March 12, 2020 / 4:49 AM / 19 days ago

Kenyan lender KCB Group's full year pretax profit rises 7.5%

NAIROBI, March 12 (Reuters) - Kenya’s top lender by assets KCB Group said on Thursday its pretax profit for 2019 jumped 7.5% to 36.73 billion shillings ($358.69 million).

Earnings per share at the group, which also operates in neighbouring Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan, increased to 8.11 shillings during the period, from 7.83 shillings a year earlier.

Total dividend per share was 3.50 shillings, unchanged from the previous year, KCB said. ($1 = 102.4000 Kenyan shillings) (Reporting by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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