Purcari Wineries enters the FTSE Global Micro Cap Index


Purcari Wineries Public Company Limited (symbol WINE), one of the largest wine and brandy groups in the CEE Region, achieved a new milestone by meeting FTSE’s eligibility criteria and will be officially included in FTSE’s Global Micro Cap Index, as of March 2022.

Purcari Wineries PCL (“Purcari”, “The Group”, “The Company”) is a blue-chip company on Romanian capital market and currently the only wine group included in BET Index, the main Bucharest Stock Exchange (“BVB”) index, reflecting the performance of the most traded companies on BVB.

FTSE’s decision to include Purcari Wineries in its Global Micro Cap Index validates the company as a relevant player in the capital market, also indicating its ability to satisfy and maintain demanding criteria with respect to liquidity and investable market capitalization. A presence in FTSE’s Global Micro Cap is set to increase Purcari’s visibility to new categories of investors both on the domestic and international markets.

Eugen Comendant, COO Purcari Wineries:

The inclusion of Purcari Wineries in the FTSE Global Micro Cap Index reaffirms our ambitions for growth and expansion as a publicly listed company, and it is a stepping stone towards fulfilling our vision of becoming the undisputed champion of the wine industry in the Central and Eastern Europe. This is an important achievement which further increases the exposure of Purcari Wineries Group to the global investor community, as well as of the CEE region as a place to invest in.”

Purcari Wineries is the largest wine exporter of Moldova, delivering to over 40 countries, it operates over 1 350 ha of vineyard and 6 production platforms. Chateau Purcari, the Group’s leading brand, is the most awarded winery in the world in 2021, with 333 gold and silver medals at prestigious wine competitions. Along with its exceptional quality of wines, Purcari scored 10 out of 10 on the VEKTOR indicator for two consecutive years – a score that measures the communication of Romanian listed companies with investors.

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Purcari Wineries Public Company Limited (with its brands: Purcari, Crama Ceptura, Bostavan, Bardar and Domeniile Cuza) is one of the largest wine and brandy groups in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) Region. The Group manages around 1 350 hectares of vineyards and operates six production platforms in Romania and Moldova. Purcari Wineries is the leader in the Premium wine segment in Romania with a 30% segment share and the largest wine exporter from Moldova, delivering to over 40 countries. Founded in 1827, Chateau Purcari is the most awarded winery of the CEE Region at Decanter London 2015-2021, as well as the best ranked winery on Vivino, with an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, based on over 65 000 reviews. Since February 2018, the Group is listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange under the ticker WINE. Purcari Wineries is led by Victor Bostan, a veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the wine business and is endorsed by top institutional investors such as: Conseq, East Capital, Franklin Templeton, Fiera Capital, Horizon Capital, and SEB.