May 20, 2014 / 6:22 AM / 3 years ago

BRIEF-Victrex first-half pretax profit rises

May 20 (Reuters) - Victrex Plc

* Interim dividend 11.39 pence per share

* H1 diluted eps 45 pence

* H1 basic eps 45.1 pence versus 41.7 pence year ago

* *dividend per share reflects a proposed interim dividend of 11.39p (h1 2013: 10.35p).

* H1 revenue £120.0m

* H1 profit before tax (pbt) £48.9m

* Our second half has started well, with initial volume trends building on our first half performance

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