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BRIEF-Antofagasta H1 profit rises

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Antofagasta Plc :

* Half yearly financial report

* H1 revenue fell 18.5 pct to $1.45 bln

* H1 pretax profit $276.1 mln

* H1 EBITDA increased 2.3 pct to $571.6 mln

* H1 capital expenditure of $385.4 mln, $276.9 mln lower than in first half of 2015

* Interim dividend of 3.1 cents per share

* H1 revenue 18.5 pct lower at $1.45 bln, on lower copper prices and sales volumes, and closure of Michilla at end of 2015

* H1 EBITDA margin (2) strengthened to 39.5 pct, up from 31.5 pct in same period last year

* Group copper production for year is expected to be at lower end of 710-740,000 tonnes guided in January

* Production for year is weighted to second half of year

* We are cautious in our outlook and remain conservative in our approach to managing capital

* Full year expenditure expected to be lower than original guidance

* Group net debt of $1.04 bln, almost unchanged since end of 2015

* FY expectations: unit costs $0.05/lb lower with cash costs before by-product credits of $1.60/lb and net cash costs of $1.30/lb Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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