Looking now at our results for the full year of 2011, our sales grew organically by 5%, with the $2.5 billion in sales setting a new annual high. Both net income and diluted EPS grew 19%. Our adjusted net income of $462 million and adjusted diluted EPS of $3.76 for the year achieved 13% and 14% growth, respectively, excluding restructuring charges in 2011 and 2010 and an impairment charge in 2010. Our adjusted operating income increased by 13% over 2010, consistent with the increase in adjusted diluted EPS. Free cash flow was $391 million for all of 2011, a strong result given the increase in strategic investments.Read the rest of this transcript for free on seekingalpha.com
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