Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: laundry and home care, beauty care and adhesive technologies. Founded in 1876, it holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of 16.4 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.5 billion euros in fiscal 2013. Its preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.