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Worldpay profit rises; declares first dividend

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By Rory Gallivan

LONDON--Payments processing technology company Worldpay Group PLC (WPG.LN) Tuesday reported a rise in profit as it benefited from increased customer numbers and said it expects a good performance in the second half of the year.

Net profit for the six months ended June 30 rose to 58.6 million pounds ($77.6 million) from GBP3.1 million on revenue up to GBP2.14 billion from GBP1.94 billion.

The company, which processes card, contactless and online payments and floated on the London Stock Exchange last year, announced a first dividend of 0.65 pence.

Write to Rory Gallivan at rory.gallivan@wsj.com; Twitter: @RoryGallivan

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