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BRIEF-Anadolu Efes Q1 Net Loss Shrinks To 83.5 Mln Lira YoY

May 7 (Reuters) - ANADOLU EFES BIRACILIK VE MALT SANAYII :

* SAID ON WEDNESDAY Q1 NET LOSS OF 83.5 MILLION LIRA VERSUS NET LOSS 176.8 MILLION LIRA YEAR AGO

* Q1 REVENUE OF 4.51 BILLION LIRA VERSUS 3.97 BILLION LIRA YEAR AGO

* SAYS COVID-19 HAS BEEN IMPACTING RESULTS ESPECIALLY SINCE MID-MARCH AND ITS EFFECT IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN SECOND QUARTER AS WELL

* SAYS DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES RELATED WITH DURATION OF PANDEMIC, IT WOULD NOT BE REALISTIC TO MAINTAIN 2020 EXPECTATIONS SHARED PREVIOUSLY

* EXPECTS VOLUMES TO DECLINE BY LOW-DOUBLE DIGITS ON ANNUAL BASIS FOR BEER GROUP

* EXPECTS YEAR-ON-YEAR INCREASE IN COST OF GOODS SOLD AND OPERATIONAL EXPENSES TO BE VERY MODERATE

* AS A RESULT OF SAVINGS AND FREEZES IMPLEMENTED, CAPITAL EXPENDITURES WILL BE LOWER THAN LAST YEAR ON ABSOLUTE BASIS

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