Zhoda Investments granted investment subsidy of SEK 15 million for the construction of a new winery

Zhoda Investments' wholly owned subsidiary Testament Winery is Croatia's first Swedish winery. The goal is to create Croatia's best wine. The company has been granted an investment subsidy of up to SEK 15 million for the construction of a new winery designed to increase and optimize production capacity and create new revenue streams from sales and tastings at the winery.

"Testament Winery has established a strong brand and doubled sales every year the past four years. We have now proven that we are able to meet the increasing demand both in Croatia and internationally of sustainably produced wines made on local Dalmatian grapes. The success at Decanter, the world's most influential wine competition, as well as the fact that the wines now are sold at several Michelin star restaurants is very encouraging. We are now ready to take the next step in the development of the wine operations. The granted investment subsidy plays an important role in the financing of the new winery, which will take us several steps towards reaching the vision of a production of one million bottles per year", says Robert Karlsson, CEO of Zhoda Investments.

Testament Winery operates a 50-hectare organic vineyard in the Croatian coastal region of Dalmatia. Following the acquisition in 2017, Zhoda has developed the operations from grape farming into one of Croatia's most successful wineries selling award-winning premium wines under the brand Testament.

In order to take new steps towards reaching the vision of one million bottles per year, Testament Winery intends to build a brand new winery with increased and improved capacity for production and ageing. The winery will also become an attractive wine and gastro landmark, allowing for new revenues streams from sales and tastings at the winery. The company has contracted Croatia's leading wine architect to design the winery, which will make an impact not only on the wine market in Croatia, but all around the Mediterranean.

In order to finance the construction, the company has applied for and been granted an investment subsidy from the EU Structural and Development Funds of fifty per cent of an investment up to three million euro, equivalent to a granted subsidy of up to euro 1.5 million. Following the completion of the ongoing tender for the construction, Testament will be able to provide further information on the total investment amount. The company has also initiated discussions with banks regarding debt financing.

All Swedish wine lovers are invited to join Testament's wine club at www.testamentvanner.com.

For more information, please contact:

Robert Karlsson, CEO Zhoda Investments AB

+46 709 565 141, robert.karlsson@zhodainvestments.com

www.zhodainvestments.com

About Zhoda Investments

Zhoda Investments invests in selected unlisted European ventures and drives growth and profitability through active ownership and an entrepreneurial approach. In the coastal region of Dalmatia in Croatia, Zhoda owns and manages Testament Winery and Black Island Winery. Based on indigenous organic grapes and a two thousand year old wine tradition, it is Zhoda's award-winning winemakers' objective to create Croatia's best wine and to become the country's leading exporter of premium wines. The vision is to reach a production of one million bottles per year. The group also holds a 45 per cent interest in the Lelyaki oil field in Ukraine with 2P proven and probable oil reserves of 8 million barrels net to the company. Zhoda Investments is actively pursuing new investments. For more information, visit www.zhodainvestments.com.

This is an English translation of the Swedish original. In case of discrepancies, the Swedish original shall prevail.

Zhoda Investments beviljas investeringsbidrag på 15 miljoner kronor för nytt vineri

Zhodas Investments helägda dotterbolag Testament Winery är Kroatiens första svenska vingård. Målet är att skapa Kroatiens bästa vin. Vingården har beviljats ett investeringsbidrag på upp till 15 miljoner kronor för att bygga ett nytt vineri för att öka och effektivisera produktionskapaciteten samt skapa nya intäktsströmmar från gårdsförsäljning och vinprovningar.


Zhoda Investments granted investment subsidy of SEK 15 million for the construction of a new winery

Zhoda Investments' wholly owned subsidiary Testament Winery is Croatia's first Swedish winery. The goal is to create Croatia's best wine. The company has been granted an investment subsidy of up to SEK 15 million for the construction of a new winery designed to increase and optimize production capacity and create new revenue streams from sales and tastings at the winery.




Zhoda Investments lämnar en operativ uppdatering

Inför dagens årsstämma lämnar Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") en operativ uppdatering. Världens ekonomier stabiliseras och steg för steg har resande och restaurangnäringen börjat återgå till det normala, vilket ger väsentligt bättre marknadsvillkor för Zhodas verksamheter. Vinverksamheten redovisar en kraftigt ökad försäljning och dagens oljepris på över 70 dollar per fat ger gynnsamma förutsättningar för oljeverksamheten.


