Thomson earnings up 16.5 percent

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Electronics manufacturer Thomson Multimedia -- which is awaiting approval of its acquisition of manufacturer Grass Valley Group -- posted 2001 earnings before interest and taxes of $565 million, up 16.5 percent from 2000, on
revenues of $9.32 billion, up 15.4 percent from 2000.

Operating cash flow before financial costs, exceptional items and taxes was
up 107 percent to approximately $1.25 billion.

The Digital Media Solutions division, which includes broadcast-related
products, had revenues of $1.56 billion.