BRIEF-Qinetiq reconfirms guidance despite tough US

LONDON, March 28 Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:09am EDT

LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) - Qinetiq Group PLC : * Reconfirms the guidance given in its interim management statement (ims) dated

5 February * Remains on course to deliver on its expectations for the financial year

ending 31 March 2013 * In the US, market conditions remain challenging with order flow and

visibility much lower than usual * Changes ahead of sequestration will result in an exceptional charge this

financial year of approximately $25 million