Hamworthy plc
LSE : HMY

Hamworthy plc

March 31, 2006 01:03 ET

Hamworthy plc-Pre-Close Trading Update

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - March 31, 2006) - Hamworthy ("Hamworthy" or "the Group") (LSE:HMY), a world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative marine and offshore fluid handling systems, is pleased to give the following trading update as it enters its close period.

The Group's Results for the year ended 31 March 2006 are expected to be in line with market expectations. The order book at February 2006 stands at GBP Sterling 203 million for delivery over three years (September 2005: GBP Sterling 170.7 million). With this record order book and a positive outlook across the portfolio of the Group's markets the board looks forward to the future with confidence.

The Group will be announcing its Preliminary Results on Tuesday, 30 May 2006.

An analyst briefing given by Gordon Page (Non-Executive Chairman), Kelvyn Derrick (Chief Executive) and Paul Crompton (Finance Director), will be held at 9.30 am on Tuesday, 30 May 2006 at Abchurch Communications Ltd, 5th Floor, 100 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6EU.

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About Hamworthy plc

Hamworthy specialises in the design and manufacture of innovative marine fluid handling systems focused on gas handling, pumping and wastewater management. The products address all types of merchant and naval vessels and offshore applications and the Group has a reputation for producing technically advanced, reliable and environmentally sound solutions.

The Hamworthy business was founded in 1911 and has an established name in the world marine engineering business. With its headquarters in the UK, manufacturing and engineering sites in five countries and a presence in 50, the Company has established a leading global position in the consolidating marine technologies market.

Further information on Hamworthy plc can be found at www.hamworthy.com.

Contact Information

  • Hamworthy plc
    Kelvyn Derrick
    Chief Executive
    Tel: +44 (0) 1202 662 600
    or
    Hamworthy plc
    Paul Crompton
    Finance Director
    Tel: +44 (0) 1202 662 600
    www.hamworthy.com
    or
    Media enquiries: Abchurch
    Henry Harrison-Topham
    +44 (0) 20 7398 7700
    henry.ht@abchurch-group.com
    or
    Media enquiries: Abchurch
    Ariane Comstive
    +44 (0) 20 7398 7700
    www.abchurch-group.com