B&M announces special dividend of £250 million. | Kalkine Market Update UK |

B&M European Value Retail S.A. has reported a surge of over 25 percent in its revenue for the first half of FY21. The company has reported strong sales performance spread across all key product categories, which has led B&M to announce 25 pence per share special dividend, equating to £250 million. The group EBITDA for the period was up by 95.3 percent. The adjusted profit before tax surged by 128.5 percent to £253.6 million.

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