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Havelock Europa PLC (HVE)

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Tuesday 18 November, 2008

Havelock Europa PLC

Interim Management Statement

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Havelock Europa PLC
18 November 2008

Tuesday 18 November 2008


Interim Management Statement

Havelock, the Educational and Retail Interiors and Point of Sale Group, announces its Interim Management Statement relating to the period from 1 July 2008 to 17 November 2008.

Despite a worsening economic climate, the business is performing well. In the ten month period to the end of October, orders received were £117.4 million (2007: £102.6 million), a 14% increase. Revenue for the same period was ahead of last year by 16% at £108.6 million (2007: £93.4 million). All three divisions continue to grow in line with the Board's expectations.

Net debt at 17 November 2008 is showing a normal seasonal increase over the level at 30 June 2008, due to the build up of working capital to support work in hand at this peak time of the year. The Group continues to operate comfortably within its available banking facilities. In the period it has renewed a £10 million one-year working capital facility which forms part of its total facilities of £38 million.

In the current climate of economic uncertainty, the spread of Havelock's activities is proving beneficial and the Group is on track for another successful year.

Notes for Editors:

For the year to 31 December 2007, Havelock reported revenue of £125.0 million, pre-tax profit of £6.7 million and fully diluted earnings per share of 12.0p.


Havelock Europa PLC                          01383-820 044

Hew Balfour (Chief Executive)                       

Grant Findlay (Finance Director)                        

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Charles Ponsonby                                 020-7367 8851

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