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  • Sales revenue of EUR 235.8 billion exceeds previous year by EUR 6.3 billion; operating profit before special items of EUR 17.1 (17.0) billion at prior-year level
  • Net liquidity in Automobile Division again robust, at EUR 19.4 (22.4) billion
  • Board of Management and Supervisory Board propose increase in dividend to EUR 4.80 (3.90) per ordinary share and EUR 4.86 (3.96) per preferred share
  • Deliveries to customers in 2019 expected to be slightly up on previous year sales revenue expected to exceed previous year by up to 5 percent and operating return on sales anticipated at between 6.5 and 7.5 percent

The Volkswagen Group has brought the 2018 fiscal year to a successful conclusion. Based on sales revenue of EUR 235.8 billion – a rise of EUR 6.3 billion – the operating profit before special items of EUR 17.1 (17.0) billion was on a level with the previous year. At 7.3 percent (7.4 percent), the operating return on sales before special items was at the upper end of the target range set for 2018. The operating profit stood at EUR 13.9 (13.8) billion; as in the previous year, the figure was negatively impacted by special items of EUR 3.2 (3.2) billion in connection with the diesel issue. Net liquidity in the Automobile Division was again robust, at EUR 19.4 (22.4) billion. The Board of Management and the Supervisory Board propose an increase in dividend to EUR 4.80 (3.90) per ordinary share and EUR 4.86 (3.96) per preferred share.

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