Thai Beverage Q3 net profit up 19 pct on strong beer sales

SINGAPORE, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Singapore-listed Thai Beverage , Thailand's largest brewer and distiller, said on Friday its third quarter net profit rose 19 percent, helped by stronger sales from its spirits and beer businesses. The company, which also makes non-alcoholic drinks and owns restaurants, had a net profit of 2.23 billion baht ($74.86 million) for the three months ended Sept 30, up from 1.88 billion baht a year ago, it said in a statement. Thai Beverage's revenue surged 26 percent to 27.27 billion baht in July-September, from 21.56 billion baht a year ago. (Reporting by Charmian Kok, editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan) ((; +65 6403 5666; Reuters Messaging: ( ($1=29.79 Baht) Keywords: THAIBEVERAGE/ (If you have a query or comment on this story, send an email to COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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