“BAE Systems is a broadly-based and resilient business with a large order book, agile in developing the business and adapting its capabilities in anticipation of changing requirements.”

Ian King, Chief Executive BAE Systems


• Strong results reflect continued progress of Group strategy
o Headline sales up 21% to £22.4bn
o Underlying EBITA up 17% to £2,220m
o Underlying earnings per share up 9.7% to 40.7p
o Dividend up 10% to 16p
o Record order book of £46.9bn
o Strong balance sheet, net cash of £403m
o Cashflow from operating activities at £2,232m
o £500m market purchase of shares to commence

• Well balanced global business
o Broad geographic spread of business provides resilience
o Addressing long-term sustainable markets by building local industrial positions
o India identified as seventh home market
o Wide portfolio of products and capabilities with many of the Group’s programmes subject to long-term contracts

• Long-term sustainable performance
o Good track record in delivering growth and value to shareholders
o Focus on driving performance and efficiency in the business
o Agile in developing the business, adapting capabilities in anticipation of changing requirements
o BAE Systems has evolved to become of the world’s leading defence companies and is well positioned to weather the pressures in its global markets

• Effective implementation of global strategy and recognition of the hard work of employees around the world – resulting in £567 of free shares for all employees

About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).

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