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AkzoNobel announced a 36% increase in Q2 operating revenue.

AkzoNobel announced a 36% increase in Q2 operating revenue.

July 25, 2019

AkzoNobel's second quarter 2019 performance • adjusted operating revenue increased by 36%, To € 305million (2018: € 225million)

• ROS (excluding unallocated costs) 2 increased to 13.7% (2018: 12.1%)

• price/sales decreased by 5% and 6% respectively due to value rather than quantity.

• the transformation was on track, saving € 43million in costs

• the acquisition of mapaero was announced on July 18, 2019, further strengthening the aviation coating business

, At the fixed exchange rate, it increased by 1%, of which 5% was positive price/portfolio and 1% was acquisition contribution, but the sales decreased by 6%

• driven by the continuous pricing measures and cost saving plan, the adjusted operating income increased by 36% to 305million euros (in 2018, it was 225million euros, including 20million euros of one-time cost); The operating income of € 308million includes € 3million from identified projects, which is related to the disposal income after asset network optimization (€ 57million) and transformation cost (€ 54million); The operating revenue in 2018 was EUR 192million, including a negative project of EUR 33million

• the ROS growth rate of decorative coatings was 13.5% (2018: 12.2%); Performance coating ROS increased by 13.6% (2018:11.8%)

• adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations increased by 85% to 0.96 euros (2018: 0.52 euros); The total operating EPS is 1.07 euros (2018:1.06 euros)

Thierry fankel, CEO of AkzoNobel, commented: "we are still fully focused on jointly realizing our victory: the 15*20 strategy. Our second quarter results show that we are making progress, with a profit increase of 36%. The return on sales in this quarter was 13.7%, making us one step closer to the target of 15% in 2020."

"the second quarter of 2019 is an important quarter for us. We want to prove that our strategy is working. Despite the adverse factors of the external business environment, the performance in the second quarter has improved due to our ongoing pricing plan and cost saving plan. This is a useful step for the organization and an encouragement for the work we still face in our transformation journey."

"facing the weak market trend, we continue to focus on the implementation of our strategy and invest in strategic growth opportunities, becoming a recognized reference for the paint and coating industry."

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future prospects

jointly realize 10. Batch experiments: for samples of the same specification, one batch of experiments can be automatically completed at one time; Win win: strategy, and continue to create a suitable organization for companies focusing on paint and coatings, so as to contribute to the realization of the guidance in 2020

in the uncertain macroeconomic environment, the demand trend of each region and sector is different. It is expected that the inflation of raw materials will stabilize in the second half of 2019

AkzoNobel will continue to implement pricing measures and cost saving plans to meet current challenges

in addition, AkzoNobel will continue to implement the transformation, achieve the next cost savings of 200million euros by 2020, and generate one-time costs in 2019 and 2020

AkzoNobel aims to have a leverage ratio of 1% of net debt/EBITDA by the end of 2020 0 times, and promised to retain a strong investment grade credit rating

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