Pernod Ricard has deferred the release of its first quarter sales for 2005.

In a statement the company said: "Following the announcement of Pernod Ricard's recommended offer for Allied Domecq Plc on 21st April 2005, Pernod Ricard senior management is devoting the 15 days following the announcement to road shows in order to present the offer to investors. The Group is therefore deferring the release of its sales figures for the First Quarter 2005 to 11th May 2005."