GBL increases dividend as 2012 profits more than triple
BRUSSELS, March 5
BRUSSELS, March 5 (Reuters) - Belgian holding company Groupe Bruxelles Lambert said on Tuesday it would increase its full-year dividend by 2 percent to 2.65 euros ($3.45) per share after its earnings for 2012 more than tripled due to the benefits of divestments.
The company, part-owned by Belgian billionaire Albert Frere, has sold stakes in chemicals company Arkema and part of its stake in drinks maker Pernod Ricard.
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