11/7/2007 8:00 

 

Market position continues to strengthen in all key markets

 

·      Positive development of market share driven by innovation and focus on execution.

·      Net revenue increased by 10% to DKK 33.9bn (DKK 30.8bn in the first nine months of 2006). In local currencies, net revenue climbed 11%.

·      Operating profit was DKK 4,334m (DKK 3,532m in the same period last year), an increase of 23% or approx. DKK 800m. All regions contributed except the investment region Asia.

·      Net profit climbed to DKK 2,260m (DKK 1,964m in the same period last year), resulting in growth in earnings per share of 15%.

·      The full-year outlook for operating profit is unchanged at approx. DKK 5bn (DKK 4,046m in 2006), including organic earnings growth for beverage activities of approx. 20%. Net profit is unchanged expected to be approx. DKK 2.2bn, an increase at the level of 15-20% on 2006 (DKK 1,884m).

 

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Contacts:

Investors     Mikael Bo Larsen        +45 3327 1223

Media         Jens Peter Skaarup     +45 3327 1417