CRH maintains its 2015 final dividend

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CRH maintains its 2015 final dividend

Key Points

Good profit growth

Enhanced portfolio through M&A

Strong cash generation; de-leveraging accelerated

Margins and returns ahead

Financial Highlights

Sales of €23.6 billion, 25% ahead of 2014; continuing operations (see page 29) up 17%

EBITDA up 35% to €2.2 billion, ahead of November guidance; continuing operations up 33%

Cash inflow from operations up 47% to €1.3 billion; year-end net debt of €6.6 billion

Dividend per share maintained at 62.5c, covered 1.4 times

Strategic Highlights

Strengthening market positions through focused portfolio management

Delivering value through capital allocation and reallocation at attractive multiples

Acquisitions and investments of almost €8 billion; transaction/one-off costs of €0.2 billion

Divestment and disposal proceeds of circa €1.0 billion; cumulative proceeds from divestment programme since 2014 of €1.4 billion

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