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BRIEF-Nationwide annual profit before tax rises to 1.3 bln pounds
May 24, 2016 / 6:11 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-Nationwide annual profit before tax rises to 1.3 bln pounds

May 24 (Reuters) - Nationwide Building Society

* An underlying profit before tax of 1,337 million stg

* Cet1 capital ratio up to 23.2%

* Leverage ratio improved to 4.2 percent

* Net mortgage lending up 28% to £9.1 billion

* Uncertainty surrounding eu referendum and global economic outlook are likely to have some impact on uk economic activity in near term

* We expect housing market to remain resilient

* Total assets have grown by 13 billion stg to 209 billion stg Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Lawrence White)

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