February 19: The acquisition of Russia’s beverage canmaker Rostar, favourable foreign currency translation and volume growth in beverage cans helped London-based Rexam post record sales in 2008.
Company sales rose 28 percent to £4.6bn ($6.5bn), with underlying operating profit (profit on continuing operations excluding exceptional items) of £466m ($663m), up by 32 percent year-on-year.

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