DUSSELDORF, Germany -- In a difficult market environment, the Henkel Group achieved sales of 2.49 billion euros and an operating profit (EBIT) of 168 million euros in the second quarter of 2002. "In the second quarter we achieved profit increases in all our business sectors," explained Dr. Ulrich Lehner, president and CEO of the Henkel Group. "This gratifying result further underlines our positive expectations for fiscal 2002."

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