Ecobank Transnational 2007 profit rises 38 pct

Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:35am EDT

 LAGOS, March 31 (Reuters) - Results of pan-African banking
group Ecobank Transnational Incorporated ETIT.LG for the year
ended Dec. 31, 2007, as published by the Nigerian Stock Exchange
on Monday: 
 (In millions of dollars)
                       2007       2006
 Gross earnings           697.3    419.0
 Profit after tax         138.9     86.4
 NOTE - The directors have recommended a dividend of two
cents per share for shareholders On the company's books at a
date to be announced later.
 (Reporting by Oludare Mayowa; Editing by Paul Bolding)