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03 May 2012 08:30 CET
Announcement conversion rate final dividend 2011

Amsterdam, 3 May 2012 – On 11 April 2012, the Annual General Meeting established the final dividend over 2011 at € 0.004 per ordinary share. The final dividend is payable, at the shareholder’s election, either wholly in ordinary shares or wholly in cash.

02 May 2012 08:00 CET
1Q12 results: Subdued European performance, Asia Pacific and Brazil improve

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  • Timetable for completion of proposed UPS offer proceeding as previously indicated
  • Reported revenues €1,819m (+1.3%); adjusted revenues (at constant FX) €1,780m (-0.9%)
  • Reported operating income €37m (1Q11: €(79)m); adjusted operating income (at constant FX and excluding one-offs) €34m (1Q11: €50m)
  • Net cash from operating activities €(2)m, net cash used in investing activities €13m and net debt €36m (4Q11: €7m net debt)
  • Indirect cost savings programme launched in May 2011 on track
  • Timing of implementation of certain long-term projects that are part of 2012-2013 fixed-cost savings programme temporarily adjusted in light of the proposed UPS offer