Zhoda Investments announces an operational update

Ahead of today's Annual General Meeting, Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update. The world economy has stabilized and international travel and the restaurant sector are step-by-step returning to levels that existed prior to the pandemic, which results in significantly improved market conditions for Zhoda's operations. The wine operations continue to show strong growth and today's oil price of over 70 dollars per barrel provides a healthy platform for the oil operations.


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Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") publicerar idag årsredovisningen för 2020.


Zhoda Investments publishes its annual report

Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") publishes its annual report for 2020.


Kallelse till årsstämma i Zhoda Investments AB (publ)

Aktieägarna i Zhoda Investments AB (publ), organisationsnummer 559030-3490 (nedan "Bolaget") kallas till årsstämma den 23 juni 2021 kl. 15.00 på Grev Turegatan 18 (Alpcot), 2 tr i Stockholm.


Notice to Annual General Meeting of shareholders in Zhoda Investments AB (publ)

The shareholders of Zhoda Investments AB (publ), corporate identity number 559030-3490 (hereinafter the "Company") are hereby given notice to attend the Annual General Meeting to be held at 15.00 CET on 23 June 2021, at Grev Turegatan 18 (Alpcot), 2nd floor, in Stockholm.


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Operational update from the wine operations

Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update from the wine operations in the coastal region Dalmatia in Croatia.


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Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ uppdatering från oljeverksamheten i Ukraina.


Operational update from the oil operations

Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update from the oil operations in Ukraine.


Premiär idag för Testament Winerys första vin i Systembolagets butiker

Idag lanseras Testament Winerys första vin på hyllan. När Systembolaget skulle välja ut ett kroatiskt vin att sälja i 123 butiker vann The Dalmatian Dog. Detta är ett viktigt steg för Testament Winery att nå sitt mål - att skapa Kroatiens bästa vin.


First launch of Testament's wine at Systembolaget

Today Testament Winery is launching its first wine at Systembolaget. When the state monopoly selected a Croatian wine to be sold in 123 stores in Sweden, The Dalmatian Dog was chosen. This is an important milestone for Testament in reaching its goal - to create Croatia's best wine.


Medaljregn över Testament Winery

När världens största vintävling Decanter World Wine Awards nyligen avgjordes blev det storslam för Testament Winery. Ingen kroatisk vingård fick fler medaljer. Detta är ett stort erkännande för bolagets vinmakare och ett viktigt steg i målet att skapa Kroatiens bästa vin.


Decanter gold medals to Testament Winery

Testament Winery received more medals than any other Croatian winery when the results from the Decanter World Wine Awards, the world's largest and most influential wine competition, were announced. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, this is a huge recognition for the company's winemakers and an important step in reaching the objective of creating Croatia's best wine.


Operativ uppdatering från vinverksamheten

Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") lämnar en operativ uppdatering avseende vinverksamheten belägen i kustregionen Dalmatien i Kroatien. Pandemin i världen har minskat resandet och inneburit en lägre aktivitet i restaurangnäring. Bolagets har trots detta hittills i år sålt lika många flaskor som för helåret 2019. Det varma vädret med låg nederbörd har inneburit en lägre skörd än tidigare år, men kvaliteten på druvorna är mycket hög och 2020 bedöms kunna ge den bästa årgången i bolagets historia. Att Testaments viner nyligen belönades med flera ädla medaljer i världens största vintävling Decanter är ett fint erkännande för bolagets vinmakare.


Operational update from the wine operations

Zhoda Investments ("Zhoda") announces an operational update on the wine operations located in the coastal region of Dalmatia in Croatia. The outbreak of the pandemic has led to a decrease in international travel as well as lower activity in the restaurant sector. Despite this the company has managed to sell as many bottles to date in 2020 as for the full year 2019. The warm weather with little rain has led to a lower harvest compared to previous years, but the quality of the grapes is very high and 2020 has the potential to become the best vintage in the company's history. Testament's wines were recently awarded with several gold medals in Decanter, the world's largest wine competition, demonstrating the high level of expertise of the company's winemakers.


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