(Reuters) – Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank said on Thursday its nine month pre-tax profit dropped 2 percent to 80.69 billion naira ($487.41 million), from 82.36 billion naira in the same period of last year.

Revenue however rose to 199.24 billion naira, compared with 181.99 billion naira last year, the lender said in a filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange. (1 US dollar = 165.55 naira)

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