The principal feature of the quarter was the planned acceleration of our Path to Growth strategy. This brought significant cost savings which has allowed us to increase marketing investment behind the growth of our leading brands and post another strong increase in operating profit. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS---------------------------------------------------------------------- Constant exchange rates (1999 average)-------------------------- Third Quarter 2000 Euro Millions-------------------------- 10,976 +5 % Turnover-------------------------- Operating profit - before exceptional 1,557 +10 % items and amortisation of goodwill/intangibles-------------------------- 1,403 +7 % Pre-tax profit-------------------------- 806 (5)% Net profit-------------------------- 894 - % Net profit - before exceptional items-------------------------- Per NV share (Fl.