Admiral Group PLC (ADML.L)
19 Mar 2018
* Total dividend, including special dividend, of 114 pence (Recasts, adds detail, analyst, share price, CFO comment)
LONDON, Feb 28 British motor insurer Admiral posted an above-forecast 2017 pre-tax profit of 405 million pounds ($562.95 million), a rise of 43 percent from a year earlier helped by higher premiums and reserve releases, and announced a special dividend on Wednesday.
* REG-ADMIRAL GROUP PLC ANNOUNCES A RECORD GROUP PROFIT BEFORE TAX OF £405 MILLION FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2017
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