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Forbo ensures periodic and comprehensive communication with shareholders, the capital markets, media and the public by reporting on business developments and activities of relevance to the company.

Shareholders receive summary reports on the financial year and Half-Year Reports. The Half-Year Report is available in printed form and from our website, as are all other published documents. The Ordinary General Meeting is an additional information platform.

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Here you will find all media releases for 2019

26/07/2019 – Media release on the 2019 Half-Year Report

Currency-adjusted sales stable – EBIT margin improved again – Further increase in operating and Group profit

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 649.4 million in the first half of 2019 (prior-year period: CHF 668.8 million). This equates to a slight decline of 0.6% in local currencies (-2.9% in the corporate currency). Operating profit (EBIT) came to CHF 77.3 million, 2.7% higher than the previous year’s level (prior-year period: CHF 75.3 million). The EBIT margin improved to 11.9% (prior-year period: 11.3%). Group profit amounted to CHF 61.2 million, 4.3% higher than the previous year’s level (prior-year period: CHF 58.7 million).

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  • Media release 26.07.2019

    Media release
    26.07.2019

05/04/2019 – Media release on the 2019 Ordinary General Meeting

Forbo shareholders approve all proposals of the Board of Directors

The shareholders of Forbo Holding Ltd approved all proposals submitted by the Board of Directors to the 91st Ordinary General Meeting in Zug by a clear majority. A dividend of CHF 21 per share will be paid out as of April 12, 2019.

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  • Medienmitteilung GV 2019 EN

    Media release
    05.04.2019

05/03/2019 – Media release on the 2018 business year

Strong organic sales growth – Significant increase in operating profit – Double-digit increase in Group profit – Balance sheet remains robust – Raise of dividend by more than 10 percent

Forbo maintained its strong organic growth in 2018 amid challenging market conditions. It generated net sales of CHF 1,327.0 million (previous year: CHF 1,246.4 million), representing a gain of 6.5%; this is reflected in a sales increase of 5.0% in local currencies, driven by slightly positive currency effects. Group operating profit (EBIT) increased by 7.3% to CHF 175.3 million (previous year before one-off costs: CHF 163.3 million). Group profit from continuing operations rose by 14.9% to CHF 137.6 million (previous year before one-off costs: CHF 119.8 million).

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  • Media release 05.03.2019

    Media release
    05.03.2019

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