LONDON Feb 27 British utility Centrica
unveiled plans to invest more in its residential services
business and North America after reporting a 5 percent rise in
full-year earnings, in line with expectations.
Centrica, which owns Britain's biggest household energy
supplier British Gas, said earnings per share (EPS) for the year
to end Dec. rose to 27.1 pence, compared with earnings of 27.4
pence per share according to a Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S poll of
Centrica, which pulled out of plans to build new nuclear
power stations in Britain with partner EDF last month,
also announced the resignation of the head of British Gas, Phil
Bentley, in a move which had previously been flagged.