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Egis shareholders approve same dividend

Shareholders of Hungarian drug maker Egis, majority-owned by France's Servier, approved a proposal to pay a HUF 120-per-share dividend on profits of the business year ended September 30 at an annual general meeting on Wednesday.

Egis has paid a HUF 120-per-share dividend on profit for years.

The dividend on 2008/2009 profits adds up to HUF 934 million.

Egis had after-tax profit of HUF 13.8 billion in the 2008/2009 business year, according to Hungarian Accounting Standards, down 3% from the previous business year. Payment of the dividend will bring retained earnings to HUF 12.9 billion. (MTI-ECONEWS)