Fresenius lifts dividend after 2013 profit gain

FRANKFURT Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:16am EST

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FRANKFURT Feb 25 (Reuters) - German diversified healthcare group Fresenius SE announced plans to increase its dividend for 2013 after posting a 12 percent increase in 2013 net profit.

The company said on Tuesday it was raising its dividend to 1.25 euros per share from 1.10 euros a year earlier, just above an average analyst estimate of 1.22 euros in a Reuters poll. (Reporting by Maria Sheahan, editing by Edward Taylor)

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