May 24, 2016 / 5:10 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-Tiger Brands says H1 total HEPS rises 14 pct

May 24 (Reuters) - Tiger Brands Ltd

* Group turnover* up 9% to R15,9 billion for six months ended 31 March 2016

* Six month HEPS* unchanged at 978 cents

* Interim dividend per share up 7% to 363 cents

* Total HEPS up 14% to 975 cents for the six months ended March 31

* Outlook for balance of year remains challenging, with downside risk to macro-economic environment

* Key challenge will be to maintain volume momentum notwithstanding price increases that are currently being taken to partly offset cost pressures Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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