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Cash flows and net debt

Operating activities in Q3 2013 resulted in a cash inflow of €552 million (Q3 2012: €460 million). The change is the net impact of higher operating income (excluding impairment) and lower cash outflow from provisions partly offset by lower inflow from working capital. The movement in other changes relates to the non-cash impairment, that was included in profit from continuing operations in 2012.

Net debt decreased from €2,197 million in Q2 2013 to €1,817 million in Q3 2013 as a consequence of the net impact of:

  • Cash inflow from operating activities of €552 million
  • Capital expenditures of €133 million
  • Dividend payments of €30 million
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