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Results for the 2011/12 fiscal year

Zodiac Aerospace again reports very good results

PLAISIR CEDEX, FRANCE -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/12 -- Zodiac Aerospace again reports very good results in 2011/12

--  Sales revenue increased by +25.8% to EUR3440.6m; +14.4% increase in
    organic revenue
--  Current operating income up 26.4% to EUR486.4m, i.e. profit margin of
    14.1%
--  Net income attributable to Group shareholders up +33.8% to EUR318.9m

Zodiac Aerospace continued its external-growth strategy through its acquisition of Heath Tecna and Contour during the fiscal year, and has just signed a LoI to acquire the US company IMS, which specializes in seat-centric in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems.

The net debt/EBITDA ratio is 1.45, an improvement on the targeted 1.6 thanks to a good cash flow generation and a well controlled working capital requirement (WCR). Net debt was EUR831.6m.

Long-term growth outlook remains favourable, buoyed by the increased of current and new programs production rates. For the 2012/13 fiscal year, Zodiac Aerospace aims to another year of organic growth.

Plaisir, on November 21(st), 2012 - The Supervisory Board of Zodiac Aerospace has approved the Group's accounts for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. Olivier Zarrouati, CEO said: "Once again, our Group reported very good results for the 2011/12 fiscal year. Our sales revenue and current operating income each rose by more than 25%, buoyed by our organic growth and acquisitions of Heath Tecna and Contour during the year. At the same time, we have continued investing to develop new products and to get sales successes, in particular in the area of cabin interiors. We are actively pursuing this strategy with the acquisition of IMS, a US company specialist in seat-centric which reinforces our in- flight entertainment systems".

Good performances in 2011/12
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In millions of euros                          2011/2012  2010/2011 % Change
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Sales revenue                                   3,440.6 2,734.8[1]   +25.8%
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Current operating income before IFRS3 impact      487.6      386.5   +26.2%
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COI before IFRS 3/ Sales revenue                  14.2%      14.0%
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Current operating income:                         486.4      384.8   +26.4%
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Current operating income /Sales revenue           14.1%      14.1%
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Net income attributable to Group shareholders     318.9      238.3   +33.8%
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EPS                                                5.89       4.45   +32.4%
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EPS before IFRS 3                                  6.15       4.58   +34.3%
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Net debt                                          831.6      585.4
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Net Debt/EBITDA ratio[2]                           1.45        1.3
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EUR/$ (Transaction)                                  1.32       1.35

EUR/$ (Conversion)                                   1.31       1.39
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Zodiac Aerospace achieved strong growth in 2011/2012 fiscal year. The Group's sales revenue increased by 25.8% to EUR3,440.6m during the course of its 2011/12 fiscal year (September to August). At like-for-like consolidation scope and exchange rates[3], organic sales revenue rose by 14.4% compared with an announced annual growth target of "more than 10%". External growth accounted for 7.2 percentage points of the growth in activity, while net exchange rates represented 4.2 points for the period. Aeronautical activities (excluding Trains and Airbags) increased by 16.7% at like-for-like consolidation scope and exchange rates. Zodiac Aerospace continues to grow in a buoyant market: with 13.6% organic growth in the fourth quarter, the Group has achieved 10 consecutive quarters of positive organic growth and eight consecutive quarters of double-digit organic growth.

The Group's Current Operating Income (COI) was up 26.2% to EUR487.6m, compared with EUR386.5m in 2010/11 (excluding IFRS 3 impact). The Current Operating Income margin was 14.2%, compared with 14.1% in 2010/2011.

The Current Operating Income margin rose by 20.2% at like-for-like consolidation scope, and by 14.8% at like-for-like consolidation scope and exchange rates, excluding IFRS3 impact. Changes in scope of consolidation(4) contributed EUR23.1m to the year. There was a net foreign exchange rate gain of EUR21.0m. After applying the IFRS 3 accounting standard, the Current Operating Income operations amounted to EUR486.4m, compared with EUR384.8m in 2010/11.

The introduction of new social provisions in France had a 0.1 percentage- point impact on the operating margin for the 2011/12 fiscal year.

