Sika Group posted net sales in 2007 near to CHF 4.6 billion. Sales in Swiss Francs were thereby 17.4% above the previous year. Organic growth accounted for 13.3%, acquisitions for 1.6% and 2.5% growth resulted from favourable currency effects.

During 2007 all regions registered solid growth rates. The new IMEA Region - India, the Mid-East, Africa - recorded the highest rate with 35.9% followed by Latin America with 24.7%.

Despite nervous construction markets caused mainly by the mortgage crises in the USA, sales of the Construction Division were still very strong. This was driven by unchanged demand in Sika’s most important markets, the infrastructure, commercial and industrial construction sectors.

Sika’s mid-term financial goal remains at 8-10% organic sales growth per annum, as previously communicated.

Further details on the reporting year 2007 will be announced at the annual media conference on February 26, 2008.