Record Levels of Sales and Profitability in 2007 for Sulzer Pumps

Building on an already high 2006 volume base, Sulzer increased sales in 2007 by 26.2% to CHF 3 537.0 million. Operating income (EBIT) of the divisions was up 39.9% to CHF 416.4 million, resulting in a return on sales (ROS) of 11.8% and a return on capital employed (ROCE) of 27.2%. The net income attributable to Sulzer shareholders improved to CHF 284.1 million (2006: CHF 221.4 million). The board of directors proposes an increased dividend of CHF 28.00 per share. Sulzer expects sales and operating income to grow in 2008.