Moscow, April 19, 2004 — Wimm–Bill–Dann was assigned the best in Russia rating of corporate governance by Standard&Poor’s at the level 7.6 (maximum 10).
The 4 components of the rating were evaluated as the following:
Ownership structure and influence 7.5
Financial stakeholder rights&relations 7.5
Financial Transparency and Information Disclosure 7.7
Board structure and process 7.7
|Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC|
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