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Reckitt Benckiser Third-Quarter Profit Growth Beats Estimates

October 25, 2011

Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) -- Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc said third-quarter adjusted net income rose 10 percent to 470 million pounds, beating the 463 million-pound average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.

Revenue excluding the effects of currency fluctuations, acquisitions and disposals increased 4 percent, the Slough, England-based company said today in a statement. The maker of Lysol cleaners continues to target “strong” sales growth in the fourth quarter, Chief Executive Officer Rakesh Kapoor said in the statement.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Jarvis in London at pjarvis@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Risser at drisser@bloomberg.net


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