The Henkel Group reported that 2005 sales rose by 13% to €11,974 million, and operating profit rose by 16.7% to €1,162 million. Fruther, the company stated that all of its business sectors and regions contributed to rise. The company will propose an increase in dividends of €.06 per share at its annual general meeting.
"Our innovations were once again an important factor in our success, providing us with a number of competitive advantages and contributing to encouraging organic sales growth," said Ulrich Lehner, chairman of the management board, Henkel KGaA. "Our new products also enabled us to expand our market positions and generate further profitable growth. Now we want to concentrate even more on the development of new and creative ideas in all our corporate areas."