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Results announcement for the fourth quarter 2012

Issued Wednesday 6 February 2012 - LSE announcement

GSK delivers 2012 core EPS of 112.7p and returns £6.3 billion to shareholders

  • Group sales -1%; flat excluding disposals of OTC brands
  • Successful RD delivery: 6 new drugs filed since start of 2012
  • Phase III data expected on 14 assets in 2013 2014, including 9 new drugs/vaccines
  • Expansion of new major change programme across manufacturing, RD Europe; expected to deliver annual cost savings of at least £1bn by 2016
  • Strategic options to maximise efficiency and future performance in Europe under evaluation
  • In line with Consumer focus on core healthcare brands emerging markets, initiating strategic review for Lucozade Ribena
  • Continued focus on dividend growth; targeting share buy-backs of £1-2bn in 2013
  • Expect core EPS growth of 3-4% CER in 2013; sales growth of around 1% CER

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More details with CEO CFO interviews available in the quarterly results section of this website.

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Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements Under the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, GSK cautions investors that any forward-looking statements or projections made by GSK, including those made in this announcement, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that may affect GSK' s operations are described under 'Risk factors' in the 'Financial review risk' section in the company's Annual Report 2011 included as exhibit 15.2 to the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2011.

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