9 May 2012 – interim managememnt statement

The group has announced an interim management statement for the period 1 January to 9 May which has confirmed that group revenue for the three months to 31 March was 9.9% ahead of the same period in 2011.  Current trading remains in line with expectations and the group should complete the acquisition of Eurovet Animal Health by the end of the month.  The shares remain a BUY.