BRIEF-Majestic Wine H1 pretax profit up 3.9 pct to 9.2 mln stg

LONDON Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:08am EST

LONDON Nov 19 (Reuters) - Majestic Wine PLC : * Profit before tax increased by 3.9% to £9.2M (2011: £8.8M). * Interim dividend increased 5.3% to 4.0P per share (2011: 3.8P). * -h1 total sales down 1.4% to £126.0M (2011: £127.8M) * Environment in which we operate is likely to remain challenging