Apr 12 2006
The General Meeting approved the financial statements for 2005, with improvement across all key performance indicators. At 31 December 2005 aggregate revenues of the Group amount to €3,507.2m, marking a 29% improvement on 2004, and operating profit including income from equity participations amounts to €186.1m, which is 40% up on the previous year. Operating profit including income from equity participations has grown at an average compound annual growth rate of 22% over the three-year period 2003-2005. At 31 December 2005 net profit amounts to €145.4m, marking an increase of 24% ( €117.1m at the end of 2004).