September 18, 2014 / 6:07 AM / 3 years ago

BRIEF-Kier FY profit soars 54 pct, on track for current yr

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Kier Group Plc

* Final dividend 49.5 penceper share

* Total dividend up 6 percent to 72 penceper share

* Fy reported operating profit was £35.0m (2013: £35.1m)

* Underlying profit before tax1 up 54% to £73.1m (2013: £47.6m);

* Solid construction division margin of 2.1% (2013: 2.3%) on increased revenue;

* Proposed full year dividend increased by 6% to 72.0p (2013: 68.0p),

* Are on course to meet board’s expectations for current financial year.” Further company coverage:

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