Sales

Bionova Holding’s sales and distribution activities are carried out by a network of national and regional distributors.

The Company’s national distributors in the United States are Bionova Produce, Inc. in Nogales, Arizona, Bionova Produce of Texas, Inc. in McAllen, Texas, and R.B. Packing of California, Inc. in San Diego, and Interfruver in Mexico.

The Company’s regional distributors are Tanimura Distributing, Inc. in Los Angeles, Premier Fruits and Vegetables BBL Inc. in Montreal, Quebec, and Premier Fruits and Vegetables (USA), Inc. in Philadelphia.

Regional distributors source some of their product from the Company’s national distributors and also purchase their product from other fresh growers and distibutors.

Sales

Sales by Product Line (in millions)*

1999

1998

Tomatoes

$91

39%

$113

46%

Peppers

$21

9%

$33

14%

Grapes

$26

11%

$18

7%

Cucumbers

$11

4%

$10

4%

Melons

$18

5%

$9

3%

Papaya

$3

1%

$7

2%

Other**

$72

31%

$60

24%

Total

$236

$250

Net Sales w/o Intercompanies

As of 12/31/1999 As of 12/31/1998
Tanimura Distributing, Inc. 33 38
Premier Fruits & Vegetables, BBL 37 30
Bionova Produce, Inc. 52 50
R.B. Packing of California, Inc. 19 21
Interfruver de México, S.A. de C.V. 90 88
Fresh World Farms, Inc. 5 22
Total Net Sales 236 250

* For comparison purposes, excludes sales of Royal Van Namen in 1997, which was divested by the Company in February, 1998.

** Other: other fruits and vegetables including mixed vegetables, mangoes, etc.