Press release
31.12.2007

4th Quarter Revenue 2007

Strong business in 2007
Revenue on December 31, 2007: 11.7 billion euros (+ 9%)

In 2007, all of Colas’ business activities again enjoyed buoyant markets, spurred by strong demand for upgrading and maintenance of infrastructures.  
 
As of December 31, 2007, the Group’s consolidated revenue amounted to 11.7 billion euros, a sharp 8.9% increase against 2006, boosted by growing work-on-hand throughout the year, excellent weather conditions, and amplified by the impact of rising raw material costs.  With comparable exchange rates and scope of business activity, revenue rose 6.9%.   
 
Revenue in France totaled 7 billion euros, a 10.8% increase compared to 2006.  With an unchanged scope of business, activity was up 8.5%.   
 
The Group’s international and French overseas territories posted revenue at 4.7 billion euros, a 6.2% increase compared to 2006 (+4.7% with identical scope of business and exchange rates). A breakdown by region shows that North America accounts for 44.5% (46.6% in 2006), Europe (excluding France) for 41.5% (41.8 % in 2006), and Africa / Indian Ocean / Asia / other countries for 14 % (11.6 % in 2006). 

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