August 31, 2017 / 6:27 AM / a year ago

Recruiter Hays declares special payout, says Brexit vote impact fading

Aug 31 (Reuters) - Recruiter Hays declared a special dividend of 4.25 pence on Thursday, after posting higher full-year profit supported by growth in continental Europe and improving hiring trends in the U.K. as the impact of the Brexit vote faded.

The company, which places workers in areas such as finance and information technology, said full-year operating profit rose 17 percent to 211.5 million pounds ($273.1 million) in the year ending in June, broadly in line with its July estimate of 209.5 million pounds.

“We continue to see strong overall net fee growth across our International businesses... Conditions in the U.K. are overall broadly stable,” Hays said in a statement.

$1 = 0.7743 pounds Reporting by Esha Vaish in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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