- Empresaria is confident full year profits will be in line with expectations, shareholders at the annual general meeting today will be told.

Chairman Tony Martin said: "The group has made a good start to the year, with growth in net fee income compared with this period in 2015. We have seen particularly good trading in our Continental Europe and Rest of the World regions, especially in Germany, Japan, India and Chile.

"The investment we made in October 2015 in US based Pharmaceutical Strategies is performing well and recent new client wins give us confidence it will deliver full year profits in line with our expectations.

"As part of our stated strategy to develop leading brands with sector expertise we continue to look for further investment opportunities.

"The Group remains on course to meet market expectations for the full year."

At 9:15am: [LON:EMR] Empresaria Group PLC share price was -3p at 81p

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