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The board of directors of pirelli & c. Spa approves 2009 financial statements

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Milan, 10 March 2010 - The Board of Directors of Pirelli & C. SpA, which met today, reviewed and approved 2009 draft financial statements.

PIRELLI & C. SPA

  • PARENT COMPANY RETURNS TO PROFIT WITH 112.6 MILLION EUROS IN NET PROFIT (NET LOSS OF 189.5 MILLION EUROS IN 2008)

  • BOARD TO PROPOSE DISTRIBUTION OF A DIVIDEND OF 0.0145 EUROS PER ORDINARY SHARE AND 0.0406 EUROS PER SAVINGS SHARE

PIRELLI & C. GROUP

  • 2009 REVENUES: 4,462.2 MILLION EUROS (-3.3% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS), COMPARED WITH A TARGET OF MORE THAN 4.3 BILLION EUROS

  • EBIT POST RESTRUCTURING CHARGES QUINTUPLED TO 217.4 MILLION EUROS, (43.2 MILLION EUROS IN 2008);

EBIT MARGIN 4.9%, BETTER THAN TARGET OF 4.5% DESPITE THE IMPACT OF ADDITIONAL RESTRUCTURING CHARGES OF APPROX. 50 MILLION EUROS COMPARED WITH 30 MILLION EUROS INITIALLY FORECAST IN 2009-2011 PLAN

  • ATTRIBUTABLE NET RESULT RETURNS TO PROFIT OF 22.7 MILLION EUROS, COMPARED WITH A LOSS OF 347.5 MILLION EUROS IN 2008; TOTAL NET RESULT NEGATIVE FOR 22.6 MILLION EUROS, SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED OVER 2008 LOSS OF 412.5 MILLION EUROS

  • NET DEBT NEARLY HALVED: 528.8 MILLION EUROS (1,027.7 MILLION EUROS IN 2008) COMPARED WITH THE INITIAL TARGET OF 1 BILLION EUROS, WHICH HAD ALREADY BEEN IMPROVED AT THE END OF Q3 TO 700 MILLION EUROS

PIRELLI TYRE

  • 2009 REVENUES: 3,992.9 MILLION EUROS (-1.6% ON A LIKE-FOR-LIKE BASIS COMPARED WITH 4,100.2 MILLION EUROS IN 2008) COMPARED WITH A TARGET OF 3,900 MILLION EUROS (ALREADY IMPROVED AT THE END OF Q3)

  • EBIT POST RESTRUCTURING CHARGES: 308.5 MILLION EUROS, MORE THAN DOUBLE THE 150.7 MILLION EUROS OF 2008;

EBIT MARGIN 7.7% (3.7% IN 2008), HIGHER THAN THE TARGET OF AT LEAST 7% (WHICH HAD BEEN IMPROVED AT THE END OF Q3)

  • IN 2009 OPERATING CASH FLOW POSITIVE FOR 561.5 MILLION EUROS (-18.1 MILLION EUROS IN 2008)

  • NET DEBT APPROX. 1 BILLION EUROS POST DIVIDENDS, COMPARED WITH A TARGET OF 1.3 BILLION EUROS BEFORE DIVIDENDS

2010 TARGETS

  • PIRELLI & C. GROUP: REVENUES 4.7/4.8 BILLION EUROS, EBIT MARGIN 6.5%/7%
  • PIRELLI TYRE: REVENUES +6%/+8%, EBIT MARGIN TENDENTIALLY IN LINE WITH 2009

NEW 2011-2013 THREE-YEAR PLAN TO BE PRESENTED BEFORE THE END OF 2010