Greencore Group PLC
25 March 2003
GREENCORE GROUP PLC
CONTACT: PATRICK KENNEDY TELEPHONE 353 1 605 1003
FAX 353 1 605 1103
GREENCORE GROUP PLC ('GREENCORE') PRE-CLOSE PERIOD UPDATE
In accordance with its usual practice, Greencore will be meeting with
stockbrokers' analysts before entering its close period for the six months
ending 28 March, 2003. This statement is issued in advance of those meetings.
It follows the update provided in the Chairman's Statement at the Annual General
Meeting on 6 February, 2003.
Overall trading remains in line with expectations at the beginning of the
financial year. The Group has experienced further good growth in profitability
from continuing operations in the first half of the financial year, and whilst
earnings per share growth in the first half will be impacted by the significant
level of profits derived from discontinued activities in the comparative period,
the Group remains on course to deliver full year earnings per share in line with
consensus analyst forecasts.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
GREENCORE GROUP PLC,
ST. STEPHEN'S GREEN HOUSE,
DUBLIN 2. 25 March, 2003.
This announcement has been issued through the Companies Announcement Service of
the Irish Stock Exchange.
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