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06/05/2014
Henkel to acquire Spotless Group for 940 million euros
  • Strengthen leading position in core region Western Europe
  • Highly complementary market segments and technologies
  • Acquisition of strong brands and leading technologies
  • Profitable businesses with laundry aids, insect control and household care

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA signed an agreement with funds advised by BC Partners today to acquire all shares in the Spotless Group SAS, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. The transaction, including debt, is valued at 940 million euros and will be financed in cash.

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06/02/2014
Henkel to acquire US Hair Professional companies
  • Further strengthen Hair Professional business
  • Significantly expand position in key region North America
  • Broaden portfolio with leading brands

Henkel signed an agreement with TSG Consumer Partners, San Francisco/USA, to acquire the three US Hair Professional companies SexyHair, Alterna and Kenra for around 270 million euros in cash.

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Henkel Quarterly Report Q1/2014
05/07/2014
Henkel reports good start to fiscal 2014
  • Solid organic sales growth: +4.3%
  • Sales impacted by foreign exchange effects: 3,929 million euros (-2.6%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +3.3% to 619 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +0.9 percentage points to 15.8%
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share: +8.3% to 1.04 euros
  • Very strong sales growth in emerging markets: Organic +9.2%
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Henkel Annual General Meeting 2014
04/04/2014
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA’s Annual General Meeting saw all resolutions on its agenda passed by the voting shareholders. A total of about 2,000 shareholders attended the event, which was held in Düsseldorf on April 4, 2014.

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Henkel AGM 2014
04/04/2014
Focused on implementation of strategy

At Henkel’s Annual General Meeting today, CEO Kasper Rorsted reviewed the company’s successful performance in the fiscal year 2013. Referring to the challenging economic conditions, he said: “Despite a difficult environment, we achieved all our financial targets. Our businesses are well positioned and we again generated solid growth.” Rorsted also underlined the progress that has been made in implementing the company’s strategy through to 2016. “In 2013, we took another step toward realizing our vision for Henkel: becoming a global leader in brands and technologies. We have defined a clear strategy with ambitious targets. Now, we are focused on implementing our strategic priorities globally.”

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02/24/2014
Henkel family extends share-pooling agreement

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has been notified today that the Henkel family has extended its share-pooling agreement, which covers around 59 percent of the ordinary shares with voting rights in the company. The contract, which could originally be first terminated as of December 31, 2016, has been concluded for an indefinite term and can now first be terminated as of December 31, 2033.

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Cover Annual Report 2013
02/20/2014
Strong performance in a challenging environment
  • Solid organic sales growth of 3.5%
  • Sales impacted by foreign exchange effects: 16,355 million euros (-0.9%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +7.8% to 2,516 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +1.3 percentage points to 15.4%
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share grow double-digit: +10.0%*
  • Proposed dividend: +28.4% to 1.22 euros per preferred share
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Cover Sustainability Report 2013
02/20/2014
Driving solutions for sustainable development

Henkel is publishing its Sustainability Report for 2013 today. The report details the important environmental and social progress made by the company over the last year. One key aspect is the active involvement and training of employees worldwide. This 23rd report also highlights sustainable product innovations. These efforts are always aligned to the long-term goal of the company: to triple its resource efficiency by 2030.

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IR section of the App
02/19/2014
Investor Relations Content in Henkel iPad App

The Henkel iPad app is now providing an Investor Relations section and allows Investors and Analysts to stay up to date with the newsflow, even when on the move. Get the latest financial news, share prices and information on upcoming and past Investor Relations events or Annual General Meetings including presentations, webcasts or videos. A calendar function allows it to import Henkel event dates directly into your individual calendar on your iPad. Moreover, the app offers access to Financial Reports and the Investor Factbook.

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01/21/2014
Henkel to raise dividend payout ratio

The Management Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has decided in its meeting today to propose a future dividend payout ratio of between 25 and 35 percent of net income after non-controlling interests and adjusted for exceptional items, depending on Henkel’s asset and profit positions as well as its financial requirements. Up to now the dividend payout ratio was at around 25 percent. For the fiscal year 2013, a dividend payout ratio of around 30 percent will be proposed to shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting on April 4, 2014. Today’s Management Board resolution is subject to approval from the Supervisory Board and the Shareholders’ Committee.

