RECORDATI : SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE THE 2011 ACCOUNTS. DIVIDEND € 0.30 PER SHARE

Milano, ITALY


RECORDATI: SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE THE 2011 ACCOUNTS. DIVIDEND € 0.30 PER SHARE.

  • Shareholders approve the 2011 results: Consolidated revenue € 762.0 million, + 4.7%, operating income € 163.5 million, + 5.6%, net income € 116.4 million, + 7.2%. 

  • Dividend for 2011 € 0.30 per share (+9.1% over the preceding year's dividend), of which € 0.20 already paid in November 2011. 

  • Remuneration policy approved. 

  • Authorization to buy-back and dispose of Recordati shares renewed. 

  • Renewal of the five-year authorization for the Board of Directors to increase capital and to issue convertible bonds for a maximum amount of € 50,000,000 and € 80,000,000 respectively. 

  • First quarter 2012 consolidated revenue € 219.6 million (+11.0%) 

Milan, 19 April 2012 - Today the Annual and Extraordinary Meeting of Recordati Shareholders was held.

Recordati's Annual Shareholders' Meeting approved the company's 2011 financial accounts which were prepared according to IAS/IFRS.  In addition, the group's consolidated statements, which were also prepared according to IAS/IFRS, were presented.  The tables attached contain a summary of the 2011 financial statements. As announced on 7 March 2012 revenues are € 762.0 million (+4.7%), operating income (EBIT) is € 163.5 million (+5.6%), and net income is € 116.4 million (+7.2%).  International sales account for 70.9% of total sales.

As proposed by the Board of Directors, the shareholders approved a dividend of € 0.10 per share, in full balance of the interim 2011 dividend of € 0.20, to be paid to all shares outstanding at ex-dividend date, excluding those in treasury stock, as from 26 April 2012, with ex-dividend on 23 April 2012. The full 2011 dividend is therefore of € 0.30 per share  (€ 0.275 per share last year).

Further shareholder resolutions

Annual Meeting

The Shareholders' Meeting authorized the buy back and disposal of Recordati shares until the Annual Shareholders' Meeting which will approve the 2012 financial statements. The objective of the authorization is, as in previous years, to grant the Board the possibility: of using shares for equity acquisitions or as consideration for strategic agreements; of allowing the company to invest in its own shares; and of constituting a stock of own shares to service current and future stock option plans. The company would be allowed to purchase up to 20,000,000 Recordati existing ordinary (common) shares, which includes those shares held in Treasury stock at any given time, for a maximum cash outlay of € 150,000,000 million.  The purchase price must be at least equal to the shares' nominal value (€ 0.125) and must not exceed the average official Stock Exchange price recorded over the 5 trading days prior to the transaction, plus 5%.  Possible purchases will be made on regulated markets and must comply with article 132 of Legislative Decree 58/1998  and with article 144-bis, comma 1.b) of the Issuers' Regulations as approved by CONSOB's resolution 11971/1999 and with market practice allowed and recognized by CONSOB.

At today's date the company has 9,780,790 shares in Treasury stock which amounts to 4.677% of the current share capital.

Under the previous authorization granted by the Shareholders' Meeting of 13 April 2011, which expired as of today's Shareholders' Meeting, the company initiated a share buy-back program as announced on 22 September 2011 to service the company's stock option plans. A total of one million shares were purchased under said program.

Furthermore, the Shareholders approved the Remuneration Policy pursuant to art. 123-ter of the Legislative Decree 58/98.

Extraordinary Meeting

Today's Extraordinary Meeting resolved to renew the authorization, which has just expired, for the Board of Directors to increase the company's share capital on one or more occasions, gratuitously or against payment, by issuing ordinary shares and/or share subscription warrants, for a maximum nominal amount of € 50,000,000 (fifty million), and to issue, on one or more occasions, for a maximum nominal amount of € 80,000,000 (eighty million), bonds convertible into ordinary shares, or with share subscription warrants, for a period not exceeding five years from the date of the resolution, with the consequent modification of article 6 of the company's by-laws.

First quarter 2012

Revenue performance in the first quarter 2012 is positive. Group sales are € 219.6 million, an increase of 11.0% over those in the first quarter of the preceding year, mainly thanks to the international business which grows by 14.5%.

Recordati, established in 1926, is a European pharmaceutical group, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (Reuters RECI.MI, Bloomberg REC IM, ISIN IT 0003828271), with a total staff of over 3,200, dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals. It has headquarters in Milan, Italy, operations in the main European countries, and a growing presence in the new markets of Central and Eastern Europe.  A European field force of around 1,700 medical representatives promotes a wide range of innovative pharmaceuticals, both proprietary and under license, in a number of therapeutic areas including a specialized business dedicated to treatments for rare diseases. Recordati's current and growing coverage of the European pharmaceutical market makes it a partner of choice for new product licenses from companies which do not have European marketing organizations.  Recordati is committed to the research and development of new drug entities within the cardiovascular and urogenital therapeutic areas and of treatments for rare diseases.  Consolidated revenue for 2011 was € 762.0 million, operating income was € 163.5 million and net income was € 116.4 million.

