U.K. Second Quarter Profitability of Companies: Summary

Following is a summary of the second quarter rates of return of U.K. private non-financial corporations from National Statistics in London:

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                          2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005  2004  2003  2002
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                        ---------------- Net Rates of Return -----------------
PNFC                     11.7% 11.3% 13.5% 14.6% 14.3% 13.3% 13.2% 12.3% 11.8%
Manufacturing Sector      8.3%  7.6%  9.6% 10.0%  9.4%  9.9%  9.3%  9.1%  9.5%
Service Sector           14.7% 14.2% 16.6% 16.8% 16.7% 15.6% 16.1% 18.2% 16.6%
                        --------------- Gross Rates of Return ----------------
PNFC                     11.5% 11.3% 12.8% 13.7% 13.1% 12.5% 12.5% 11.9% 11.6%
Manufacturing Sector      8.4%  8.1%  9.2%  9.9%  9.4%  9.4%  9.1%  9.4%  9.7%
Service Sector           14.3% 14.0% 15.6% 16.0% 15.7% 14.8% 15.1% 17.2% 16.0%

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                            2Q    1Q    4Q    3Q    2Q    1Q    4Q    3Q    2Q
                          2011  2011  2010  2010  2010  2010  2009  2009  2009
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                        ---------------- Net Rates of Return -----------------
PNFC                     12.1% 12.5% 12.4% 11.9% 11.4% 11.1% 11.0% 10.6% 11.1%
Manufacturing Sector      6.0%  6.1% 11.6%  8.4%  7.7%  5.5%  9.3%  7.3%  6.9%
Service Sector           15.0% 14.8% 15.1% 14.3% 15.2% 14.1% 14.1% 12.8% 15.3%
                        --------------- Gross Rates of Return ----------------
PNFC                     11.7% 12.0% 11.9% 11.6% 11.3% 11.1% 11.1% 10.9% 11.2%
Manufacturing Sector      7.1%  7.1% 10.2%  8.1%  8.1%  6.9%  9.1%  8.0%  7.7%
Service Sector           14.7% 14.5% 14.6% 14.0% 14.7% 13.9% 13.9% 13.1% 14.8%
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NOTE: PNFC = Private Non-Financial Corporations.

SOURCE: National Statistics

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