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Our results at a glance

  • Revenue up 6 percent, mainly driven by currencies and pricing actions
  • Volumes declined 3 percent, primarily due to the economic slowdown in Europe
  • EBITDA up 7 percent at €540 million (2011: €507 million)
  • Impairment of €2.5 billion in Decorative Paints, resulting in a net loss of €2.4 billion
  • Adjusted EPS of s€1.01 (2011: €0.91)
  • Interim dividend of €0.33 per share declared
  • AkzoNobel ranked first in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • Performance improvement program is on track
  • The economic environment remains our principal sensitivity


In € millions

AkzoNobel – Revenue (bar chart)


In € millions

AkzoNobel – EBITDA (bar chart)

Returns on invested capital

Returns on invested capital (bar chart)

AkzoNobel around the world
Revenue by destination

(40 percent in high growth markets)

AkzoNobel around the world – Revenue by destination (pie chart)
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