October 13, 2016 / 7:01 AM / a year ago

BRIEF-WH Smith says full-year pretax profit up 8 pct

Oct 13 (Reuters) - WH Smith Plc :

* FY pretax profit rose 8 percent to 131 million stg

* Final dividend up 12 percent to 30.5 penceper share

* Total dividend up 11 percent to 43.9 pence per share

* Says travel business continues to perform well with strong sales across all channels and profit up 9 pct

* In high street business, our profit focused strategy continues to deliver sustainable growth with profit up 5 pct

* Stationery sales have been strong in year

* FY total group sales were up 3 pct at £1,212m (2015: £1,178m) with group lfl sales up 1 pct.

* FY group profit from trading operations 1 increased 7 pct on prior year to £149m (2015: £139m)

* While economic environment is uncertain, we are well positioned for current year and beyond - CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 80 6749 1136)

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