(Corrects first paragraph to say first-half results would be
below last year's level and not lower than earlier expected)
June 25 Beverage-can maker Rexam Plc
warned first-half results would be slightly lower than the prior
year as a result of disappointing volumes in Western Europe and
"Whilst we have accelerated our cost mitigation measures, we
now expect full year performance to be modestly lower than
previously anticipated," the company said in a statement.
The company, which makes cans for Coca-Cola, Red Bull and
Carlsberg beer, said global can volumes for the five months to
the end of May grew 1 percent compared to the same period last
Shares in the company closed at 465.1 pence on Monday on the
London Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Abhishek Takle in Bangalore; Editing by Supriya