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In millions, except per share 1999   1988   % Change

Sales $18,098.3 $15,273.6 18.5
Operating profit* 1.135.5 940.5 20.7
Net earnings* 635.1 510.1 24.5
Diluted earnings per common share* 1.55 1.26 23.0

Five-year compounded annual growth rates*

Sales Operating
Profit*
Earnings from
Continuing Operations*
Earnings Per Common Share from Continuing Operations*
13.8% 22.2% 27.9% 27.0%


*Excludes the effect of the merger, restructuring and other nonrecurring charges that were recorded in 1998, 1997, 1996 and 1995. See Five-Year Financial Summary for further information.

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