- John Menzies has made a positive start to the year, continuing to make good progress against its strategic objectives.

"I am very pleased at the progress made so far this year," said chairman Dermot Smurfit.

"The integration of ASIG is progressing well and I am confident we will be able to deliver on a deal to combine the businesses of DX (Group) plc and Menzies Distribution," he added.

"Our Aviation business continues to trade strongly. The opportunities that exist to cross sell our new product lines and also to expand into new markets are very exciting and your Board looks to the future with increasing confidence."

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