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12/13/2013
Henkel Beauty Care acquires plant in Eastern Europe

Henkel has completed the acquisition of a Beauty Care plant in Russia from Wellchem Holding GmbH, Austria. The fully operative factory is located near Moscow in the Noginsk area. 

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12/12/2013
Henkel successfully completed restructuring of its 1,500 million euros revolving credit facilities

On December 10, 2013, Henkel successfully completed the refinancing and amendment of two credit facilities with a total amount of 1,500 million euros. The transaction includes the replacement of the company’s 700 million euros revolving credit facility with a new 5-year facility to 2018 and the price amendment of the existing 800 million euros facility. Both credit facilities are now subject to the same interest rates. The facilities serve as a backup for Henkel’s Commercial Paper programs, securing flexible liquidity for the company.

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Cover Quarterly Report Q3/2013
11/12/2013
Henkel reports strong performance in third quarter
  • Solid organic sales growth of 4.2%
  • Sales impacted by foreign exchange effects: 4,184 million euros (-2.6%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +6.5% to 672 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +1.4 percentage points to 16.1%
  • Adjusted EPS again with double-digit growth: +11.1%*
  • Very strong organic sales growth in emerging markets
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Henkel Quarterly Report Q2 / 2013
08/08/2013
Henkel records strong performance in second quarter
  • Sales rise 1.9% to 4,286 million euros (organic: +4.0%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +8.2% to 660 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +0.9 percentage points to 15.4%
  • Double-digit growth in adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): +10.3%*
  • At 45 percent, share of sales in emerging markets reaches new high
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Henkel Quarterly Report Q1/2013
05/08/2013
Strong earnings growth in first quarter
  • Sales rise 0.6% to 4,033 million euros (organic: +2.5%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +8.9% to 600 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +1.2 percentage points to 14.9%
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): +10.3%* to 0.96 euros
  • Strong sales growth in emerging markets (organic: +8.2%)
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Henkel Annual General Meeting 2013: Kasper Rorsted and Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah
04/15/2013
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting

Held in Düsseldorf on April 15, 2013, the Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA saw all of its agenda resolutions passed by the voting shareholders, of whom a total of some 1,500 attended the event.

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Henkel General Annual Meeting 2013
04/15/2013
Henkel reconfirms 2013 guidance

At Henkel’s Annual General Meeting today, CEO Kasper Rorsted reviewed the company’s successful performance over the preceding four years and outlined Henkel´s new strategy and financial targets for the period through 2016. Referring to the challenging economic environment between 2008 and 2012, he said: “We stayed on track and implemented our strategy. Despite all the headwinds, we succeeded in achieving our targets and even exceeding them.”

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Annual Report 2012
03/06/2013
Henkel’s sales and earnings reaching record levels
  • Sales rise 5.8 percent to 16,510 million euros (organic: +3.8%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: +15.1 percent to 2,335 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: +1.1 percentage points to 14.1%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): +17.8% to 3.70 euros
  • Strong performance in the emerging markets (organic: +7.8%)
  • Proposed dividend: +18.8 percent to 0.95 euros per preferred share
  • 2013 set to be another year of growth
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Henkel Sustainabiltiy Report 2012
03/06/2013
Working together for sustainability

Henkel is publishing its latest Sustainability Report today. The focus of this 22nd issue is on the implementation of the sustainability strategy that the company presented in 2012. At the core of the strategy is the goal of achieving more with less. Henkel intends to triple its resource efficiency by the year 2030. To achieve this ambition, Henkel is actively involving its employees in its strategy implementation programs and working with its partners to drive sustainability along the various value chains.

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02/20/2013
Henkel to acquire Polish Laundry and Home Care brands from PZ Cussons

Henkel has signed an agreement with the UK-based consumer products company PZ Cussons Plc to acquire their Polish Laundry and Home Care brands. The transaction includes predominantly detergents and fabric softeners of the “E” brand, and other smaller brands. The business operates mainly in Poland but also includes activities in Russia and other Central Eastern European countries.

