French Connection ahead in style
Tuesday 30 March 1999
Stephen Marks, the chief executive (pictured), said trading was "pretty good" in very difficult market conditions. He said that with worldwide brand recognition for both French Connection and Nicole Farhi rising, the group is planning "further considerable expansion", especially in the US and Australia, but also in Europe.
For the year to 31 January the company reported pre-tax profits of pounds 10.4m against pounds 8.2m a year earlier, leading to a final dividend of 3.25p, giving a total payout of 4.25p against 3.25p.
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