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Express Scripts reports 62 pct rise in quarterly profit

Feb 27 (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co reported a 62.2 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, benefiting from a $1.38 billion one-time gain due to changes in the U.S. tax law.

The company's net profit rose to $2.33 billion, or $4.10 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from $1.43 billion, or $2.34 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue rose to $25.38 billion from $24.86 billion. (Reporting by Anuron Kumar Mitra; Editing by Arun Koyyur)