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Kingspan sales rise

BUILDING materials group Kingspan said its sales for the year to the end of December rose by 6pc to €1.19bn -- its first growth in three years.

The company said its operating profits rose by 8pc to €67.4m and it reinstated its dividend for the year at 10 cent.

However, pre-tax profits fell to €55.67m from €56.7m in 2009.