Trading update for first quarter of 2008: Again double digit

Arseus grows by 13% - double digit again

Arseus consolidated turnover amounted to EUR 80 million for the first quarter of 2008 - 13% higher than consolidated turnover for the equivalent period in 2007. Organic growth amounted to 7%.

The development of turnover for each reporting segment was as follows:

Unaudited management figures
in EUR millions
Q1/2008 Q1/2007 % change
2008 / 2007
Fagron Group 31.3 24.2 +29%
Arseus Dental 31.3 28.8 +9%
Arseus Medical 11.2 12.0 -7%
Corilus 6.2 6.1 +2%
Total 80.00 71.1 +13%