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Sopharma received the award Investor of the Year 2013

6 February 2014

On 05.02.2014, Invest Bulgaria Agency awarded for the eight time the “Investor of the Year” awards. The competition nominates and awards the projects with the most significant contribution in the various spheres of Bulgarian economy.

The award in the sphere of chemical industry was given to Sopharma for its new highly technological plant for solid dosage forms. It was built according to the European requirements for Good Manufacturing Practice, with warranted control and easy traceability of the manufacturing process at each stage.

The project was worth BGN 75 million, out of which BGN 3 mil. 900 thousand of which were granted under Operational Programme “Competitiveness” of the European Union. The award was given to the Executive Director of Sopharma Ognian Donev by Svetoslav Mladenov, Executive DirectorofInvestBulgariaAgency.

The “Investor of the Year” awards are divided in seven categories. The prize for overall contribution was awarded to “ABB Bulgaria EOOD”, for achievement in the energy sector. These awards are professional recognition before society for Bulgarian and foreign investors who chose Bulgaria as a place to invest. Theybuilda newvisionofthecountryandgive their contribution to the development of Bulgarian economy.

The award ceremony was held at Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia. Guests of the ceremony were the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Plamen Oresharski, as well as Cabinet ministers. In the words of the Prime Minister, to a question to an industrialist of how the government could help the business, the answer was “by not interfering”.