(The following press release from Merck was received by e-mail. It was not confirmed by the sender.) News Release Your Contact Phyllis Carter +49 6151 72-7144 Merck Wants to Achieve 2014 Goals Already This Year Following a Successful Start • ·Q1 2013 sales up 4% to € 2.7 billion; EPS pre jumps 27% to € 2.11 • ·EBITDA pre rises 19% to € 801 million due to organic growth, better product mix and more efficient cost structure • ‘Fit for 2018’ initiatives become increasingly visible, program on track • 2013 guidance: Merck wants to achieve 2014 goals for sales and earnings already in 2013; EBITDA pre ~ € 3.1 billion to € 3.2 billion Darmstadt, May 14, 2013 – “Merck got off to a solid and profitable start in 2013 with all four divisions contributing to our organic sales growth. In addition, we are making excellent progress on our ‘Fit for 2018’ program. This can clearly be seen in the 19% increase in EBITDA pre one-time items,” said Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Executive Board of Merck. “In fact, we expect that by the end of the year, EBITDA pre should exceed € 3 billion.” The complete news release can be downloaded at the following link: http://news.merck.de/N/0/7C933781B3CAFD5FC1257B6A006EA6B2/$File/Q1-2013-release. pdf News releases from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, are available at this address: www.merckgroup.com/media or for residents in the USA and Canada at www.emdgroup.com/media In case you are a resident of the USA or Canada please go to http://www.emdgroup.com/subscribe to register again for your online subscription of this service as our newly introduced geo-targeting requires new links in the email. You may change your subscription at any time by following either one of the following links: www.merckgroup.com/subscribe or www.emdgroup.com/subscribe And please feel free to unsubscribe this service with either www.merckgroup.com/subscribe or www.emdgroup.com/unsubscribe Thank you very much! Merck KGaA ,Darmstadt, Germany External Communications E-mail: Media.Relations@merck.de Hotline: +49 (0) 6151/72-5000 This message and any attachment are confidential and may be privileged or otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not copy this message or attachment or disclose the contents to any other person. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the message and any attachment from your system. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and any of its subsidiaries do not accept liability for any omissions or errors in this message which may arise as a result of E-Mail-transmission or for damages resulting from any unauthorized changes of the content of this message and any attachment thereto. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and any of its subsidiaries do not guarantee that this message is free of viruses and does not accept liability for any damages caused by any virus transmitted therewith. Click http://disclaimer.merck.de to access the German, French, Spanish and Portuguese versions of this disclaimer.
MERCK 1Q 2013 EARNINGS FIGURES (ENG)
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