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Business Development - January 1 - March 31, 2017

Business Development - January 1 - March 31, 2017

tesa Group is well above last year



tesa recorded significant sales growth in Q1 compared to a very weak first quarter of the previous year. Organic sales increased by 13.5%. Exchange rate effects increased sales by 0.9 percentage points. As a result, nominal sales rose by 14.4% to € 317 million (previous year: € 277 million).

tesa recorded positive sales growth in both the Direct Industries segment, which includes direct business with industrial customers, and the Trade Markets segment, which includes the end-user business. In the American market, we were particularly successful with our solutions for the automotive industry. In Asia, sales in the electronics business rose significantly again after strong decline in the last year.

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tesa Development (January to March 2017)

Sales 2017
Sales 2016
Development (organic) <sup>1</sup> Adjusted for exchange rate effects in %
Development (nominal) in %
Europe

182

168

9.0%

8.6%

America

47

40

12.3%

17.8%

Africa / Asia / Australia

88

69

25.3%

26.6%

Total

317

277

13.5%

14.4%