Essilor 2013 underlying sales up provisional 2.1 pct

PARIS Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:09am EST

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PARIS Jan 17 (Reuters) - Essilor, the world's largest maker of ophthalmic lenses, said on Friday that estimated revenue reached 5.065 billion euros in 2013, a like-for-like increase of 2.1 percent.

Excluding currency effects, sales rose a provisional 5.4 percent, the company said in a statement.

Final revenue figures will be released on February 27. (Reporting by Dominique Vidalon)