Q1 2018 Press Conference, and Analyst Call

Our Q1/2018 results will be published on May 15, 2018, at 7 a.m. CEST. Our press conference will take place at 9:30 AM CET, and the analyst call at 2 p.m. CEST

Type of Event

Conference Call

15 May 2018

From 07:00 to 15:00

We achieve targets for 2017 – dividend to increase

  • Healthcare and Life Science drive sales growth (+2.0%)
  • EBITDA pre (–1.7%) burdened by currency headwinds
  • Organic sales growth in all regions
  • Progress made in reducing net financial debt
  • Dividend proposal € 1.25 (+€ 0.05)

We are staying the course

“2017 was a good year for our company. We performed well in a challenging environment and met all ourtargets for  the year. We are staying the course and will continue to purposefully implement our innovation-driven growth strategies for Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. In addition, we are resolutely working to quickly lower our acquisition-related debt-to-equity ratio.”
(Stefan Oschmann, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board)

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Financial Communications

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