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Nestle publishes Annual Report 2012

VEVEY, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2013) - Nestlé S.A. / Nestlé publishes Annual Report 2012

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Nestlé has published its Annual Report 2012, outlining the company's performance last year and its future ambitions.

Read the report online: http://www.nestle.com/Media/NewsAndFeatures/annual-report-2012

The full Annual Report pack also contains the company's 2012 Financial Statements, 2012 Corporate Governance report and the 2012 Nestlé in society: Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments report.

Nestlé Model

"The environment in 2013 looks to be every bit as challenging as it was in 2012," said Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, and Nestlé Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke in a joint letter to shareholders.

"But 2013 will again provide opportunities to leverage our competitive advantages, to deliver on our growth opportunities and benefit from our continuous drive for improvement across the group.

"We expect to deliver the Nestlé Model once again of organic growth between 5-6%, as well as an improved margin and underlying earnings per share in constant currencies."

Key figures from the report include:

* Group Sales of CHF 92.2 billion, + 8.6 billion

* 5.9% organic growth

* Trading operating profit CHF 140 billion, + 1.5 billion

* Trading operating profit margin 15.2%, +20 basis points

* Underlying earnings per share +7.5% in constant currencies

Related information

Read the full Annual Report pack in English, French and German on our website: http://www.nestle.com/AboutUs/MediaDocuments/MediaDocuments

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