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BRIEF-WHSmith proposes 50 mln stg share buyback after profit rise
October 15, 2015 / 6:08 AM / 2 years ago

BRIEF-WHSmith proposes 50 mln stg share buyback after profit rise

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Wh Smith Plc

* Total dividend up 13 percent to 39.4 penceper share

* Group total sales up 1% with like-for-like (lfl) sales flat

* Group profit before tax up 8 percent to 121 million stg

* Final dividend 27.3 penceper share

* Today announced a further share buyback of up to £50m and a 13% increase in final dividend

* Group profit from trading operations up 6 percent to 139 million stg Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by UK Bureau)

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