Nestlé S.A. announces that negotiations are in progress with the owners of Schöller Holding, with the intention of jointly determining ways and means to optimize the development of the ice cream and frozen food sectors. Südzucker, majority owner of Schöller Holding, intends to focus strategically on sugar and sweeteners; Nestlé, on the other hand, is interested in consolidating its position as the strong global number two player in the ice cream sector by reinforcing this business in Northern and Central Europe.