Financial year 2014/15 marks one of the most intensive and yet successful phases of METRO GROUP's transformation. Apart from finalising key portfolio measures, such as the sale of Galeria Kaufhof, the Düsseldorf-based retail and wholesale company continued the positive trend concerning its operating business. In the reporting year, like-for-like Group sales rose by 1.5% and EBIT before special items totalled €1,511 million, while negative exchange rate effects amounted to €117 million altogether. METRO GROUP therefore significantly exceeded the comparable previous year's figure of €1,414 million adjusted for currency effects. As a result, the company met its sales and earnings targets for the financial year.
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