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Here you will find all ad hoc and media releases for 2021

30/07/2021 – AD HOC media release on the 2021 half-year reportAD HOC

Double-digit organic sales growth – disproportionately higher operating profit – group profit doubled – guidance increased for full year 2021

The Forbo Group – a leading manufacturer of floor coverings, building and construction adhesives, as well as power transmission and conveyor belt solutions – reported net sales of CHF 623.1 million in the first half of 2021 (prior-year period: CHF 542.3 million), representing a gratifying increase of 14.9% (14.3% in local currencies). Operating profit (EBIT) rose to CHF 82.1 million (prior-year period: CHF 41.1 million), an almost twofold increase. The EBIT margin improved significantly to 13.2% (prior-year period: 7.6%). Group profit doubled to CHF 63.5 million (prior-year period: CHF 31.7 million).

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  • Media release 30.07.2021

    AD HOC media release
    30.07.2021

01/04/2021 – Media release on the 2021 Ordinary General Meeting

Forbo shareholders approve all proposals of the Board of Directors

At today's 93rd Ordinary General Meeting of Forbo Holding Ltd, the shareholders approved all the proposals of the Board of Directors by a clear majority. In application of Article 27 of the Ordinance 3 on Measures to Combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) of the Swiss Federal Council, shareholders exercised their rights solely through voting instructions issued to the independent proxy. A dividend of CHF 20 per share will be paid out as of April 12, 2021.

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  • Media release 01.04.2021

    Media release
    01.04.2021

22/03/2021 – AD HOC media release: Forbo launches share buyback program 2019–2022AD HOC

The Board of Directors of Forbo Holding Ltd has decided to launch the share buyback program 2019–2022 via a second trading line and thus buy back a maximum of 165,000 registered Forbo shares (10% of the share capital).

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  • Media release 22.03.2021

    AD HOC media release
    22.03.2021

04/03/2021 – AD HOC media release on the 2020 business year AD HOC

Strategy confirmed despite challenging circumstances – COVID-19 and negative currency effects reduce sales and earnings – Investments nevertheless increased – Dividend of CHF 20 per share – Succession planning in Forbo’s senior management

The Forbo Group – a leading manufacturer of floor coverings, building and construction adhesives as well as power transmission and conveyor belt solutions – posted net sales of CHF 1,117.7 million (previous year: CHF 1,282.2 million) in 2020, a year strongly impacted by COVID-19. In local currencies this equates to a decrease in sales of 8.1%, due to negative currency effects representing a decline of 12.8% in the corporate currency. Group operating profit (EBIT) was 22.3% lower, decreasing to CHF 137.0 million (previous year: CHF 176.3 million). Group profit declined by 23.2% to CHF 106.2 million (previous year: CHF 138.3 million).
CEO Stephan Bauer will hand over to Michael Schumacher, who will succeed him in September 2021.

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  • Media release 04.03.2021

    AD HOC media release
    04.03.2021

15/01/2021 – AD HOC media release on the 2020 business year AD HOC

Significant improvement in earnings versus first half of 2020

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, individual markets and customer segments of Forbo have to some extent recovered more quickly than expected.

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  • Press release Jan 2021

    AD HOC media release
    15.01.2021

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