Stagecoach increases 2012/13 interim dividend by 8.3%

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Stagecoach increases 2012/13 interim dividend by 8.3%

Group like-for-like revenue up 5.9%

Earnings per share up 66.3% to 16.8 pence (2011: 10.1 pence)

- Further growth in profit from bus operations

- Growth in rail profit with full effect of revenue support at East Midlands Trains

- Earnings-enhancing effect of October 2011 return of cash to shareholders

Interim dividend per share up 8.3% to 2.6 pence (2011: 2.4 pence)

UK Bus (regional operations):Partnership model and successful fares strategy delivering further revenue and operating profit growth

UK Bus (London): Turnaround of acquired business progressing to plan and profitability improved

UK Rail: Good revenue growth, increased profitability and strong operational performance. Further development of the alliance between South West Trains and Network Rail

North America: Further expansion of network and good financial performance at recently acquired Coach America operations

Virgin Rail Group: Nearing agreement for continued operation of West Coast train services and plans to bid for new long-term West Coast franchise when tendered

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