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Alcon's Second Quarter Earnings Rise 67.9 Percent On 12.3 Percent Sales Growth 
10/19/2005 5:11:21 PM

Alcon, Inc. (NYSE:ACL) reported global sales of $1,039.2 million for the second quarter of 2004, an increase of 12.3 percent over global sales in the second quarter of 2003, or 9.9 percent excluding the impact of foreign exchange fluctuations. Net earnings for the second quarter of 2004 increased 67.9 percent to $299.2 million, or $0.96 per share on a diluted basis, compared to $178.2 million, or $0.57 per share, for the second quarter of 2003.
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