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New Henkel Strategy
11/16/2012
Henkel presents growth strategy and financial tagets for 2016
  • Strong potential for accelerated growth and increased profitability in all three business sectors
  • Financial targets 2016*:
    • 20 bn euros sales
    • 10 bn euros sales in emerging markets
    • 10 % EPS growth (CAGR)** 
  • Strengthen competitiveness: Focus on brands, innovations, customers
  • Expand in emerging markets, leverage strong positions in mature markets
  • Increase investments: capex to rise by over 40 % to total 2 bn euros 
  • Ongoing adaptation and simplification of processes and structures
  • Strengthen global team: Leadership, Talents & Performance, Diversity
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11/16/2012
Henkel fully committed to achieving 2012 targets
  • Sales rise 6.6 percent to 4,294 million euros (organic: + 2.5%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 16.7 percent to 631 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 16.5 percent to 0.99 euros
  • Sales share of emerging markets increased to 44 percent
  • Free cash flow up more than 50 percent, net debt substantially reduced
  • 2012 targets reconfirmed
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09/04/2012
Henkel acquired laundry business from Colgate-Palmolive in Dominican Republic

Effective August 31, 2012, Henkel acquired from Colgate-Palmolive their laundry cleaning business in the Dominican Republic including the Fab brand.

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08/01/2012
Henkel reports strong increase in sales and earnings
  • Sales rise 6.4 percent to 4,206 million euros (organic: + 4.0%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 18.6 percent to 609 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.5 percentage points to 14.5 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 22.8 percent to 0.97 euros
  • Emerging markets again primary success drivers (organic sales: + 8.1%)
  • Targets for 2012 confirmed; EPS growth outlook raised from at least 10 percent to around 15 percent
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08/01/2012
Henkel acquired Pressure Sensitive Adhesives product range from Cytec Industries

Effective August 1, 2012, Henkel acquired the high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) product range from the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc. Both companies signed the definitive agreement on May 11 2012. Pressure sensitive adhesives are specialized adhesives used in the packaging, automotive, electronic and durable goods industries for foils and films, tapes or labels offering high performance adhesive characteristics.

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Carsten Knobel takes over as new CFO
06/29/2012
Carsten Knobel takes over as new CFO

Henkel announced that Carsten Knobel formally assumes his responsibilities as Executive Vice President Finance and Purchasing effective July 1, 2012. Carsten Knobel succeeds Lothar Steinebach who retires after more than 30 years with the company. The CFO transition was first announced at the end of 2011.

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05/11/2012
Henkel to acquire Pressure Sensitive Adhesives product range from Cytec Industries

Henkel has signed an agreement with the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc. to acquire its high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) product range. Pressure sensitive adhesives are specialized adhesives used in the packaging, automotive, electronic and durable goods industries for foils and films, tapes or labels offering high performance adhesive characteristics.

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05/09/2012
Henkel records solid sales growth and boosts profitability in first quarter
  • Sales rise 4.8 percent to 4,008 million euros (organic: +4.7%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: up 16.6 percent to 551 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: up 1.3 percentage points to 13.7%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): up 19.2% to 0.87 euros
  • Emerging markets again show above-average growth (+8.7%)
  • Improved gross margin despite raw material price increases
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04/16/2012
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting

Held in Düsseldorf on April 16, 2012, the Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA saw all of its agenda resolutions passed by the voting shareholders, of whom a total of some 2,000 attended the event.

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04/16/2012
Henkel reconfirms 2012 targets

At today’s Annual General Meeting, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted outlined the main success drivers for the company’s business performance in 2011. “Henkel recorded the best year in its company history. We fully met all our financial targets and even overdelivered on a number of them. The strong focus on our vision and values and on our strategic priorities, as well as the global footprint of our company significantly contributed to this achievement.”

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03/28/2012
Henkel signs new 800 million euros revolving credit facility

Henkel today signed a new 800 million euros revolving credit facility. The facility with a tenor of 5 years and two additional one-year extension options serves as a backup for Henkel’s Commercial Paper programs, securing flexible financing for the company. The existing 700 million euros 5-year revolving credit facility signed inMarch 2010 will remain in place. Due to Henkel’s excellent cash situation the company decided to reduce the total volume of its revolving credit facilities from 2.1 billion euros to 1.5 billion euros.

