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GKN plc Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2009

Clear Vision Strong Action

2009 Performance

£4,468m

Sales*

£83m

Profit before tax*

5.5p

Earnings per share*

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Chairman’s Statement

This time last year we were experiencing an unprecedented decline in global automotive production, the world’s major economies were in the middle of the most severe global recession for more than 60 years and we continued to face significant economic uncertainty…

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Chief Executive’s Statement

As we entered our 250th year, the global financial crisis had already severely impacted demand in automotive markets worldwide and expectations were high that aerospace and off-highway end markets would be similarly affected during 2009…

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