The Datwyler Group stayed on track for profitable growth during 2018. Net revenue increased by 5.4% to
CHF 1'361.6 million. Operating result (EBIT) continued to improve to CHF 170.0 million, and the EBIT margin
remained almost unchanged at 12.5% despite significant start-up costs for growth-related projects. Net
result amounted to CHF 121.0 million. The Annual General Meeting will be asked to pay an unchanged cash
dividend of CHF 3.00 per bearer share. During the 2018 reporting year, Datwyler used its position of
strength to set a course for future profitable growth, which included expanding production capacity for
high-quality components for the health care market and acquiring two attractive businesses.