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Henkel Annual Report 2011
03/08/2012
Henkel delivers sales and earnings at record levels
  • Sales increase of 3.4% to 15,605 million euros (organic: +5.9%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 9.0% to 2,029 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.7 percentage points to 13.0%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 11.3% to 3.14 euros
  • Double-digit increase in emerging markets (organic: +10.8%)
  • Higher dividend proposed: plus 11.1% to 0.80 euros per preferred share
  • 2012 financial targets reconfirmed
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Henkel Sustainability Report
03/08/2012
New sustainability strategy for 2030

For more than two decades, Henkel has been publishing a dedicated Sustainability Report alongside its Annual Report. In the 21st issue, which is being published today, the company is presenting its new Sustainability Strategy 2030. At the core of this is the goal of achieving more with less and tripling its efficiency. The new sustainability strategy applies to all business sectors and the entire value chain.

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02/23/2012
Henkel extends Board Member contracts
  • Contract of CEO Kasper Rorsted extended by five years
  • Contract of Hans Van Bylen as Executive Vice President Cosmetics/Toiletries also extended by five years
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12/13/2011
Carsten Knobel to become new Henkel CFO mid-2012

Effective July 1, 2012, Carsten Knobel (42), Corporate Senior Vice President and Financial Director of Henkel´s Cosmetics/Toiletries business and responsible for Corporate Controlling, will succeed Lothar Steinebach (63) as Chief Financial Officer of Henkel. Steinebach will retire end of June 2012 after more than 30 years with Henkel in a number leading positions and serving since 2003 on the Management Board as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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12/08/2011
Henkel determined to appeal decision of French Competition Authority
  • Henkel disagrees with fine and legal conclusions
  • Henkel’s extensive cooperation not appreciated by Competition Authority
  • Case in France was already covered by EU decision
  • No impact on full year guidance 2011 & financial targets 2012
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11/09/2011
Henkel continues solid performance in Q3
  • Sales increase of 1.7 percent to 4,028 million euros (organic: +6.5%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 4.7 percent to 541 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.4 percentage points to 13.4 percent
  • All business sectors delivered substantial margin increases
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 6.3 percent to 0.85 euros
  • Further double-digit increase in the growth regions (organic: +10.9%)
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09/26/2011
Kathrin Menges appointed Executive Vice President Human Resources

Henkel announced today the appointment of Kathrin Menges as new member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President Human Resources.

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08/10/2011
Henkel continues solid performance in Q2

  • Sales increase of 1.6 percent to 3,953 million euros (organic: + 6.3%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 8.0 percent to 514 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.8 percentage points to 13.0 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 8.2 percent to 0.79 euros
  • Growth regions post another double-digit increase (organic: + 11.6%)
  • Market environment characterized by rise in raw material prices and intense competition

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06/01/2011
Moody’s raises Henkel's credit ratings to A2/P1

Rating agency Moody’s to upgrade Henkel

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05/18/2011
S&P upgrades Henkel’s credit ratings to A/A-1

Standard & Poor’s rating upgrade

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05/05/2011
Henkel to sell its majority stake in Henkel India Ltd to Jyothy Laboratories Ltd

Henkel to sell its stake in Indian HPC joint venture

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05/04/2011
Henkel reports solid start to fiscal 2011

Henkel expects stronger organic sales growth

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04/11/2011
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting

Substantial dividend increase approved

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04/11/2011
Henkel reconfirms 2012 targets

Annual General Meeting 2011

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02/24/2011
Henkel delivers record results in 2010

2012 financial targets reconfirmed – despite cost pressure in 2011

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02/24/2011
Sustainability targets achieved ahead of schedule

Henkel publishes 20th Sustainability Report

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01/03/2011
Planned changes to Henkel Management Board completed on January 1, 2011

Jan-Dirk Auris and Bruno Piacenza start their Management Board tenures

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12/10/2010
Jan-Dirk Auris to succeed Thomas Geitner at Henkel Management Board

