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GE Reports 4Q’12 Operating EPS $0.44, +13% 4Q Revenues $39.3B +4%, Industrial Organic Growth +8% For Total Year Operating Margins Expand 120 Bps Over 4Q’11, Total Year Up 30 Bps Record Backlog Of $210B

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Fourth-quarter and Full-year 2012 Highlights:

Fourth-quarter operating earnings were $4.7 billion, up 13% from fourth-quarter 2011, and operating EPS was $0.44, up 13%. GAAP earnings from continuing operations (attributable to GE) were $4.3 billion, up 9%, or $0.41 per share, up 11% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Positive one-time gains of $0.01 per share were more than offset by $0.02 per share of restructuring and other charges.

Including the effects of discontinued operations, fourth-quarter net earnings attributable to GE were $4.0 billion ($0.38 per share attributable to common shareowners) in 2012 compared with $3.7 billion ($0.35 per share attributable to common shareowners) in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Fourth-quarter revenues increased 4% to $39.3 billion. Industrial sales of $27.3 billion increased 2% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. GECC revenues of $11.8 billion increased 2% from last year.

Full-year operating earnings were $16.1 billion, up 8%, from $14.9 billion in 2011, and operating EPS was $1.52, up 16%, and up 10% excluding effects of the 3Q’11 preferred stock redemption. GAAP earnings from continuing operations (attributable to GE) were $14.7 billion, or $1.39 per share, up 3% and 12% respectively from 2011.

Including the effects of discontinued operations, full-year net earnings attributable to GE were $13.6 billion ($1.29 per share attributable to common shareowners) in 2012 compared with $14.2 billion ($1.23 per share attributable to common shareowners) in 2011.

Full-year revenues were $147.4 billion, flat with last year and up 3% excluding the $3.7 billion pre-tax gain on the sale of NBC Universal in 2011. Industrial sales of $100.9 billion increased 6% from last year. GECC revenues of $46.0 billion were down 6% from 2011.

Cash generated from GE operating activities in 2012 totaled $17.8 billion, up 48% from $12.1 billion last year. Cash generated from GE Industrial operating activities in 2012 totaled $11.4 billion, down 5% from last year.

The accompanying tables include information integral to assessing the Company’s financial position, operating performance and cash flow.

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