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Revenue was up 10 percent driven by positive volume and currency effects. In China, we continued to experience double digit volume and revenue growth, driven by the growth in the project and professional channel. The China Coating Society awarded Dulux the number one interior emulsion brand. Our South East Asian business continued to be affected by the weaker market conditions. Strong cost control has helped to protect our profitability.

Q4 revenue was up 12 percent, reflecting strong performance in China, where volume and revenue continued to grow in double digits.

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