AGM Trading UpdateSource: RNS
For release 9 december 2022
Associated British Foods plc
AGM Trading update
Associated British Foods plc is holding its Annual General Meeting today. At the meeting the Chairman, Michael McLintock, will say:
"Today I am providing a trading update for the Group for this financial year, further to our Annual Results Announcement on 8 November.
Our outlook for the full year is unchanged. We continue to expect further significant input cost inflation, but the volatility of our input costs has diminished.
We continue to expect the aggregate profit of our Food businesses to be ahead of our last financial year.
At this early stage, Primark trading in this financial year has been encouraging. We are on track to open 27 new stores this financial year, ten of these opening in the run-up to Christmas, and to date we have opened six new stores, including one today in Angers, France.
For the full year, we continue to expect significant growth in sales for the Group, and adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share to be lower than the previous financial year."
For further information please contact:
Associated British Foods:
Tel: 020 7399 6545
John Bason, Finance Director
Chris Barrie, Corporate Affairs Director
Citigate Dewe Rogerson:
Tel: 020 7638 9571
Tel: 07940 797560