The Board of Directors will ask shareholders to approve a dividend of EUR0.62 per share, an increase of 13% over 2006. The dividend will be paid from May 28, 2008.
The Annual Shareholders' Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Palais de la Bourse, Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France.
A meeting with financial analysts will be held today, March 6, at 10:30 a.m. CET and webcast live at the following address: http://hosting.3sens.com/Essilor/20080306-4B16578C/en/
Next financial announcement:
First-quarter report: April 23, 2008
Essilor International is the world leader in ophthalmic optical
products, offering a wide range of lenses under the flagship Varilux(R),
Crizal(R), Essilor(R) and Definity(R) brands to correct myopia, hyperopia,
presbyopia and astigmatism. Essilor operates worldwide through 15
production sites, 270 lens finishing laboratories and local distribution
The Essilor share trades on the Euronext Paris market and is included in the CAC 40 index. Codes and symbols: (ISIN: FR 0000121667; Reuters: ESSI.PA; Bloomberg: EF:FP).
ANALYSIS OF THE YEAR'S RESULTS
Revenue growth in Reported Like-for-like Effect of changes Currency
2007 in scope of effect
In millions of euros 218.1 214.5 106.5 (103,0)
In % + 8.1% + 8.0% + 4.0% -3.8%
Consolidated revenue increased 8.1% to 2,908.1 million in 2007.
- On a like-for-like basis, revenue grew 8.0%, on a par with t
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