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Annual Report and
Financial Statements 2008

If it ain’t broke, make it better.
The mark of an effective strategy and the test of the talent of your people is whether they carry on delivering the results when conditions worsen.
So while 2008 was a challenging year, the results for our shareholders show that continuing with our core strategy, while flexing our execution in the changing circumstances, was the right thing to do.
Bart Becht Chief Executive

1 Chief Executive’s Statement
4 Portfolio strategy
6 Finish: innovation drives the Powerbrands
7 Vanish: when less is more
8 Mucinex: it’s our latest Powerbrand
9 French’s: no mess, no waste
10 Our people
11 Sustainability
12 Board of Directors and Executive Committee
14 Chairman’s Statement
15 Business Review 2008
24 Report of the Directors
30 Directors’ Remuneration Report
36 Independent auditors’ report to the members of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
37 Group income statement
37 Group statement of recognised income and expense
38 Group balance sheet
39 Group cash flow statement
40 Notes to the accounts
71 Five year summary
72 Parent company – independent auditors’ report to the members of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
73 Parent company accounting policies
74 Parent company balance sheet
75 Notes to the parent company accounts
80 Shareholder information

Reckitt Benckiser 2008


£6,563m +25% our net revenue in 2008

growth rate of net revenue

Group financial highlights



Net revenues




Operating profit




Net income for the year




Diluted earnings per share




Adjusted operating profit*




Adjusted net income for the year*




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