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Key figures and highlights 2008

Yara delivered its best results so far in 2008. Net income increased by 36 percent compared with 2007; earnings per share increased from NOK 28.27 to 20.60. Pursuing its growth strategy, Yara seized new business opportunities and implemented several new initiatives.

Key figures 2008

Financial performance 2008 2007
Revenue and other income NOK million 88,775 57,486
Operating income NOK million 12,281 4,987
EBITDA 1) NOK million 17,917 8,441
Net income 2) NOK million 8,228 6,037
Investments 3) NOK million 16,04 7,797
Debt/equity ratio 4) % 82 42
Cash flow from operations NOK million 3,986 4,305
CROGI 5) % 22.8 16.1
Earnings per share 6) NOK 28.27 20.60
Shareholders’ equity NOK million 30,267 21,201
Share price on OSE NOK at year end 148.75 251.50
Social performance
Employees Number at year end 7,971 8,173
LTI rate 7) Per million hours worked 1.2 1.4
Environmental performance
GHG emissions 8) (million tons) 13.5 16.4
Energy use (PJ) 200.7 191.3

Main events 2008

Consistently pursuing its strategy for profitable and sustainable growth, Yara took advantage of growth opportunities through several initiatives in 2008.

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