A good operating performance for the Group's three business segments

Cabin Interiors: another year of strong growth thanks to organic growth and Acquisitions

The Cabin Interiors Segment reported a strong rise of 32.4% in its sales revenue to EUR2117.8m for the entire fiscal year. At like-for-like consolidation scope and exchange rates, the Segment reported growth of +15.0%. Cabin Interiors' sales revenue was, in particular, boosted by the very strong sales of its Seats division, as well as good sales of Galleys activities in Europe. External growth accounted for 12.4 percentage points of the annual growth in sales revenue. It was mainly thanks to Heath Tecna, which specializes in integrated cabin interiors, and has been consolidated since September 1, 2011; and to the UK company Contour, which specializes in premium seats, and has been consolidated since February 29, 2012. Excluding IFRS3 impact, the Segment's Current Operating Income increased by 30.6% to EUR331m, compared with EUR253.8m in 2010/2011. At like- for-like consolidation scope and exchange rates, Cabin Interiors reported a rise in its Current Operating Income of 13.6%. The Segment continued investing to develop new designs in the areas of seats, IFE[4] or galleys equipment. Changes in scope of consolidation accounted for an increase of EUR24.0m in the Current Operating Income, excluding IFRS3 impact, while the net foreign exchange gains had a total positive impact of EUR19.1m.

Aircraft Systems: strong performance for the year

The Aircraft Systems Segment achieved excellent sales for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. It reported a strong growth in its sales revenue of 20.4% to EUR678.1m, and of 17.7% at like-for-like consolidation scope and exchange rates. All its activities achieved good performances, both in terms of OEM and after sales. Its Current Operating Income was up 13.5% to EUR85.4m. This growth was impacted by a negative net exchange rate impact of EUR1.6m.

AeroSafety & Technology: continued growth

The AeroSafety & Technology Segment made sales revenue of EUR644.8m in the 2011/2012 fiscal year, an increase of 12.8% based on published figures, and a rise of 9.3% in organic revenue. Following on from previous quarters, the segment benefited from growth in emergency evacuation and electrical interconnect activities, and, in the second quarter, from a good increase in sales of emergency arresting systems activities. Its Current Operating Income rose by 24.6% to EUR83.6m based on published figures, and by 19.2% at like-for- like consolidation scope and exchange rates. The Segment benefited from a net foreign exchange gain of EUR3.7m and organic growth of EUR12.9m.


A strong rise in net income and EPS

Net income attributable to Group shareholders rose sharply by 35.6% to EUR332.8m, excluding IFRS 3 impact (accounting impact of external growth expenses), and of +33.8% to EUR318.9m after IFRS 3.

Earning per share was EUR5.89, compared with EUR4.45 after IFRS 3 impact. Before restatement of this IFRS 3 impact, it rose by 34.3% to EUR6.15 per share, compared with EUR4.58 in 2010/2011.

Net financial expense was -EUR33.2m compared with -EUR34.4m. Restated to account for the impact of the amortization of setting-up expenses or those of the syndicated loan rider, it amounted to -EUR32.4m compared with -EUR29.1m, an increase of EUR3.3m generated by the increase in our needs after the acquisitions of Heath Tecna and Contour.

Non-current Operating Income for the year were -EUR11.5m compared with - EUR17.2m in 2010/2011. They mainly comprise of expenses linked to IFRS 3: - EUR15.7m of amortization of intangible assets (compared with -EUR5.7m in 2010/2011), and -EUR2.9m of acquisition costs linked to external growth, compared with - EUR3.1m in 2010/2011. Moreover, in accordance with the memorandum of agreement signed with the seller of Cantwell Cullen & Co, acquired in 2009/2010, a partial refund of the price has been accounted for this fiscal year for a gross amount of EUR5.1m.

Restructuring and reorganization expenses were down compared with 2010/2011: EUR- 0.4m compared with EUR-5.8m.

The income from activities sold was +EUR10.9m compared with +EUR0.6m in 2010/2011. It arises from the sales of the Issy les Moulineaux building and the Driessen Services business, which were finalized during the course of the first- half of the fiscal year.

The tax expense was -EUR134.4m compared with -EUR95.9m in the previous year, i.e. a rate of 30.4% compared with 28.8% for the previous year.

Debt under control

Net debt was EUR831.6m at the end of the 2011/2012 fiscal year, compared with EUR1,054m at the end of the first-half, and EUR585.4m at the end of the 2010/20121 fiscal year.

This change was mainly due to the acquisitions of Heath Tecna on September, 1(st) 2011, and of Contour Aerospace on January 19, 2012, for enterprise values of $114m and £274m respectively. Heath Tecna has been consolidated in the accounts since September 1, 2011, and Contour Aerospace was consolidated for the first time on February 29, 2012.

