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* Sri Lanka's John Keells profit before tax increases 9% for 2013/14
Tue, May 27, 2014, 11:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 27, Colombo: Sri Lanka's blue chip conglomerate John Keells Holdings (JKH) recorded a 9% increase in the Group's recurring Profit Before Tax (PBT) and the profits attributable to equity holders for the financial year 2013/14.

The Group in a stock market disclosure said the Profit Before Tax for 2013/14 financial year, excluding the fair value gains on investment property was Rs. 14.93 billion.

It is an increase of 9 percent over the recurring PBT of Rs. 13.65 billion recorded for the prvious year.

The recurring profit attributable to equity holders of the parent was Rs. 11.34 billion representing an increase of 9 percent over the Ra. 10.45 billion recorded in the previous year.

The group's PBT was Rs.15.40 billion while the Group's Profit After Tax (PAT) was Rs. 13.01 billion.

The Group earned Rs. 89.26 billion in the 2013/14 financial year, which is an increase of 5 percent over the Rs. 85.41 billion recorded previous year.

The JKH Board declared a final dividend of Rs. 1.50 per share payable on 17th June 2014.

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