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Merck Wants to Achieve 2014 Goals Already This Year Following a Successful
• ·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
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