New leadership for Henkel´s Adhesives Business

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11/10/2010
CEO Kasper Rorsted: “2010 will be an important step to achieving our 2012 targets”

Henkel reports outstanding third quarter results

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10/08/2010
25 years of Henkel preferred shares

A worthwhile investment

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09/28/2010
Bruno Piacenza to succeed Friedrich Stara as Executive Vice President Laundry & Home Care

Laundry & Home Care Business with new leadership from March 2011 onwards

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09/16/2010
Henkel heading for further profitable growth with adhesives

Investor and Analyst Day at Henkel

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09/09/2010
Leading position confirmed in sustainability ranking

Henkel included once again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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08/04/2010
Henkel reports substantial increase in sales and earnings in the second quarter

Sales and profits forecast for 2010 further upgraded

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05/05/2010
Henkel makes a good start to the year
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02/25/2010
Henkel reports better-than-expected 2009 results

Henkel expects noticeable earnings improvement in 2010

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02/25/2010
Strong sustainability performance

Henkel: Sustainability Report 2009 published

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11/11/2009
Henkel recovery continues through third quarter

Consumer businesses continue their successful course – Adhesives business further improved versus previous quarters

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10/28/2009
Henkel continues positive trend in third quarter

The positive development of Henkel’s consumer businesses in previous quarters continued during the third quarter of 2009. There was also a further improvement in the results of the Adhesive Technologies business sector, albeit on a significantly lower level than in the previous year.

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09/03/2009
Sustainability: Henkel’s leading position confirmed

International consumer goods manufacturer Henkel has once again been included as a leader in its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The Index lists corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

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08/05/2009
Henkel shows positive trend in Q2

Consumer businesses report continued success – slight recovery of Adhesives business

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06/02/2009
Henkel’s US subsidiary sells consumer adhesives brands to Shurtape Technologies

Henkel divests non-core businesses in the US and Canada

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05/06/2009
Henkel affected by economic downturn

Q1 results burdened by fall in demand among key industrial customers

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04/20/2009
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting

Dividends approved at prior-year level

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04/20/2009
Albrecht Woeste to hand over to Simone Bagel-Trah

Changes in Supervisory Board and Shareholders' Committee set for September

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03/09/2009
Henkel takes German top spot

Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies”

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02/25/2009
Henkel increases sales and earnings

Business results reflect National Starch acquisition and Ecolab sale

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02/25/2009
Sustainability as a success factor

Only the best is good enough for customers

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11/14/2008
S&P and Moody’s affirm Henkel’s credit ratings

Single A ratings after successful Ecolab divestiture affirmed

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11/13/2008
Henkel announces successful public offering of its shares in Ecolab

Successful public offering of Ecolab stake

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11/10/2008
Henkel has reached agreement on divestiture of stake in Ecolab

Selling process to be started

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11/06/2008
Henkel with significant sales growth in third quarter

Strategic priorities & financial targets 2012: improvement to 14 percent EBIT margin

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09/08/2008
Henkel again tops FMCG sustainability league

Latest Dow Jones Sustainability World Index published

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08/06/2008
Henkel reports good organic growth

National Starch acquisition and efficiency enhancement program characterize Q2

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05/26/2008
Henkel Adhesives business under new management from mid-June

Integration of National Starch businesses progressing on fast track

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05/07/2008
Good start for Henkel in a challenging environment

Henkel maintains high pace of innovation

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04/14/2008
Kasper Rorsted new Chairman of Henkel’s Management Board

Change in the Management Board as planned

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04/14/2008
Henkel KGaA Annual General Meeting

Dividend increase approved

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04/03/2008
Henkel closes acquisition of National Starch businesses

Adhesives business significantly strengthened

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02/27/2008
Henkel increases sales and profits

Increase in dividends proposed

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02/27/2008
Henkel intends to divest its stake in Ecolab

The Management Board of Henkel KGaA decided to undertake the divestiture of all or part of its stake in Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

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02/27/2008
Henkel initiates measures to increase long-term profitability

Program “Global Excellence“ to strengthen competitiveness

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11/07/2007
Henkel posts a strong third quarter

Marked rise in sales and earnings

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09/14/2007
Henkel: Innovations are the key to sustainability

