Nov 2 (Reuters) - Howden Joinery Group Plc :HOWDENS HAS SEEN A GOOD TRADING PERFORMANCE, INCLUDING DURING IMPORTANT OCTOBER TRADING PERIOD.COMPANY REMAINS ON TRACK TO MEET BOARD'S EXPECTATIONS FOR FULL YEAR.HOWDENS UK DEPOTS' TOTAL REVENUE FOR 12 JUNE 2017 TO 28 OCTOBER 2017INCREASED BY 8.2% ON COMPARABLE PERIODS IN 2016.IN FIRST 44 WEEKS OF 2017, TOTAL REVENUE IN UK INCREASED BY 6.3% AND BY 4.4% ON A SAME DEPOT BASIS.HOWDENS UK HAS OPENED FIVE NEW DEPOTS SINCE JULY 2017 HALF YEAR REPORT, RESULTING IN 16 NEW DEPOTS ADDED SO FAR THIS YEAR.EXPECTS TO ADD AROUND 20 NEW DEPOTS IN UK IN 2017.
Howden Joinery Group Plc : H1 profit before tax increased to £74.8m (2015: £59.2m), group revenue was £528.9m (2015: £482.6m) . Referendum result has created uncertainty about outlook for remainder of year, but no evidence of any impact on demand so far . Interim dividend 3.3 penceper share . H1 revenue 528.9 million stg versus 482.6 million stg year ago . H1 pretax profit 74.8 million stg versus 59.2 million stg year ago . Performance in first half of year was in line with our expectations for 2016 .Interim dividend of 3.3p per share (2015: 2.8p).