Dec 11 (Reuters) - Devro Plc ::PETER PAGE HAS AGREED WITH BOARD THAT WILL STEP DOWN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE AFTER ANNOUNCEMENT OF GROUP'S 2017 FULL YEAR RESULTS ON 27 FEB 2018.RUTGER HELBING, CURRENTLY GROUP FINANCE DIRECTOR, WILL SUCCEED PETER PAGE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE ON 28 FEBRUARY 2018.SEARCH FOR RUTGER HELBING'S SUCCESSOR HAS COMMENCED AND AN ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THIS APPOINTMENT WILL BE MADE IN DUE COURSE.
Devro Plc : Interim dividend 2.7 penceper share . H1 revenue 112.9 mln stg versus 112.7 mln stg year earlier . Expectations for full year underlying operating profit remain unchanged - CEO . Six month revenue unchanged year on year, with exchange rate benefits offsetting effects of lower sales volumes . H1 underlying profit before tax £13.7 mln stg versus 13.6 mln stg year earlier .Exceptional costs expected to be approximately 20 mln stg for full year.