Strong growth in estimated results for 2006, outperforming targets
UP 18.5% to €41,596 million
UP 18.2% at constant exchange rates*
UP 6.7% like-for-like
UP 29.9% to €3,714 million
UP 29.8% at constant exchange rates*
Net income (excluding capital gains and losses on sales of non-current assets):
UP 32.6% to €1,702 million
* average exchange rates for 2005
2007 targets: another year of growth
Robust increase in operating income at constant exchange rates**
Double-digit growth in net income (excluding capital gains and losses on sales of non-current assets).
** average exchange rates for 2006
2006 DIVIDEND***: €1.7 per share, up 25% on 2005
*** Recommended dividend payable in respect of 2006 to be submitted by the Board of Directors to the Annual General Meeting on June 7, 2007 for approval.