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Imperial Tobacco says first-half profit rose 6 percent

Imperial Tobacco says first-half profit rose 6 percent

Imperial Tobacco Group PLC said Tuesday first-half profit rose 6 percent as the volume of cigarette sales continued to rise.
The company, whose brands include Davidoff, West and JPS cigarettes, said profit rose to 421 million pounds (euro617 million; US$842 million) in the six months ended March 31, compared with 397 million pounds in the same period a year ago. Revenue rose 1 percent to 1.5 billion pounds (euro2.2 billion; US$3 billion).
Cigarette production was up 5 percent to 90.7 billion.
London-based Imperial, which also makes Lambert & Butler and Embassy cigarettes, sells cigars and cigarettes in more than 130 countries and employs about 14,500 people.
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Updated : 2021-07-24 11:06 GMT+08:00