The optical retail subsidiaries of Hal Holding increased same store sales by 0.3 percent in 2010 based on constant exchange rates. In 2009, same store sales had gone down by 1.6 percent. Hal will release more detailed results on March 24, including the operating income of its optical retail business. Hal already plans to distribute a dividend of €3.75 per share, payable in shares. Hal's net asset value increased to €5.87 billion in 2010 from €4.71 billion in 2009.