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CAE shows profit dip in first quarter

August 9, 2012  By The Canadian Press

Aug. 9, 2012, Montreal - CAE Inc.'s first-quarter profit was cut in half to $21.3 million, as the company absorbed a major acquisition in its civil business unit and sales at its military division dropped from a year ago.

CAE's profit amounted to eight cents per share, down from 17 cents per share or $43.5 million a year earlier.

Nevertheless, the company said its quarterly dividend will be increased by 25 per cent to five cents a share starting with the
September payout, reflecting CAE's confidence that its restructuring efforts will pay off.

The Montreal-based company's revenue rose to $480.1 million from $427.9 million.

That was partially offset by $32 million in restructuring and
acquisition-related costs, including about $21 million for severance
payments during the quarter ended June 30.


The company has been integrating Oxford Aviation, an airline pilot training company that CAE acquired in a $314-million deal
announced in May.


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