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Dassault Aviation first half-year 2009 results

July 24, 20009 – The Board of Directors, which met on July 22, chaired by Mr. Charles Edelstenne, approved the financial statements for the first half-year 2009.


July 24, 2009
By Administrator

July 24, 2009 – Group has decided not to disclose consolidated half-year 2009 order amounts per product.

Consolidated orders:
Consolidated half-year 2009 orders amount to EUR (1.13) billion, negative figure owing to FALCON order cancellations due to the crisis.
Consolidated sales:
Consolidated half-year 2009 sales amount to EUR 1.38 billion. The export share accounts for 71 %.
Consolidated operating profit:
Consolidated half-year 2009 operating profit is EUR 114 million. It accounts for 8.2 % of consolidated half-year sales.
Consolidated net profit:
Consolidated half-year 2009 net profit (total Group and net attributable Group profit) amounts to EUR 118 million. It accounts for 8.5 % of consolidated half-year sales.
Net consolidated earnings per share:
The net consolidated earnings per share is EUR 11.7 as of June 30, 2009.

In accordance with the agreement signed on December 2008 with ALCATEL-LUCENT, DASSAULT AVIATION purchased on May 19, 2009, the THALES shares held by ALCATEL-LUCENT, after the satisfaction of every condition precedent.

DASSAULT AVIATION has replaced ALCATEL-LUCENT alongside the French State as the principal private industrial shareholder of THALES. The relations between the French State and DASSAULT AVIATION are governed by a shareholders’ agreement that is very similar to the one previously binding the French State and ALCATEL-LUCENT.

DASSAULT AVIATION, in accordance with the agreements signed in March 2009, purchased also on May 20, 2009, the THALES shares held by Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault (GIMD).

The "Public Sector" and DASSAULT AVIATION currently together hold a 52% stake in THALES and 62% of exerciseable voting rights, thus guaranteeing for THALES a stable shareholders’ base in the long term. The principal THALES shareholders as of June 30, 2009.

  % Shareholding % Voting Rights
Public Sector 26.5 % 41.7 %
Dassault Aviation 25.9 % 20.4 %
Others 47.6 % 37.9 %

The purchase of those two blocks of shares, approved by the Board of Directors, enables DASSAULT AVIATION and THALES to strengthen their expertise in systems and high-tech activities.