2/22/2005 9:00 

In 2004, Carlsberg strengthened the foundation for its future development through a new and simplified ownership structure and an ambitious excellence programme.
  • Net revenue totalled DKK 36.0bn, corresponding to an increase of 4%. At local exchange rates, revenue rose by 5%. 

  • Operating profit amounted to DKK 3,442m (-3%). 
     
  • Carlsberg A/S' share of profit before goodwill amortisation and write-downs was DKK 1,425m compared to DKK 1,179m in 2003, corresponding to a substantial rise of 21%. 
     
  • Net interest-bearing debt was reduced to DKK 21.7bn, having briefly peaked at approx. DKK 33bn earlier in the year. 
     
  • It is proposed that a dividend of DKK 5.00 per share be paid (as in 2003). 
     
  • Carlsberg A/S' share of profit is expected to increase by approx. 15% in 2005 (on comparable basis in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, IFRS). 

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