I am pleased to report that our company has continued to record positive growth in 2007. Revenue and profitability targets for the first half year ended June 30, 2007 were both exceeded. Pre-tax profits of $24.3 million represent an increase of 16.4% over the $20.8 million recorded for first half year in 2006. Earnings per share of 45 cents have grown from 40 cents in 2006, an improvement of 12.5%. All divisions in the group have exceeded prior period results. The Directors are confident that this growth trend will continue to the end of the year.
The Directors have approved an interim dividend of 15 cents per share, the same as last year.