This excerpt taken from the AZN 6-K filed Nov 8, 2005.
A strong third quarter with sales up 9 percent and Earnings per Share up 52
* There were two non-recurring items in Q3 2004,
which benefited profit before tax by $219 million and earnings per share by
$0.17. Excluding these benefits, earnings
per share increased 52 percent at CER in the third quarter and 42 percent for
the nine months compared with 2004.