- Home shopping and education supplies group Findel's strong performance continues, with total sales since the half-year 3.8% ahead of the prior year, up from 3.4% in the eight weeks to 22 November.

In the financial year-to-date, group sales are 4.6% up on last time with continued strong performance from its largest businesses, Express Gifts and Education.

The group says: "During the period we also reached agreement with our lenders around an increase in the securitised debt facility supporting the Express Gifts credit receivables portfolio, and separately with our pension scheme trustees with regard to fixing pension contributions over the next 10 years." Overall, the group says it remains well on track to deliver another year of strong profit growth and meet its stated 2014-15 operating margin target range.

At 8:02am: [LON:FDL] Findel PLC share price was +3.63p at 313.38p

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