For further information:

Recordati website:  www.recordati.com

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Marianne Tatschke                                Ketchum Pleon                       
(39)0248787393                                Cristina Risciotti, (39)0262411919, cristina.risciotti@ketchum.it
e-mail: inver@recordati.it                         Marzia Ongaretti, (39)0262411915, marzia.ongaretti@ketchum.it                                               

Statements contained in this release, other than historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These statements are based on currently available information, on current best estimates, and on assumptions believed to be reasonable. This information, these estimates and assumptions may prove to be incomplete or erroneous, and involve numerous risks and uncertainties, beyond the Company's control. Hence, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All mentions and descriptions of Recordati products are intended solely as information on the general nature of the company's activities and are not intended to indicate the advisability of administering any product in any particular instance.

RECORDATI GROUP
Summary of consolidated results prepared in accordance with the International Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS)
(thousands of €)

INCOME STATEMENT20112010Change %
REVENUE762,036728,1344.7
   Cost of sales(259,977)(240,065)8.3
GROSS PROFIT502,059488,0692.9
   Selling expenses(232,160)(216,478)7.2
   Research and development expenses(55,956)(68,841)(18.7)
   General & administrative expenses(45,386)(44,026)3.1
   Other income (expenses), net(5,080)(3,940)28.9
OPERATING INCOME163,477154,7845.6
   Financial income (expenses), net(3,465)(3,787)(8.5)
PRE-TAX INCOME160,012150,9976.0
   Provision for income taxes(43,566)(42,417)2.7
NET INCOME116,446108,5807.2
Attributable to:
Equity holders of the parent116,434108,5717.2
Minority interests12933.3

EARNINGS PER SHARE20112010Change %
Basic€ 0.584€ 0.5486.6
Diluted€ 0.556€ 0.5246.1

Earnings per share (EPS) are based on average shares outstanding during each year, 199,369,542 in 2011 and 198,170,113 in 2010, net of average treasury stock which amounted to 9,755,614 shares in 2011 and to 10,955,043 shares in 2010.
Diluted earnings per share is calculated taking into account stock options granted to employees.

COMPOSITION OF REVENUE20112010Change %
Total revenue762,036728,1344.7
Italy221,603199,53111.1
International540,433528,6032.2

RECORDATI GROUP
Summary of consolidated results prepared in accordance with the International Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS)
(thousands of €)

ASSETS31.12.201131.12.2010
Property, plant and equipment55,39753,017
Intangible assets149,649113,512
Goodwill365,719305,741
Equity investments1,9771,930
Non-current receivables1,2822,485
Deferred tax assets22,49420,221
TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS596,518496,906
Inventories108,25185,190
Trade receivables141,231126,575
Other receivables21,31126,734
Other current assets3,1982,825
Fair value of hedging derivatives (fair value hedge)1,7911,164
Short-term financial investments, cash and cash equivalents105,164161,680
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS380,946404,168
TOTAL ASSETS977,464901,074

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES31.12.201131.12.2010
Share capital26,14126,141
Capital in excess of par value83,71983,719
Treasury stock(53,215)(52,579)
Hedging reserve(4,227)(4,299)
Translation reserve(8,232)(592)
Other reserves26,60025,733
Retained earnings445,745389,284
Net income for the year116,434108,571
Interim dividend(38,525)-
GROUP SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY594,440575,978
Minority interest4028
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY594,480576,006
Loans due after one year137,51896,767
Employees' termination pay16,69219,259
Deferred tax liabilities6,0495,699
Other non-current liabilities2,062606
TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES162,321122,331
Trade payables98,67893,068
Other payables58,33553,536
Tax liabilities12,0919,691
Other current liabilities348620
Provisions21,81321,413
Fair value of hedging derivatives (cash flow hedge)4,2274,299
Loans due within one year11,61616,604
Bank overdrafts13,5553,506
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES220,663202,737
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES977,464901,074

RECORDATI S.P.A.
Summary of consolidated results prepared in accordance with the International Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS)
(thousands of €)

20112010Var. %
Revenue272,243241,44212.8
Operating income43,64233,61729.8
Pre-tax income93,97681,03816.0
Net income78,46267,89215.6

31.12.201131.12.2010
Non-current assets495,511388,585
Current assets174,749225,178
TOTAL ASSETS670,260613,763
Shareholders' equity307,644321,151
Non-current liabilities173,299110,301
Current liabilities189,317182,311
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY670,260613,763

DECLARATION BY THE MANAGER RESPONSIBLE FOR PREPARING THE COMPANY'S FINANCIAL REPORTS

The manager responsible for preparing the company's financial reports Fritz Squindo declares, pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 154-bis of the Consolidated Law on Finance, that the accounting information contained in this press release corresponds to the document results, books and accounting records.


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RECORDATI SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE THE 2011 ACCOUNTS. DIV. € 0.30 PER SHAR