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Nestlé Group 2007
Company profile
Switzerland’s largest industrial company World headquarters: Vevey (Switzerland) 480 factories; 276 000 employees

www.nestle.com

The leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company

The Nestlé Story – all the way to Nutrition, Health and Wellness
1866 Foundation of Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co. 1867 Henry Nestlé’s Infant cereal developed 1905 Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Co. (new name after merger) 1929 Merger with Peter, Cailler, Kohler Chocolats Suisses S.A. 1934 Launch of Milo 1938 Launch of Nescafé 1947 Nestlé Alimentana S.A. (new name after merger with Maggi) 1948 Launch of Nestea and Nesquik 1969 Vittel (initially equity interest only) 1971 Merger with Ursina-Franck 1973 Stouffer (with Lean Cuisine) 1974 L’Oréal (associate) 1977 Nestlé S.A. (new Company name) Alcon (2002: partial IPO) 1981 Galderma (joint venture with L’Oréal) 1985 Carnation (with Coffee-mate and Friskies) 1986 Creation of Nestlé Nespresso S.A. 1988 Buitoni-Perugina, Rowntree (with Kit Kat) 1990 Cereal Partners Worldwide (joint venture with General Mills) 1991 Beverage Partners Worldwide (joint venture with Coca-Cola)

1992 Perrier (with Poland Spring) 1993 Creation of Nestlé Sources Internationales (2002: Nestlé Waters) 1997 Creation of Nutrition Strategic Business Division (2006: Nestlé Nutrition) 1998 Sanpellegrino and Spillers Petfoods Launch of Nestlé Pure Life 2000 PowerBar 2001 Ralston Purina 2002 Schöller and Chef America Dairy Partners Americas (joint venture with Fonterra) Laboratoires innéov (joint venture with L’Oréal) 2003 Mövenpick and Dreyer’s 2005 Wagner, Protéika and Musashi 2006 Creation of FoodServices Strategic Business Division Lactalis Nestlé Produits Frais (associate) Jenny Craig, Uncle Tobys and Delta Ice Cream 2007 Novartis Medical Nutrition, Gerber, Henniez

Nestlé – the main brands
Beverages Coffee: Nescafé, Nespresso, Taster’s Choice, Ricoré, Ricoffy, Bonka, Zoégas, Loumidis, Buondi Water: Nestlé Pure Life, Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Vittel, Deer Park, Levissima, Perrier, S.Pellegrino, Ozarka, Contrex, Ice Mountain, Zephyrhills, Nestlé Vera, Nestlé Aquarel, Erikli, Hépar, Acqua Panna Other: Nestea, Nesquik, Nescau, Milo, Caro, Nestomalt, Nestlé, Sjora Milk products Shelf Stable: Nestlé, Nido, Nespray, Ninho, Carnation, Milkmaid, La Lechera, Moça, Svelty, Molico, Nesvita, Cerevita, Bear Brand, Coffee-mate, Juicy Juice Chilled Dairy: Nestlé, Sveltesse, La Laitière, La Lechera, Ski, Yoco, Svelty, Molico, LC1, Chiquitín, Nido, Chamyto Nutrition Infant: Nestlé, Nan, Beba, Nidina, Nidal, Good Start, Lactogen, Guigoz, Nestogen, Alfaré, Mom&Me, Nestum, Cerelac , Mucilon, Naturnes, Gerber, Graduates HealthCare: Resource, Boost, Nutren, Peptamen, Clinutren, Impact, Optifast, Carnation Instant Breakfast Performance: PowerBar, Musashi Weight Management: Jenny Craig

The brands in italics are registered trademarks of the Nestlé group.

