Aug 21 (Reuters) - Clientèle Limited ::FY DILUTED HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE INCREASED BY 13% TO 139.06 CENTS.FY DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER SHARE INCREASED BY 15% TO 115.00 CENTS.FY NET INSURANCE PREMIUMS INCREASED BY 8% TO R1.9 BILLION.FY NET INSURANCE PREMIUMS INCREASED BY 8% TO R1.9 BILLION (2016: R1.7 BILLION).FY NEW BUSINESS PROFIT MARGINS HAVE CONSEQUENTLY DECLINED TO 21.4%.FY NEW BUSINESS PROFIT MARGINS HAVE CONSEQUENTLY DECLINED TO 21.4%.
Clientèle Limited : Six month diluted headline earnings per share increased by 10 pct to 66.45 cents . Six month annualised return on average shareholders' interest of 55 pct . Six months net insurance premiums increased by 7 pct to r924.7 million . Six month value of new business of r246.7 million . Six month recurring embedded value earnings of r340.0 million . Six month annualised recurring return on embedded value of 13.9 pct .Immediate focus is on reducing withdrawals and increasing production volumes, with aim of returning these to expected levels.