Profit for the year

As a result of the above, the Group's share of profit came to €123.2m (€158.1m in 2007), including €53.3m for the acquisition of Alpha Group Plc., World Duty Free Europe Ltd. and the interest in Aldeasa S.A. For the fourth quarter, the Group's share of profit was €11.3m, compared with €17.4m in the previous year.