Results announcement for the third quarter 2012

Wednesday 31 October 2012, London UK

  • Core EPS of 26.5p and dividend of 18p
  • Group sales (-5%) impacted by expected demanding prior year comparisons and continued weakness in European markets; strong performance evident in key investment businesses
  • Further successful R&D delivery: phase III programmes completed for 6 novel medicines in 2012
  • Focus on delivery of cost improvements and financial efficiencies maintained
  • Continued strong cash generation and returns to shareholders

View full Q3 2012 results (PDF)

Further details with CFO interview available on the quarterly results page of this website.

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Under the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, GSK cautions investors that any forward-looking statements or projections made by GSK, including those made in this announcement, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that may affect GSK' s operations are described under 'Risk factors' in the 'Financial review & risk' section in the company's Annual Report 2011 included as exhibit 15.2 to the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2011.

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