Egypt's Eastern 9M net profit rises 13 pct y-o-y

CAIRO, April 23 Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:09am EDT

CAIRO, April 23 (Reuters) - Egypt's cigarette monopoly Eastern Tobacco posted a 13 percent rise in net profit in the nine months ending in March to 662.63 million Egyptian pounds ($95.79 million), the firm said in a statement to the bourse on Tuesday.

Nine-month net profit in the same period of the previous year was 588.71 million pounds, the statement said. ($1 = 6.9176 Egyptian pounds) (Reporting by Ehab Farouk; writing by Shaimaa Fayed; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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