The sales at Puma in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 has climbed 13.9 per cent currency-adjusted to 1,241.7 mn euro The Americas and Asia/Pacific regions have contributed with double-digit rise, while growth in the EMEA region was at a high single-digit rate. The apparel segment was the main growth driver in the quarter, supported by new product launches. The operating result (EBIT) rose by 28.4 per cent from 101.2 mn euro last year to 129.9 mn euro due to a strong sales growth combined with an improved gross profit margin. This corresponds to an improvement of the EBIT-margin from 9.0 per cent last year to 10.5 per cent in the third quarter this year.