Others/Consolidation



  Q1 2011      Q1 2010   
  Sales1)      € million      47.7      38.7   
  External sales      € million      19.2      13.8   
  Earnings before tax (EBT)      € million      12.2      15.5   
1) Incl. sales to other corporate divisions
Sales in the Other/Consolidation segment, which is mainly based on business in semi-finished products with subsidiaries and external parties, rose to € 47.7 million during the period under review (first quarter of 2010: € 38.7 million). External sales climbed to € 19.2 million (first quarter of 2010: € 13.8 million).

Pre-tax profit came in at € 12.2 million. The result includes € 29.0 million in profit after tax contributed by the stake in Aurubis AG (NAAG), consolidated at equity since 2009 (first quarter of 2010: € 11.2 million). Negative effects emanated from the reporting date-related valuation of the US dollar and marketable equities.
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