The Net debt/EBITDA ratio[5] at the end of August 2012 was 1.45 compared with 1.3 at the end of August 2011. This ratio is well below the "Club Deal" covenant of which the maximum ratio at 08/31/2012 was 3.25. The Net debt/equity ratio (gearing) was 42% compared with 38% at year-end 2010/2011, and 59.2% at end of first-half 2011/2012.

Despite the strong rise in sales revenue, the Working capital requirement (WCR)/sales revenue ratio was practically unchanged at 29.4% compared with 29.3% at end-August 2011 (29.9% at end-August 2012, restated for businesses acquired).

An increase in the dividend offered

The Supervisory Board will propose at the Shareholders' Meeting to be held on January 9, 2013, the distribution of a dividend of EUR1.40 per share, compared with EUR1.20 per share in respect of the 2010/2011 fiscal year.


STRATEGY: Strenghtening in Cabin interiors segment

Further sales successes

In the 2011/2012 fiscal year, the Zodiac Aerospace Group, once more, achieved commercial success, and continued developing major programs.

--  During the summer, Zodiac Aerospace signed the Water & Waste contract
    for the Chinese aircraft Comac C919. The other equipment for which the
    Group has been pre-selected are currently in the process of
    contractual finalization. Moreover, Zodiac Aerospace has recently been
    selected by Comac to supply the Galleys & Lavatories of the C919,
    as well as the cockpit door of the same aircraft.
--  As to the Russian commercial aircraft Irkut MC 21 programme, Zodiac
    Aerospace has, to date, signed the contracts for the primary electrical
    power distribution, the whole cabin, as well as contracts for fuel,
    fuel gauging and inerting, and crew oxygen.
--  In the area of seats, Zodiac Aerospace has continued its programs of
    cabin refurbishment and equipment for new planes, and has won new
    orders, thanks, notably, to its entirely updated range of seats which
    provide passengers with more comfort.

The Group has, moreover, continued to support the increased of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner programme production rate, which, in November 2012, achieved the production rate of five aircraft per month, and aims to produce 10 aircraft a month by end-2013.

Finally, Zodiac Aerospace had continued to develop equipment and systems which it supplies for the Airbus A350XWB, the first flight of which is scheduled in 2013. This development accounts for a substantial part of the intangible investments for the year, which amount to EUR71.6m compared with EUR50.5m in 2010/2011.

Creation of a joint venture company with Embraer

On May 30, Zodiac Aerospace and Embraer SA, Brazilian leader of regional planes, signed an agreement to set up a joint venture company which will be in charge of manufacturing cabin interior equipment for the family of EMBRAER 170/190 jet aircraft. The joint venture production unit will be located in Mexico. This new joint venture company consolidates a fruitful partnership that has existed for a long time between Zodiac Aerospace and Embraer.

Zodiac Aerospace continues its external growth strategy

During the year, Zodiac Aerospace made two acquisitions in the area of the cabin, which were both finalized in the first-half. First of all, Heath Tecna completes Zodiac Aerospace's expertise in the area of cabin interiors of commercial aircraft, and enables it to offer its customers a wider range of services, in particular in terms of cabin refurbishment (retrofit), an area in which it is a world leader. This purchase was finalized on September 1, 2011. Then, Contour Aerospace, consolidated in the accounts for the first time on February 29(th), 2012, is a UK leader of premium aircraft seats. This Business activity completes the offer of Zodiac Seats in the First class and Business class seats areas. .

Zodiac Aerospace is actively pursuing its external growth strategy. On November 15(th),2012 the Group signed a letter of intent in view of acquiring IMS, a US company that specializes in Seat Centric IFE systems. Subject to obtaining the regulatory authorisations and the signing of the final contract, this acquisition should be finalized before end-2012.

New organization of the Group

To be closer to its end markets, Zodiac Aerospace is implementing a new organization in the 2012/2013 fiscal year, the main effect of which is the splitting of the Cabins Interiors Segment into three parts: Zodiac Cabin & Structures (cabin equipment and integrated cabin, for aircraft manufacturers and airlines), Zodiac Seats (aircraft seats) and Zodiac Galleys & Equipment (galleys, galleys equipment, trolleys and other equipment).

In December 2012, Zodiac Aerospace will publish its Q1 sales revenue on the basis of this new five-segment organization (Zodiac Aircraft Systems, Zodiac Aerosafety, Zodiac Cabin & Structures, Zodiac Seats and Zodiac Galleys & Equipment).

