Germany's second-largest sportswear group, Puma AG, today said it expects a double-digit percentage rise in pre-tax profit and a 20 per cent sales increase in 2002. At its annual news conference, the company said it would pay a dividend of 0.30 euros in 2001, up from 0.10 euros. Puma also said it was aiming for consolidated sales of one billion euros ($874.1 million) by 2006.