Slovene Krka 9-mo group net down by 3 pct

LJUBLJANA Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:22am EST

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LJUBLJANA Nov 15 (Reuters) - Generic drugs producer, Krka , Slovenia's largest listed company, posted a nine-month group net profit of 111.5 million euros ($141.92 million), down 3 percent compared with the same period last year due to higher costs.

The company also said sales rose by 6 percent to 813.9 million euros and forecast sales would reach 1.2 billion euros in 2013, a rise of 6 percent compared with the expected sales in 2012. ($1 = 0.7856 euros) (Reporting By Marja Novak; Editing by Zoran Radosavljevic and Alison Birrane)