Currency hedging

At 11/15/2012, the Group hedged around 60% of its estimated exposure in respect of the 2012/2013 fiscal year at the rate of 1.265.

Outlook

The background for the aeronautical industry is good over the long term, with an average increase in traffic of 5% a year average, and over the medium term thanks to the increase in the pace of deliveries concerning existing commercial aircraft programs and the rise in the production rates of new programs. In these conditions, Zodiac Aerospace expects organic growth, again, in the new fiscal year, on a high comparison basis.

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Forthcoming      Q1 sales revenue                December 18, 2012 (after
events:          Shareholders' Meeting           closing)
                 Q2 and H1 sales revenue         January 9, 2013
                                                 28  March 2013

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                                    Notes

                     Consolidated sales revenue by quarter


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In millions of      1st quarter   2nd quarter   3rd quarter   4th quarter
euros              2011/2012       2011/2012       2011/2012    2011/2012
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AeroSafety &        142.5           148.6           163.2           190.5
Technology

Aircraft Systems    156.8           168.0           176.5           176.8

Cabin Interiors     479.3           472.1           568.6           597.7

Group Total         778.6           788.7           908.3           965.0
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EUR/$ conversion     1.37            1.31            1.31            1.24
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In millions of    1st quarter   2th quarter   3th quarter   4th quarter
euros             2010/2011       2010/2011     2010/2011     2010/2011
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AeroSafety &       134.9           134.8           139.9         162.0
Technology

Aircraft Systems   131.5           132.6           152.2         146.9

Cabin Interiors    373.6           395.1           418.9         412.4

Group Total        640.0           662.4           711.0         721.4
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EUR/$ conversion    1.35            1.34            1.43          1.43
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VARIANCES
(Quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Based on published figures      Q1          Q2          Q3          Q4
                              2011/2012   2011/2012   2011/2012   2011/2012
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 AeroSafety & Technology        +5.6%      +10.3%      +16.6%      +17.6%

 Aircraft Systems              +19.2%      +26.7%      +15.9%      +20.3%

 Cabin Interiors               +28.3%      +19.5%      +35.8%      +44.9%
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 Group Total                   +21.7%      +19.1%      +27.8%      +33.8%
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 Based on organic revenue      Q1          Q2          Q3          Q4
                            2011/2012   2011/2012   2011/2012   2011/2012
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 AeroSafety & Technology      +6.7%       +9.2%      +11.7%       +9.3%

 Aircraft Systems            +21.9%      +26.6%      +12.0%      +12.3%

 Cabin Interiors             +19.8%      +11.8%      +13.0%      +15.8%
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 Group Total                 +17.5%      +14.2%      +12.5%      +13.6%
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 Aerospace activities*       +20.8%      +17.6%      +13.9%      +15.0%
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Organic changes 2010/2011
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 Based on organic revenue      Q1          Q2          Q3          Q4
                            2010/2011   2010/2011   2010/2011   2010/2011
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 AeroSafety & Technology     +10.4%       +1.6%       -3.3%       +9.8%

 Aircraft Systems             +9.3%      +15.3%      +21.8%      +15.2%

 Cabin Interiors             +25.5%      +23.7%      +19.8%      +25.7%
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 Group Total                 +18.3%      +16.6%      +14.8%      +19.5%
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 Aerospace activities*       +16.8%      +14.9%      +14.0%      +19.7%
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*Excluding Trains and Airbags businesses


                     Cumulative consolidated sales revenue

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In millions of  1(st) quarter   1(st) half-year  9 months  2011/2012 fiscal
euros             2011/2012        2011/2012     2011/2012       year
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AeroSafety &            142.5            291.1         454.3         644.8
Technology

Aircraft Systems        156.8            324.8         501.3         678.1

Cabin Interiors         479.3            951.4        1520.0        2117.8

Group Total             778.6            1567.3       2475.7        3440.6
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EUR/$ conversion         1.37              1.34         1.33          1.32

EUR/$ transaction        1.36              1.34         1.33          1.31
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In millions of  1(st) quarter   1(st) half-year  9 months  2010/2011 fiscal
euros             2010/2011        2010/2011     2010/2011       year
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AeroSafety &        134.9            269.7         409.6         571.7
Technology

