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Three-Year Financial Overview

In Millions (except per share amounts) 2013 (unaudited) 2014 2015
Net Sales $9,021.4 $9,055.8 $8,895.3
Gross Margin 2,015.4 1,926.6 1,717.9
Operating Earnings 1,339.9 1,311.8 1,278.8
Net Earnings 1,062.9 1,028.6 1,000.4
Diluted Net Earnings Per Share 2.49 2.68 2.78
Cash and Cash Equivalents 5,293.1 2,374.6 1,276.3
Total Assets 19,554.0 18,283.0 17,412.4
Total Long-term Debt 3,009.3 3,819.0 3,834.1
Total Equity 11,320.6 10,720.6 9,565.0
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities 2,019.9 2,293.7 1,807.6
Capital Expenditures 1,426.6 929.1 1,000.3
Dividends Per Share on Common Stock 1.00 1.00 1.075
Diluted Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding 424.1 375.6 360.3
*Unaudited due to change of year end from May 31 to December 31 in 2013.

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