- PZ Cussons said its overall performance in the period June 1 to Sept. 27 has been in line with expectations.

"The financial position of the Group remains strong with cash generation during the period also in line with expectations," the company said.

Looking ahead, PZ Cussons said the strength of the group's brand portfolio and new product pipeline was serving it well and, together with a continued focus on costs, left the group well placed to manage the challenging trading conditions that exist in most markets.

"The Group's balance sheet remains strong and well placed to pursue new opportunities as they arise."

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