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BG Group Q4 Profit Jumps - Quick Facts

BG Group plc (BG.L, BRGYY.PK) Thursday posted a fourth-quarter attributable profit of $1.34 billion, or $0.39 per share, compared to $940 million, or $0.28 per share a year ago. Business performance profit from continuing operations was $1.49 billion, or $0.43 per share, this year and $1.10 billion, or $0.31 per share, in 2010.

Group revenue for the period jumped to $5.77 billion from $4.32 billion, with exploration and production revenues rising to $2.84 billion from $2.28 billion, and liquefied natural gas revenues surging to $2.41 billion from $1.45 billion.

The company's Board has also proposed a final dividend of 12.96 cents per share, above the prior-year final dividend of 11.78 cents per share, payable on May 25, 2012, to shareholders on the books as of April 13, 2012.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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