LAGOS Aug 21 Nigeria's Guaranty Trust Bank (GT
Bank) on Thursday posted a 6.92 percent fall in
half year pretax profit of 53.39 billion naira ($329.7 million),
prompting a slide in its shares.
But gross earnings rose to 132.98 billion naira in the six
months to June 30 from 124.20 billion a year earlier, it said in
a filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Its shares were down 2.03 percent to 28.90 naira at 1050
GMT. GT Bank declared an interim dividend of 0.25 naira,
unchanged from a year earlier.
(1 US dollar = 161.95 naira)
(Reporting by Oludare Mayowa; Editing by Jason Neely)