March 5, 2020 / 7:22 AM / a month ago

Insurer Aviva posts record 3.2 bln stg operating profit

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - Aviva posted 6% rise in 2019 operating profit to 3.2 billion pounds ($4.12 billion) on Thursday due to strength in its general and life insurance businesses.

Operating profit was forecast at 3.1 billion pounds, according to a company-supplied consensus forecast.

The company said it would pay a dividend of 30.9 pence per share, up 3% and in line with forecasts. ($1 = 0.7764 pounds) (Reporting by Carolyn Cohn Editing by Rachel Armstrong)

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