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Another successful year


    The UK-based agricultural and garden equipment group PLT has had another successful year and is looking forward to the future with (0) confidence The group, which also has distribution and fuel     1    , has enjoyed record profits for the fifth year in a     2    . Pre-tax profits for the year     3    March 31 rose by 24 per cent to ~4.2 million.
    Total group sales     4    by five per cent to ~155 million, with the agricultural business delivering yet another record     5    , despite the somewhat difficult trading     6    in the industry. Sales in the garden equipment     7    were slow in the early months of the year, but increased dramatically in the final quarter.
    Chairman Suresh Kumar said, 'It is my     8    that we have continued to grow by     9    our customers well. I am delighted to     10    the continued development of our customer     11    and I would like to thank all our customers for their     12    As well as an increase in customers, our staff numbers also continue to grow. During the year, we have taken     13    58 new employees, so that our total workforce now numbers in excess of 700. All of the staff deserve my praise for their dedication and continued efforts in     14    these excellent results.'
    The group has proposed a final     15    of 9.4p per share, bringing the total to 13p for the year.


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【正确答案】 B
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