25 August 2010

Unaudited Interim Results for the 6 Months Ended 30 June 2010

Clarkson PLC ('Clarksons') is the world's leading integrated shipping services group. Through our 27 offices on five continents we play a vital intermediary role in the movement of the majority of commodities around the world.


• Revenue up 14% to £101.0m (2009: £88.9m) reflecting improved market conditions in shipping as a result of increased international trade

• Operating profit increased by 62% to £18.8m (2009: £11.6m)

• Profit before taxation up 49% to £16.7m (2009: £11.2m)

• Basic earnings per share up 58% to 66.7p (2009: 42.1p)

• 6% increase in interim dividend to 17p per share (2009: 16p per share)

• The successful launch and first trade of the Container Freight Swap Agreement, an innovative new risk management product developed by Clarkson Securities

Andi Case, Chief Executive of Clarksons commented:

"Uncertainty remains as to the speed and sustainability of global economic and trade growth. Nevertheless Clarksons has produced a strong set of results, ahead of the board's expectations, for the first six months of 2010. These results reflect the hard work that our team has undertaken."


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Andi Case, Chief Executive
Jeff Woyda, Finance Director

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