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Corporate Report 2014

Welcome to the Henkel Corporate Report 2014

Sustainability Report 2014

Henkel Sustainability Report 2014

Facts and figures 2014

Henkel Facts and figures 2014

Henkel app

Henkel Henkel app

Welcome to the Henkel Corporate Report 2014

Here you can find key data and information about the fiscal year 2014 at a glance. Detailed information on our strategy and targets until 2016 can be found in our Annual Report – and all information on the sustainability strategy in our Sustainability Report. Both reports are available online, as PDFs for downloading as well as in the Henkel app.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions, both in the consumer and in the industrial businesses, with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs almost 50,000 people.

Henkel worldwide

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Scottsdale,
Arizona, USA

Regional Center

Mexico City, Mexico

Regional Center

Rocky Hill,
Connecticut, USA

Regional Center

São Paulo, Brazil

Regional Center

Düsseldorf, Germany

Global Headquarters

Vienna, Austria

Regional Center

Dubai,
United Arab Emirates

Regional Center

Shanghai, China

Regional Center

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Henkel at a glance 2014

 

+ 3.4 %

organic sales growth

 

15.8 %

adjusted return on sales (EBIT): up 0.4 percentage points

 

4.38 euros

adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): up 7.6 percent

 

1.31 euros

dividend per preferred share*
*Proposal to shareholders for the Annual General Meeting on April 13, 2015.

 

€16,428 m

sales

 

44 %

of our sales generated in emerging markets

Almost

50,000

employees

More than

3,800

employees trained as “sustainability ambassadors”

Our business units

Laundry & Home Care

Sales

in million euros

Created with Highcharts 4.0.4 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 0 2.5 5 7.5 10
4.304 Mio Euro
2011
Persil Universal Gel

Beauty Care

Sales

in million euros

Created with Highcharts 4.0.4 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 0 2.5 5 7.5 10
Schwarzkopf Extra Care

Adhesive Technologies

Sales

in million euros

Created with Highcharts 4.0.4 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 0 2.5 5 7.5 10
Loctite 243

Year in review 2014

January

Henkel to raise dividend payout ratio

25 - 35%

January

Henkel to raise dividend payout ratio

The Management Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has decided to propose a future dividend payout ratio of between 25 and 35 percent.

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February: Henkel family extends share-pooling agreement

February

Henkel family extends share-pooling agreement

February

Henkel family extends share-pooling agreement

The contract has been concluded for an indefinite term and can now first be terminated as of December 31, 2033.

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April: Focused on implementation of strategy

April

Focused on implementation of strategy

April

Focused on implementation of strategy

At Henkel’s Annual General Meeting, CEO Kasper Rorsted reviewed the company’s successful performance in the fiscal year 2013. Referring to the challenging economic conditions, he said: “Despite a difficult environment, we achieved all our financial targets. Our businesses are well positioned and we again generated solid growth.” Rorsted also underlined the progress that has been made in implementing the company’s strategy through to 2016. “In 2013, we took another step toward realizing our vision for Henkel: becoming a global leader in brands and technologies. We have defined a clear strategy with ambitious targets. Now, we are focused on implementing our strategic priorities globally.”

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May: Successful transition to Microsoft Office 365

May

Successful transition to Microsoft Office 365

May

Successful transition to Microsoft Office 365

Since the beginning of 2014, the Microsoft Office 365 software has been installed on almost every Henkel computer around the world. The global launch of this new, market-aligned application software constitutes a further significant step toward fulfilling our strategic priority “Simplify,” part of the Henkel Strategy 2016. It is an important step toward effective digital collaboration to further enhance Henkel’s competitiveness.

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June

Henkel to acquire US hair professional companies for around

270million euros

June

Henkel to acquire US hair professional companies for around 270 million euros

Henkel signed an agreement with TSG Consumer Partners to acquire the three US hair professional companies Sexy Hair, Alterna and Kenra.

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June

Henkel to acquire Spotless Group for

940million euros

June

Henkel to acquire Spotless Group for 940 million euros

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA signed an agreement with funds advised by BC Partners to acquire all shares in the Spotless Group SAS.

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September

Henkel to acquire The Bergquist Company for

467million euros

September

Henkel to acquire The Bergquist Company for 467 million euros

The company is a privately-held leading supplier of thermal-management solutions for the electronics industry worldwide.

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November: Henkel establishes global supply chain entity

November

Henkel establishes global supply chain entity

November

Henkel establishes global supply chain entity

In line with the implementation of its Strategy 2016, Henkel continued to standardize production and logistics activities across all business units, and consolidated them with its purchasing operations into a global supply chain organization. The new organization started operations in early November 2014.

September: 35 million euros for new high-bay warehouse

September

35 million euros for new high-bay warehouse

September

35 million euros for new high-bay warehouse

Henkel opened its largest automated storage facility at its corporate headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, marking the end of a project in which the company invested a total of 35 million euros. The result is a superlative facility: built on an area the size of two football fields, its ten rack levels offer storage capacity for more than 25 million packages of laundry and home care products.

At the inaugural ceremony, the new central storage facility was officially declared open by Bruno Piacenza, a Member of Henkel’s Management Board and Executive Vice President Laundry & Home Care. “Detergents and Düsseldorf – for us, the two are inseparably linked. We have been manufacturing here for more than 130 years: Düsseldorf is not only our corporate headquarters but – still today – Laundry & Home Care’s biggest manufacturing site worldwide,” he said in his address to mark the occasion.

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