Aircraft Systems    131.5            264.1         416.3         563.2

Cabin Interiors     373.6            768.7        1,187.5       1,599.9

Group Total         640.0           1,302.4       2,013.5       2,734.8
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EUR/$ conversion     1.35             1.35         1.37          1.39

EUR/$ transaction    1.29             1.30         1.31          1.35
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VARIANCES
(Aggregate at end of period compared with the same period of last year)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Based on
published      1(st) quarter   1(st) half-year  9 months  2011/2012 fiscal
figures          2011/2012        2011/2012     2011/2012       year
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AeroSafety &       +5.6%            +7.9%        +10.9%        +12.8%
Technology

Aircraft Systems  +19.2%           +23.0%       +20.4%        +20.4%

Cabin Interiors   +28.3%           +23.8%       +28.0%        +32.4%
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Group Total       +21.7%           +20.3%       +23.0%        +25.8%
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Based on organic    1st quarter   1st half-year  9 months  2011/2012 fiscal
revenue             2011/2012        2011/2012     2011/2012       year
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AeroSafety       &    +6.7%            +8.0%         +9.3%         +9.3%
Technology

Aircraft Systems      +21.9%           +24.3%       +19.7%        +17.7%

Cabin Interiors       +19.8%           +15.8%       +14.8%        +15.0%
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Group Total           +17.5%           +15.9%       +14.7%        +14.4%
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Aerospace             +20.8%           +19.2%       +17.3%        +16.7%
activities*
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                    *Excluding Trains and Airbags businesses


+--------------------------------------------------------------------------
----+
|                          Current Operating Income:
|
+-------------------------+---------------------+---------------------+----
----+
|In millions of euros     |2011/2012 fiscal year|2010/2011 fiscal year|%
Change|
+-------------------------+---------------------+---------------------+----
----+
|Aerosafety  &  Technology|                 83.6|                 67.1|
+24.6%|
|Segment                  |                     |                     |
|
|                         |                     |                     |
|
|Aircraft Systems Segment |                 85.4|                 75.2|
+13.5%|
|                         |                     |                     |
|
|Cabin Interiors Segment  |                330.3|                252.1|
+31.0%|
|                         |                     |                     |
|
|Holding                  |                -12.9|                 -9.6|
|
|                         |                     |                     |
|
|Group Total              |                486.4|                384.8|
+26.4%|
+-------------------------+---------------------+---------------------+----
----+


+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                     Income statement                 2011/2012|2010/2011|
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|Sales revenue                                           3,440.6|  2,734.8|
+-----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
|   Amortization expense                              |     70.1|     61.6|
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|   Charge to provisions                              |     13.4|     14.3|
+-----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
|Current Operating Income                             |    486.4|    384.8|
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|Non-current Operating Income                         |    -11.5|    -17.2|
+-----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
|Operating profit:                                    |    475.0|    367.6|
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|Cost of net debt                                     |    -30.7|    -32.4|
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|Other financial income and expenses                  |     -2.5|     -2.0|
+-----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
|Tax expense                                          |    134.4|     95.9|
+-----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
|Income from continuing operations                    |    307.4|    237.3|
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|Income from operations being discontinued            |     10.9|      0.6|
+-----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+
|Income from continuing operations and operations     |    318.3|    237.9|
|being didiscontinued                                 |         |         |
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|Net income attributable to Group shareholders        |     -0/6|     -0.4|
+-----------------------------------------------------+---------+---------+
|Net income attributable to Group shareholders        |    318.9|    238.3|
+-----------------------------------------------------+-------------------+

+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                            Summary balance sheet                        |
|                                      |                                  |
|In millions of euros 08/31/12 08/31/11|                 08/31/12 08/31/11|
|                                      |                                  |
|Non-current assets    2,346.9  1,756.9|Equity            2,056.8  1,591.6|
|                                      |                                  |
|                                      |Provisions and                    |
|Current assets        1,504.0  1,142.0|deferred tax        265.7    219.0|
|                                      |                                  |
|Cash and equivalents    161.8    224.7|Financial debt      993.3    810.1|
|                                      |                                  |
|                                      |Other current                     |
|                                      |liabilities         698.4    519.8|
|                                      |                                  |
|                                      |Liabilities held for              |
|Assets held for sale      1.5     18.7|sale                           1.8|
|                                      |                                  |
|                      4,014.2  3,142.3|                  4,014.2  3,142.3|
+--------------------------------------+----------------------------------+

