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BRIEF-Persimmon PLC says first-half profit rises 65 percent
August 21, 2012 / 6:07 AM / 5 years ago

BRIEF-Persimmon PLC says first-half profit rises 65 percent

Aug 21 (Reuters) - Persimmon PLC : * Auto alert - Persimmon PLC H1 underlying pretax profit rose 65

percent to 98.7 million STG * Legal completions up 6% to 4,712 and average selling price increased 7% to

£171,206 * On track to make first dividend payment of 75P per share in June 2013 * Expects firm underlying demand for new homes but will be constrained by

mortgage availability

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