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Coca Cola HBC core profit rises 9 percent on higher volumes, lower costs

Coca Cola HBC core profit rises 9 percent on higher volumes, lower costs
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(Reuters) - Soft drink bottler Coca Cola HBC AG reported a 9.6 percent rise in full-year comparable core profit, boosted by higher volumes and lower costs.

Comparable earnings before interest and tax rose to 680.7 million euros (597 million pounds) for the year ended Dec. 31 from 621 million euros, a year earlier. On a per share basis, the company earned 1.306 euros.

(Reporting by Tanishaa Nadkar in Bengaluru)

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