"The effect of having two Scottish participants in the Champions League makes a difference of over £2.5m to our bottom line," said Lawwell.
"We see ourselves as a Champions League club. We must be in the competition every year. That way we're getting short-term revenues, but equally as important, we're getting the club the longer-term exposure around the world that comes with it."
"They're exceptional figures for a Scottish club, everyone is delighted," added Lawwell.