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LIMA, May 7 (Reuters) - Credicorp, Peru's biggest financial holding company, said on Thursday that its net profit rose 21.5 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago, beating market expectations.
The company said in a statement that it earned a net 804.7 million soles ($255 million), slightly above the $221 million average estimate of three analysts, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. ($1 = 3.151 soles)
Reporting by Mitra Taj; Editing by Leslie Adler