• 03-FEB-2016


ABB: Increased Profitability in Challenging Markets

Full-year 2015 Summary:

· Next Level strategy delivering positive results

· Orders and revenues stable, order backlog up 5%

· Operational EBITA margin up 60 bps to 11.8%

· Operational earnings per share +5% (constant currency)

· Cash return on invested capital up 70 bps to 13.4%; free cash flow +16%

· Power Systems 'step change delivers strong financial turnaround in 2015

· 7th consecutive dividend increase to CHF 0.74 per share proposed

· 4 new Board members proposed for election at the next annual general meeting

Available material includes soundbites with ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, corporate b-roll and corporate film celebrating 125 years of ABB.