March 9, 2017 / 6:29 AM / 5 months ago

BRIEF-Firstrand says HY headline EPS 211.5 cents vs. 185.4 cents

March 9 (Reuters) - Firstrand Ltd -

* HY basic headline earnings per share 211.5 cents versus 185.4 cents

* Group is exploring strategic options to protect its counterparty status

* Expects economic growth to pick up slightly in 2017, although unlikely to provide significant support to topline growth for some time

* Group aims to deliver real growth in earnings and an ROE of between 18-22 pct

* Declared a gross cash dividend totalling 119 cents per ordinary share out of income reserves for six months ended Dec. 31 2016 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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