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Q1 2018 Trading Statement

CEO Cees ’t Hart says: “In the seasonally small first quarter, we delivered 2% organic revenue growth. The Q1 growth in craft & speciality and alcohol-free brews as well as the broadly based growth in Asia serve as proof points for our SAIL’22 agenda. Funding the Journey is delivering according to plan and we’re well on track to deliver on our full-year expectations.”

Highlights

  • Organic net revenue growth of 2%; reported decline of 5% to DKK 12.7bn due to currencies (-5%) and disposals (-2%).
  • Price/mix improvement of 1%.
  • Total organic volume growth of 1%.
    • Tuborg volume growth +11%, Carlsberg flat, Grimbergen +12% and 1664 Blanc +44%.
    • Craft & speciality volume growth of +30%, alcohol-free brew volume growth of +23% in Western
      Europe.

2018 Earning expectations maintained

  • Mid-single-digit percentage organic growth in operating profit.
  • A translation impact on operating profit of around DKK -550m, based on the spot rates at 30 April (previously DKK -450m).

Carlsberg will present the results at a conference call today at 9.00 am CET (8.00 am GMT).

Contact

Please address enquiries to:

Director, International and Danish Media

Kasper Elbjørn

Tel +45 4179 1216 Email kasper.elbjorn@carlsberg.com

Vice President, Investor Relations

Peter Kondrup

Tel +45 3327 1221 Email Peter.Kondrup@carlsberg.com