Chief Executive Alison Cooper discusses the company's full year results and underlines her commitment to deliver on a sales-focused strategy.
This is your first set of full-year results as CEO, so how do you assess them?
They're a strong set of results, demonstrating the success of our strategy. We have growth in our brands, growth in our products, and growth in our mature and emerging markets coming through. And that's delivered net revenue growth of 3 per cent, just over £7bn, and also adjusted operating profit growth of just over £3bn - a 5 per cent growth in the year. This translates into earnings growth of 11 per cent and dividend growth of 15 per cent. And we made further excellent progress on reducing our debt, down by £1.5bn to £9.3bn at the end of the year...
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