excluding special items, adjusted profit rose in the past year by 17 percent to just over one billion euros, as the Dax-listed company announced on Wednesday in Frankfurt. The profit rise was in the context of the recently increased forecast. Net sales increased by 13 percent to 2.77 billion euros.

The net Income decreased, among others due to the severance in the Wake of the job cuts by six percent to 824 million euros. The shareholders should still receive a higher dividend. This is expected to rise by 25 cents to 2,70 Euro. Experts had expected an increase to 2.67 euros.

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