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Nigerian Breweries 9-month pre-tax profit edges up

LAGOS, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Nigerian Breweries, a unit of Dutch brewer Heineken, said on Friday its pre-tax profit rose to 31.71 billion naira ($210 million) in the first nine months from 31.59 billion naira a year earlier. Gross earnings also rose to 130.71 billion naira in the period from 118.97 billion naira a year ago, the company said in a filing to the Nigerian Stock Exchange. (Reporting by Oludare Mayowa) ($1=150.80 Naira) Keywords: NIGERIANBREWERIES/ (oludare.mayowa@thomsonreuters.com; Lagos Newsroom tel: +234 1 463 0257) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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