BRIEF-Tate and Lyle first-half adjusted profit up 2 pct

LONDON Thu Nov 8, 2012 2:12am EST

LONDON Nov 8 (Reuters) - Tate & Lyle PLC : * H1 sales 1,631 million STG + 7% * Adjusted operating profit 195 million STG, up 2 percent * Adjusted profit before tax3 179 million STG, up 2 percent * Despite facing headwinds this year, i am pleased that the business continues

to perform solidly * Overall we continue to expect to make progress this financial year