Awards and Distinctions

  • Sodexo’s non-medical in-home support services for the elderly was included among the Franchise 500© 2013 winners by Entrepreneur magazine, which ranked Sodexo first in the assistance to the elderly category.
  • In October, Sodexo received the "Business for Peace" award in Colombia. This initiative, in partnership with the Colombian Suramericana Foundation, the Reintegration Agency and the Peace and Reconciliation Program of the city of Medellin, promotes the reintegration to the work force of people in vulnerable situations because of the Colombian conflict, including victims and ex-combatants from illegally armed groups.

Principal risks and uncertainties

There have been no significant changes in the principal risks and uncertainties identified by the Group in the "Risk Factors" section of the Fiscal 2012 Registration Document filed November 12, 2012 with the Autorité des marchés financiers.

Outlook

As announced last November by Michel Landel, Sodexo foresees modest growth in revenues and operating profit 1 for Fiscal 2013 compared to the previous year, which benefited from specific events (the Rugby World Cup, the Olympics and a 53 rd week in North America).

Financial calendar
General Shareholders’ Meeting       January 21, 2013
Fiscal 2012 dividend payment       February 4, 2013
First half Fiscal 2013 results       April 18, 2013
Nine months Fiscal 2013 revenues       July 3, 2013

Conference Call

Sodexo will hold a telephone conference (in English) today at 8:30 am (Paris time) to comment on 1 st Quarter Fiscal 2013 revenues. This presentation can be followed live via webcast on www.sodexo.com. The press release and presentation will be available on the Group's website www.sodexo.com, beginning at 7:00 a.m., under the "latest news" section. A recording of the conference will be available at +44 (0) 1452 550 000, followed by the code 82 75 12 49.

About Sodexo

Founded in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 45 years of experience: from reception, safety, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world.