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Smiths Group announces demerger of Smiths Medical by H1’20, with plans for a UK listing.
Smiths Group H1 underlying revenues +2% (+3% excl. Medical), operating profit -2%, pre-tax profit -1%, free cash flow -37%. Interim dividend +2.2%. Reiterates full year guidance for “at least” 2% underlying revenue growth.
easyJet to keep EU ownership position under review following Brexit; currently 49.92% (excl. UK), which is below the EU’s 50%+1 share requirement; ready to activate “no deal” contingency plan, suspending non-EU voting rights on a last in first out basis.
Berry Group says 793p/share takeover offer for RPC is final and will not be increased unless RPC receives a better third-party bid. Takeover expected to conclude Q3.
G4S provides 2017-18 breakdown of underlying quarterly organic growth: Secure Solutions (average 3.1% per quarter), Cash Solutions (0.1%), Cash Solutions ex-RCS & NA (0.8%) and Group (2.3%).
(Sources: Company newswires, Bloomberg, CNBC, FT, Reuters, Wall Street Journal)
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