Ice cream Nestlé, Antica Gelateria del Corso, Dreyer’s/Edy’s, Drumstick/Extrême, Maxibon/Tandem, Mega, Mövenpick, Sin Parar/Sem Parar/Non Stop Prepared dishes and cooking aids Bouillons, soups, seasonings, pasta, sauces, noodles: Maggi, Buitoni, Thomy, Winiary, Torchin, Osem, Totole, Haoji Frozen foods (prepared dishes, pizzas, small meals): Stouffer’s, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets, Buitoni, Maggi, Wagner, La Cocinera, Tivall, Findus Refrigerated products (cold meat products, dough, pasta, pizzas, sauces, snacks): Nestlé, Buitoni, Herta, Toll House, Sabra, Leisi Confectionery Nestlé, Crunch, Cailler, Galak/Milkybar, Kit Kat, Smarties, Butterfinger, Aero, Polo Professional products for foodservices Chef, Davigel, Minor’s PetCare Purina, Friskies, Fancy Feast, Alpo, Gourmet, Mon Petit, Felix, Dog Chow, Cat Chow, Pro Plan, Purina ONE, Beneful, Tidy Cats, Purina Veterinary Diets

Key figures (consolidated)
In millions of CHF

Sales EBIT (Group) (a) as % of sales EBIT (Food and Beverages) (a) as % of sales (Food and Beverages) Profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the parent (Net profit) as % of sales as % of average equity attributable to shareholders of the parent Capital expenditure as % of sales Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent (b) Market capitalisation, end December Operating cash flow as % of net financial debt Free cash flow (c) Net financial debt Ratio of net debt to equity (gearing)
(a) (b) (c)

107 552 15 024 14.0% 12 589 12.6%

10 649 9.9% 20.7% 4 971 4.6% 52 085 195 661 13 439 63.5% 8 231 21 174 40.7%

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, restructuring and impairments. before proposed appropriation of profit of Nestlé S.A. Operating cash flow less capital expenditure, disposal of tangible assets, purchase and disposal of intangible assets, movement with associates as well as with minority interests.

Per share
Total earning per share Underlying (a) Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent (b) Dividend (c) Stock exchange prices (high/low) Yield (d)
(a)

CHF CHF

27.81 28.01

CHF 136.03 CHF 12.20 CHF 553.50/426.50 2.2/2.9%

Profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the parent from continuing operations before impairments, restructuring costs, results on disposals and significant one-off items. The tax impact from the adjusted items is also adjusted for. (b) Before proposed appropriation of profit of Nestlé S.A. (c) As proposed by the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A. (d) Calculated on the basis of the dividend of the year concerned but which is paid in the following year.

Analysis of sales and EBIT
By management responsibility and geographic area In millions of CHF Sales Zone Europe 28 464 Zone Americas 32 917 Zone Asia, Oceania and Africa 16 556 Nestlé Waters 10 404 Nestlé Nutrition 8 434 Other Food and Beverages (a) 3 458 Unallocated items (b) — Total Food and Beverages 100 233 Pharma 7 319 Total Group 107 552
(a) (b)

EBIT 3 412 5 359 2 697 851 1 447 548 (1 725) 12 589 2 435 15 024

Mainly Nespresso and Food and Beverages Joint Ventures managed on a worldwide basis. Mainly corporate expenses as well as research and development costs.

By product group
In millions of CHF

Beverages Milk products, Nutrition and Ice cream Prepared dishes and cooking aids Confectionery PetCare Pharmaceutical products Total segments Unallocated items (a) Total
(a)

Sales 28 245 29 106 18 504 12 248 12 130 7 319 107 552

EBIT 4 854 3 744 2 414 1 426 1 876 2 435 16 749 (1 725) 15 024

Mainly corporate expenses as well as research and development costs.

Contact for media
Nestlé S.A. Corporate Communications Avenue Nestlé 55, CH-1800 Vevey (Switzerland) Tel. +41 (0)21 924 25 96 Fax +41 (0)21 922 63 34 e-mail: corporate.communications@nestle.com

Contact for investors
Nestlé S.A. Investor Relations Avenue Nestlé 55, CH-1800 Vevey (Switzerland) Tel. +41 (0)21 924 35 09 Fax +41 (0)21 924 28 13 e-mail: ir@nestle.com

Contact for shareholders
Share register: registration, transfers, address changes, dividends, etc. Nestlé S.A. Share Transfer Office Zugerstrasse 8, CH-6330 Cham (Switzerland) Tel. +41 (0)41 785 20 20 Fax +41 (0)41 785 20 24 e-mail: shareregister@nestle.com…...

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