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/FIRST AND FINAL ADD -- NY021 -- BURTON GROUP EARNINGS/

 /FIRST AND FINAL ADD -- NY021 -- BURTON GROUP EARNINGS/
 THE BURTON GROUP PLC
 INTERIM RESULTS
 FOR THE 26 WEEKS ENDED FEB. 29 1992
 26 Weeks to 26 Weeks to 52 Weeks
 Feb. 29 March 2 Aug. 31
 Pounds M 1992 1991 1991
 Turnover 934.6 915.0 1,661.1
 Trading profit 32.6 61.8 21.6
 Net interest ( 9.6) ( 17.4) ( 32.8 )
 Other costs ( 1.2) ( 0.3) ( 2.2 )
 Profit/(loss) before taxation 21.8 44.1 ( 13.4 )
 Taxation -- ( 13.0) --
 Profit/(loss) after taxation 21.8 31.1 ( 13.4 )
 Extraordinary items -- -- ( 152.0 )
 Profit/(loss) for the period 21.8 31.1 ( 165.4 )
 Dividends ( 11.2) ( 11.2) ( 22.4 )
 Retained earnings (deficit) 10.6 19.9 ( 187.8 )
 Earnings (loss) per share
 Average shares in issue
 - Actual tax 2.0p 4.8p ( 2.0p)
 NOTES
 1. The results for the half year are unaudited.
 2. The results for the half year ended March 2, 1991 have been restated to reflect the reclassification of certain items of income and expenditure.
 3. The interest charge comprises:
 1992 1991
 Pounds M Pounds M
 Interest payable - net 14.0 28.1
 Supplementary interest 4.1 3.9
 Gross interest 18.1 32.0
 Charged to provision ( 8.5) (14.6)
 Net interest 9.6 17.4
 4. The tax charge reflects the estimated effective rate for the full year having regard to available losses.
 5. Extraordinary items for the 52 weeks ended Aug. 31, 1991 comprise:
 Pounds M
 Write down on withdrawal from property development
 net of taxation relief 139.0
 Disposal of Financial Services Division 13.0
 Total 152.0
 6. Earnings per share for the half year ended March 2, 1991 have been adjusted to reflect the rights issue approved in July 1991.
 7. This statement of half year results will be sent to holders of the company's listed securities. Copies will be available to members of the public at the company's registered office, 214, Oxford St., London, W1N 9DF from May 27, 1992.
 -0- 5/14/92 AA NY021
 /CONTACT: Debra Wasser or Janet Shotter of Dewe Rogerson, 212-688-6840, for the Burton Group/
 /END FIRST AND FINAL ADD/ CO: Burton Group plc ST: IN: SU: ERN


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