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South Africa's Aspen posts FY earnings decline, pays no dividend

South African drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare Holdings said on Wednesday full-year normalised earnings fell by 7% and it would not pay a dividend this year.

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11 (Reuters) - South African drugmaker Aspen Pharmacare Holdings APNJ.J said on Wednesday full-year normalised earnings fell by 7% and it would not pay a dividend this year.

Normalised headline earnings per share from continuing operations fell to 1,414.3 cents in the year ended June 30 from a restated 1,518.4 cents a year ago.

($1 = 14.7045 rand)

(Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by David Gregorio)

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