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Cash flows and net debt

Operating activities in Q3 2012 resulted in a cash inflow of €480 million (2011: €409 million). The change is mainly due to a net effect of:

  • Higher cash inflow from operating working capital and
  • Higher payments related to provisions. Following the judgement in the Metacrylates case by the General Court in June 2012 we paid €113 million in Q3.

Net debt decreased in the quarter to €2,597 million (Q2 2012: €2,844 million) due to the net balance of the cash inflow from operating activities and capital expenditures in Q3.

In Q3 we issued a 10-year bond of €750 million at a coupon of 2.625 percent.

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