+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                         Summary cash flow statement                     |
|                                                                         |
|In millions of euros                                  2011/2012 2010/2011|
|                                                                         |
|Operating activities                                                     |
|                                                                         |
|Cash flow from operations                                 427.5     346.4|
|                                                                         |
|Change in WCR                                            -127.3     -20.2|
|                                                                         |
|Cash flow from continuing operations                      300.2     326.2|
|                                                                         |
|Cash flow from operations being discontinued                          0.1|
|                                                                         |
|INVESTMENT OPERATIONS                                                    |
|                                                                         |
|Acquisition of intangible fixed assets                    -71.6     -50.5|
|                                                                         |
|Acquisition of tangible fixed assets                      -84.1     -58.5|
|                                                                         |
|Change in scope of consolidation:                        -405.0    -210.4|
|                                                                         |
|Cash flow from investments of continuing operations      -560.7    -319.4|
|                                                                         |
|Cash flow from investments of operations being             27.4      -0.1|
|discontinued and assets held for sale                                    |
|                                                                         |
|FINANCING OPERATIONS                                                     |
|                                                                         |
|Change in debt                                            182.1     134.0|
|                                                                         |
|Treasury stocks                                             2.3      -1.6|
|                                                                         |
|Increase in equity                                         15.0      11.3|
|                                                                         |
|Dividends                                                 -64.8     -53.4|
|                                                                         |
|Cash flow linked to financing of continuing operations    134.6      90.3|
|                                                                         |
|                                                                         |
|                                                                         |
|Translation adjustment on cash position at the start of    35.3     -30.4|
|the period                                                               |
|                                                                         |
|Change in cash position                                   -63.2      66.7|
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

The audit procedures on the consolidated financial statements are being finalized.

The audit report will be issued once the work has been completed of reviewing the notes to the financial statements.

[1] Restated to account for the disposal of Driessen Services


[2] EBITDA: Income as in the definition in the "Club Deal" credit agreement

[3] Changes in scope of consolidation: Inclusion of Sell for one extra month, Heath Tecna for 12 months and Contour for six months - Exclusion of: Driessen Services for 12 months

[4] IFE: "In Flight Entertainment"

[5] EBITDA: Income as in the definition in the "Club Deal" credit agreement

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Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have spoken with, or attended presentations from, utilities in the United States, South America, Asia and Europe. This session will provide a look at the CREPE drivers for SmartGrids and the solution spaces used by SmartGrids today and planned for the near future. All organizations can learn from SmartGrid’s use of Predictive Maintenance, Demand Prediction, Cloud, Big Data and Customer-facing Dashboards...
IoT is still a vague buzzword for many people. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kavis, Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners, will discuss the business value of IoT that goes far beyond the general public's perception that IoT is all about wearables and home consumer services. The presentation will also discuss how IoT is perceived by investors and how venture capitalist access this space. Other topics to discuss are barriers to success, what is new, what is old, and what the future may hold.
Whether you're a startup or a 100 year old enterprise, the Internet of Things offers a variety of new capabilities for your business. IoT style solutions can help you get closer your customers, launch new product lines and take over an industry. Some companies are dipping their toes in, but many have already taken the plunge, all while dramatic new capabilities continue to emerge. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Reid Carlberg, Senior Director, Developer Evangelism at salesforce.com, to discuss real-world use cases, patterns and opportunities you can harness today.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
Noted IoT expert and researcher Joseph di Paolantonio (pictured below) has joined the @ThingsExpo faculty. Joseph, who describes himself as an “Independent Thinker” from DataArchon, will speak on the topic of “Smart Grids & Managing Big Utilities.” Over his career, Joseph di Paolantonio has worked in the energy, renewables, aerospace, telecommunications, and information technology industries. His expertise is in data analysis, system engineering, Bayesian statistics, data warehouses, business intelligence, data mining, predictive methods, and very large databases (VLDB). Prior to DataArchon, he served as a VP and Principal Analyst with Constellation Group. He is a member of the Boulder (Colo.) Brain Trust, an organization with a mission “to benefit the Business Intelligence and data management industry by providing pro bono exchange of information between vendors and independent analysts on new trends and technologies and to provide vendors with constructive feedback on their of...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiation that drive front-line agility. We offer four on-ramps to the Digital Enterprise: alignment through collaborative process analysis; transformation through portfolio management; agility through process automation and integration; and visibility through intelligent business operations and big data.
There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...