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PARIS Feb 13 Legrand said it expected
organic sales growth of zero to 3 percent for 2014, after strong
growth in North America and emerging markets last year helped
offset still depressed Western European markets.
The world's largest maker of electrical switches and sockets
posted a 0.9 pct rise in adjusted operating income to 882.3
million euros, well ahead of analysts' expectations, at 863
million on average in a Reuters poll.
Sales reached 4.46 billion euros, up 0.5 pct on an organic
basis and roughly in line with analysts' expectations.
Legrand also sid it targeted a 2014 adjusted operating
margin before acquisitions of 19.8 to 20.2 percent.
(Reporting by Natalie Huet; Editing by Andrew Callus)