Science Press Conference at Henkel

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09/14/2007
New lines of thought and previously undreamed of opportunities

2007 issue of Henkel’s research magazine ‘in view of tomorrow’ published

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09/07/2007
Recognition of Henkel’s top sustainability performance

Henkel ranks as leading consumer goods company in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

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08/13/2007
Henkel signs back-to-back agreement with Akzo Nobel

Important step towards acquisition of National Starch businesses

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08/06/2007
Henkel takes further step towards acquisition of National Starch businesses

Agreement reached on transaction value

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08/01/2007
Henkel holds course in second quarter

Organic sales growth again outpaces market developments

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07/30/2007
Henkel has signed exclusivity agreement with Akzo Nobel

Enhancement of global market position planned

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07/19/2007
Platinum for Henkel's 2006 Annual Report

Henkel garners awards in US communications competition

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06/26/2007
Jahr Vermögensverwaltung sells major part of its participation in Henkel

Henkel family increases share of common stock in Henkel KGaA

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06/18/2007
Henkel preferred shares new to Dow Jones Titans 30 Personal & Household Goods index

Henkel share newly added to international index

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05/31/2007
1:3 share split

Henkel share split to be executed on June 18, 2007

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05/02/2007
Henkel reports successful start to 2007

Strong first-quarter from boost in sales

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04/19/2007
Henkel sells none core Laundry & Home Care businesses

Henkel has sold its European none core private label Laundry & Home Care business to McBride plc. Part of the business was acquired in 1997 to get access to the auto dishwashing tablets technology. The transaction involves the sale of Chemolux, a manufacturer of auto dishwashing tablets based in Luxembourg, and a business trading under Chemtek, producing liquid cleaning products located in the UK.

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04/16/2007
Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA

1:3 share split resolved

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04/03/2007
Henkel sells business with Oils and Fats

In line with its global strategy to focus on core businesses and phase out marginal positions Henkel has sold its Turkey-based Oils and Fats Business to Bal Tüketim ve İhtiyaç Maddeleri A.Ş. The business which is operating only in Turkey is a non-core activity within the portfolio of Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector. It is focused on the manufacture and marketing of branded margarine as well as bakery and industrial fats.

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03/30/2007
Henkel sells business with Fine Fragrances

Henkel has sold its Italian-based Fine Fragrance business to the Italian investment group Investindustrial. The Fine Fragrance business which is operating under the name of Morris Profumi is a non-core activity within the portfolio of Henkel’s Cosmetics/Toiletries business sector. It is focused on the manufacture and marketing of fragrances and perfumes under license of brands such as Sergio Tacchini, Ferrari, La Perla and Krizia.

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02/27/2007
Henkel continues its course of success

1:3 share split proposed

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02/14/2007
Henkel to merge adhesives and technologies businesses

Effective April 1, 2007, the Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives and Henkel Technologies business sectors will be merged to form the new Adhesives Technologies business sector, with total sales of 5.5 billion euros realized in fiscal 2006. 

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02/01/2007
Henkel reports another strong year

Increase in dividends proposed

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01/25/2007
Release of 2006 key financials

Henkel will release its key financial figures for 2006 on February 1, 2007, 7:30 a.m.

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01/25/2007
Henkel is a top sustainability performer

In the “Good Company Ranking 2007,” Henkel has been honored as a sustainably operating and socially responsible company: In the European Corporate Social Responsibility rating of the 120 biggest companies, Henkel took a very good second place. And once again Henkel is one of the “Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World,” presented by the Canadian financial consultants Innovest Strategic Value Advisors.

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12/18/2006
Kasper Rorsted to succeed Ulrich Lehner in 2008

Change in the Management Board in April 2008 as planned

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11/08/2006
Henkel reports strong third quarter

Sales increased by 3.8 percent to 3,260 million euros / Strong organic sales growth of 5.6 percent / Operating profit (EBIT) increased by 7.0 percent to 321 million euros / Net earnings for the quarter up 9.0 percent to 217 million euros

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09/04/2006
Henkel is the most sustainable consumer goods company

Top ranking once again: As already in 2004, Henkel has taken first place as the company with the best sustainability and corporate responsibility performance in the consumer goods sector. This was the outcome of a survey conducted by the independent rating agency oekom research.

