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The board of directors of Freixenet, one of the largest producers of cava, Catalan sparkling wine, has decided, in the end, to not move its registered office to Spain and to remain in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia, a small town west of Barcelona. In a statement, the company says that they will not move due to the "new circumstances" of the return "to constitutional order and democratic statute" implied by the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. With this decision, Freixenet decides not to follow in the path of its main competitor, Codorníu, who moved their registered office from Sant Sadurní to La Rioja on 16th October.

The company believes that there has been a "change in the last few days of the political and legal situation in Catalonia" which pushes it as a "Catalan" and "Spanish" company to contribute to the "recovery of economic normality", despite the proclamation of the Catalan Republic on Friday.