Sika Group net sales in 2006 rose against the preceding year by 33.6% from CHF 2 916.5 mil. to 3 896.1 mil. As in previous year, currency effects contributed 1.8 percentage points to results. Denominated in Swiss francs, growth adjusted for acquisitions amounted to 16.9%. The acquisition effects – particularly on account of Sarnafil - benefited the Construction Division exclusively. As in 2005 organic growth was broadly supported geographically and by both the Construction and the Industry Division.

Operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) was up 46.1% from CHF 352.2 mil. to CHF 514.6 mil. EBIT increased from CHF 244.7 mil. to CHF 371.2 mil, a 51.7% advance.

At CHF 234.5 mil. (prior year: CHF 154.9 mil.) consolidated net profit was 51.4% higher than in the preceding year.

The operating free cash flow rose markedly from CHF 128.7 mil. to CHF 190.5 mil., mostly on account of the increase in operating profits. ROE rose to 18.4%.

The Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting on April 17, 2007 the payout of a CHF 31.20 (CHF 19.20) dividend, gross, per bearer share or CHF 5.20 (CHF 3.20) per registered share, representing roughly 34% of consolidated net profit.