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08/31/2006
Collaboration Agreement: Henkel and EUCODIS

EUCODIS GmbH and Henkel KGaA announced today that they have signed a collaboration agreement.

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05/03/2006
Henkel reports successful start

Sales increase of 11.4 percent to 3.048 billion euros / Strong organic growth of 5.9 percent / Operating profit (EBIT): + 11.7 percent to 295 million euros / Net earnings for the quarter up 10.1 percent to 185 million euros

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04/10/2006
Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA

Today's Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA in Düsseldorf provided around 2000 shareholders with an overview of Henkel's performance in fiscal 2005.

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03/31/2006
Henkel acquires consumer adhesives company in Brazil

Henkel has acquired Alba Adesivos, a consumer adhesives company based in Brazil, from Hexion Specialty Chemicals.

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03/28/2006
Henkel to sell business with sealants for insulating glass

Henkel signed an agreement to sell its business with sealants for the manufacture of insulating glass to the American company H.B. Fuller.

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03/23/2006
Henkel Sustainability Report 2005

Effective environmental protection and social responsibility are important foundations for business success. Henkel provides evidence of this in its most recent Sustainability Report, which was presented to the public today.

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03/16/2006
Henkel is a top sustainability performer

Henkel has been chosen by a jury composed of analysts and fund managers to receive the "Sustainability Congress Award 2006" of the Verein zur Förderung des Sustainability Gedankens e.V., an association dedicated to the promotion of the sustainability ethos. This distinction is conferred upon companies whose entrepreneurial activities are characterized throughout by especially sustainable practices. The award was presented to Henkel on March 15, 2006, during the 2nd Sustainability Congress in Bonn.

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03/15/2006
Henkel has BEE investor group participate in its South African business

Henkel has sold shares in its South African business to BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) investor Vuya Investments (Pty) Ltd. Through this action, Henkel is showing support for an official government program - in place since 2004 - geared toward enabling the black population of South Africa to participate more fully in their country's economic activity.

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03/07/2006
Henkel to sell business with rubber-to-metal bonding products

Henkel signed an agreement to sell its rubber-to-metal bonding chemicals business to US American Lord Corporation.

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03/02/2006
Henkel completes transaction for sale of Dial's Foods business

The Dial Corporation, a company of the Henkel Group, completed the transaction to sell its Armour Foods business for 183 million US-Dollars to Pinnacle Foods. In fiscal 2005, sales of this business were about 230 million US-Dollars.

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02/21/2006
Henkel builds on success

The Henkel Group generated sales and profits in fiscal 2005 markedly above the levels of the previous year. Sales rose by 13.0 percent and operating profit (EBIT) by 16.7 percent. All the Group's business sectors and regions contributed to this positive development. The proposal to the Annual General Meeting will be for an increase in dividends of 6 eurocents per share.

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02/20/2006
Henkel to acquire leading deodorant brands in the USA

The Dial Corporation, a company of the Henkel Group, signed an agreement to acquire several well-known and successful body care brands from Procter & Gamble. Sales in 2005 of these brands amounted to about 275 million US dollars.

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08/02/2006
Henkel builds on success in second quarter

Sales grew 7.3 percent to 3,230 million euros / Further strong organic growth of 6.1 percent / Operating profit (EBIT): +21.2 percent to 359 million euros / Net earnings for the quarter: +23.4 percent to 248 million euros

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05/02/2006
Henkel successfully concludes acquisition of deodorant brands in the USA

The transaction signed in February enabling The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company, Scottsdale, AZ, USA to acquire several deodorant brands from The Gillette Company, a subsidiary of P&G, has now been consummated. Among these leading brands, which in 2005 generated sales of around 275 million US dollars, are Right Guard, Soft & Dri and Dry Idea.

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02/02/2006
Henkel delivers strong 2005

The Henkel Group's results for fiscal 2005 substantially exceeded the previous year's, with sales up 13.0 percent and comparable operating profit (EBIT) increasing 16.7 percent. Henkel's free cash flow also significantly improved to 684 million euros. The group financial statements have already been audited.

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