Independent Media Group Profits Rise

24 March 2006

   DUBLIN - The Irish-headquartered newspaper group reported a double digit rise in underlying profits helped by a strong performances in Ireland and South Africa.
   Independent News & Media, which also owns The Independent newspaper in the UK and titles in Australasia, reports annual group profit increased 17.2%. The company says it is on course to deliver 2006 earnings growth in line with current forecasts.