De La Rue plc (LSE: DLAR) (“De La Rue”) today announces a trading update for the six months ended 26 September 2020.
Trading for the financial year 2020/21 to date has been positive, with revenue and adjusted operating profit for the first half in line with the Board’s expectations. Net debt at the half year was lower than expected due mainly to the phasing of capital expenditure and positive working capital movements. Net debt for the full year is forecast to be in line with the Board’s expectations.
De La Rue expects to announce its results for the six months ended 26 September 2020 on 25 November 2020.
De La Rue plc's LEI code is 213800DH741LZWIJXP78.
De La Rue plc
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Clive Vacher, Chief Executive Officer
Rob Harding, Chief Financial Officer
Matthew Rose, Director of Tax, Treasury and Investor Relations
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