30/12 02:38:57 PM
#62   Article about Stevia suppliers from just-food.com tykundegex 03/30/12 02:36:04 PM
#61   Interim resutls for the 6 months ended 31 tykundegex 03/29/12 04:26:46 AM
#60   3 monster trades just went through yesterday & tykundegex 03/27/12 06:25:03 AM
#59   "The first products sweetened with the new ingredient tykundegex 03/16/12 03:35:57 AM
#58   Article: PureCircle Alpha leads industry into next generation tykundegex 03/16/12 03:33:24 AM
#57   Announcement of Interim Results and Investor Conference Call tykundegex 03/12/12 07:03:16 AM
#56   Great call tykun (are you talking to yourself tykundegex 03/07/12 12:26:41 PM
#54   Great article about US-based S&W Seed Co (supplier tykundegex 02/07/12 03:54:43 AM
#53   A report in the journal Nature says sugar tykundegex 02/02/12 05:04:37 PM
#52   You know what they say about insiders buying/selling: tykundegex 02/02/12 06:58:20 AM
#51   From Jan 12: Trading Update - H1 FY 2012 tykundegex 02/02/12 06:51:53 AM
#50   Quarterly Stevia Market Update tykundegex 01/03/12 08:27:53 AM
#49   Up 20%: Flip 'em if you got 'em! tykundegex 11/14/11 06:25:42 AM
#48   Stevia gets EU approval, PureCircle shares up 10% tykundegex 11/14/11 05:13:23 AM
#47   Looks like PCRTF trades no more in the tykundegex 11/04/11 10:52:31 AM
#46   And a director picked-up a modest £10k worth tykundegex 11/03/11 07:06:34 AM
#45   More buying by major shareholders: tykundegex 11/03/11 07:03:26 AM
#44   Article: Spotlight on R&D: A Culture of Innovation tykundegex 10/11/11 04:02:54 AM
#43   Insider buying: tykundegex 10/03/11 08:32:05 AM
#42   Snippets from the results: tykundegex 09/19/11 07:49:45 AM
#41   AUDITED RESULTS FOR FY ENDED 30 JUNE 2011 tykundegex 09/19/11 07:34:40 AM
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