MILAN Aug 1 Italian regional utility company
A2A said on Wednesday first-half core profit rose 4.1
percent to 484 million euros ($596 million) helped by higher
revenues in its energy, congeneration and heating businesses.
The company said it expected full year core earnings - or
before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)- to
progressively improve thanks to consolidation of power producer
Net debt rose to 4.86 billion euros at end-June form 4.02
billion euro end-2011.
($1 = 0.8120 euros)
(Reporting By Danilo Masoni)