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Hindustan Unilever’s 4Q net profit up 21pc

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on Tuesday said its net profit rose 20.63 percent to INR686.61 crore (INR6.87 billion, USD129.65 million) for the fourth quarter ended 31 March 2012.

It had posted a net profit of INR569.18 crore in the same period of 2010-11, HUL said in a filing to the BSE.

Net sales of the company stood at INR5,660.48 crore in 4Q, 2011-12, as against 4,893.67 crore in the same period of 2010-11.