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Getinge Group Q4 Report 2008

Getinge Group Q4 Report 2008

Reporting period January – December

• Orders received increased by 17.9% to SEK 19,447 million (16,497), corresponding to organic growth of 7.1%
• Orders received for the quarter increased by 23.6% to SEK 5,638 million (4,563), corresponding to organic growth of 5.1%
• Net sales rose by 17.2% to SEK 19,272 million (16,445)
• Profit before tax increased by 21.4% to SEK 2,155 million (1,775)
• Net profit increased by 23.1% to SEK 1,552 million (1,260)
• Earnings per share increased by 23.5% to SEK 7.37 (5.97)
• Dividend per share proposed at SEK 2.40 (2.40), corresponding to SEK 572 million (515), an increase of 11 %
• EBITA before restructuring increased by 29.1% to SEK 3,456 million (2,678)
• Acquisition of Datascope Corp is expected to be completed shortly

Fourth quarter 2008

Getinge’s earnings trend remained strong during the quarter and met our expectations,
although the trend varied at the business area level. Despite the risk of weakening
demand in some of our markets, we expect to continue growing more rapidly than the
underlying market, with major potential for improving our profitability in line with our
financial goals.