- ViaNet booked a FY pretax profit of £1.6m, from £1.8m a year earlier. Revenue was £18.3m, from £21.09m. It proposed a final dividend of 4p a share, taking the total to 5.7p, unchanged.

"The uncertainty of the past several years is about to be lifted as the Government last week published a balanced response to the Pub Company consultation, although we suspect that its implementation will remain a customer distraction for some time," said chairman James Dickson in a statement.

"However, the Group is confident that the on-going high growth Vending opportunities, higher margin activity, and further efficiencies provide an encouraging outlook for 2015," he said.

"The Group's markets, products, customers and people are now in place to deliver earnings growth and there is a solid foundation for future profitability."

At 8:16am: [LON:VNET] Vianet PLC share price was 0p at 82p

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