February 28, 2017 / 7:35 AM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-Provident Financial posts FY adjusted EPS 177.5 pence

Feb 28 (Reuters) - Provident Financial Plc

* Total dividend up 12.1 percent to 134.6 pence per share

* Final dividend up 13 percent to 91.4 penceper share

* FY adjusted profit before tax 334.1 million stg versus 292.9 million stg year ago

* FY adjusted earnings per share 177.5 pence versus 162.6 pence year ago

* Instability in UK economy over near or medium term may result in weak GDP growth and may result in increased unemployment unlikely to have a significant impact on group through 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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