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Schindellegi / CH, March 4, 2013 – In 2012, the globally operating Kuehne + Nagel Group sustained its position in a highly volatile market environment. Compared to the previous year, the company increased volumes in all business units despite slower inter- national trade growth. However, results were negatively impacted by declining profit margins, cost increases and an antitrust fine of CHF 65 million imposed by the European Commission in March 2012.